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Make these Christmas Tree Cupcakes, Too Cute Christmas Cupcakes!

I adore these Christmas tree cupcakes. They are not only the world’s cutest holiday cupcake, but these Christmas cupcakes are surprisingly easy to make. Win-win!

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Make these adorable Christmas tree cupcakes, an easy holiday cupcake recipe!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a million Christmas ideas swirling in our heads. Like sugar plum cupcakes and holly cupcakes…well, I have a million ideas, like I said. But, when I was making a few fun holiday cupcakes the other day (practicing for the big event, you know), I came up with these adorable Christmas tree cupcakes and I just had to share.

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The adorableness is just overflowing with these cute Christmas cupcakes. If you’re ready to make some adorableness in the form of a tiny tree, well, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make holiday cupcakes

  • Start with this easy Lazy Girl cupcake recipe. Its so simple and, as long as you follow the recipe, they come out absolutely perfect every time!
  • I love the fact that these Christmas cupcakes don’t require a ton of frosting. If you’re making your own, like I’ve got down in the recipe, below, that’s awesome. But if you’re making it with canned frosting (that’s fine too, no judgement–I had just run out when I was making these tiny holiday cupcakes), you should only need to use about 1/2 of the can. So, if you make a second batch of holiday cupcakes, you have plenty in just one can!

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How Do I Make this Christmas Tree Cupcakes?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 12

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

side view of easy christmas tree cupcakes made with icing on a white table

I adore these Christmas tree cupcakes. They are not only the world's cutest holiday cupcake, but these Christmas cupcakes are surprisingly easy to make. Win-win!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Let your cupcakes cool completely before decorating.
  2. Start making the buttercream by: with a mixer, combine butter, icing sugar and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase speed to high and beat the mixture until it's completely smooth.
  3. Frost each cupcake with a spatula. how to make easy christmas tree cupcakes by icing the cupcake
  4. Dip each cupcake top into bowl of sprinkles. how to make easy christmas cupcakes with a tree on top by putting on the decorations
  5. Color the remaining buttercream with the green food coloring.
  6. Using Wilton frosting tip #199, pipe out a tree onto each cupcake. how to make christmas tree cupcakes with a buttercream christmas tree
  7. Decorate each tree with assorted-colored candies, placing a yellow one on top.
  8. Enjoy and happy holidays! side view of easy christmas tree cupcakes made with icing on a white table

Notes

For more fun holiday cupcakes, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 37gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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