These Minnie Reindeer Cupcakes are Fun Christmas Cupcakes!

Who doesn’t love an easy Christmas cupcake that’s Disney-inspired AND reindeer inspired?! Not me. I love these easy Minnie reindeer cupcakes and won’t be turning tail from them anytime soon! LOL!

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Make these easy Minnie Mouse reindeer cupcakes for Christmas!

Minnie Reindeer Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love Christmas and, frankly, an excuse to make a cupcake. So, when the kiddo asked for cupcakes this year for her holiday party, well, I had to come up with something fun, right?! And, trying them out at home before the big day–totally rational. So, we made these easy Minnie reindeer cupcakes.


They’re super fast to come together, although they look surprisingly difficult. They are definitely holiday-themed cupcakes and taste like a million dollars. If you’re ready to make a Christmas cupcake to die for, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Christmas Cupcakes

  • Start with your favorite vanilla cupcake. I like to use my Lazy Girl cupcake recipe. It’s no-fail fluffy-and-light-cupcakes anyone can make, as long as you follow the directions. To make them chocolate, I just added 1/2 cup of melted chocolate chips.
  • Allow your fondant creations to sit overnight on the counter. You can use them right away, sure, but at the end of the day, if they can dry out, they will be a lot more likely not to flop over and be all bendy.
  • I adore the way that this frosting looks. It’s just a super simple technique where you put the two colors of icing into the same piping bag. So cool.
  • To make the reindeer antlers, I just piped out some melted chocolate onto some parchment paper, but you COULD make them from fondant using a mold that you can grab here. That would be so much simpler, honestly–I just didn’t think of it beforehand. Ha!
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How to Make Minnie Reindeer Cupcakes - Christmas Has Never Been Cuter!

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 12

Minnie Reindeer Cupcakes

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I love how fast these easy Christmas cupcakes come together--and how cool is it that you can make Minnie Mouse reindeer cupcakes for the holidays?! I am just in love.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Fondant Ears and Bow

  • 1 package of black fondant
  • 1 package of green fondant

Chocolate Antlers

  • 1 C Ghirardelli milk chocolate melting chips

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Red gel food coloring


  1. Roll out your black fondant to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out 24 circles for ears.
  2. Pinch off about 1 teaspoon size portion of fondant and press it into a bow shaped mold.
  3. Remove from mold and set aside.
  4. Make 12 bows.
  5. Allow bows and ears to dry overnight.
  6. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and warm at 30 second increments, stirring between each, until the chocolate is fully melted.
  7. Place chocolate in a piping bag and cut off the tip.
  8. Pipe out about 48 thick small size antlers onto parchment paper.
  9. Allow the antlers to dry overnight or in the fridge for 20 minutes. Either one.
  10. To make the frosting, combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and mix well until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  11. Separate the frosting into two equal portions in two bowls.
  12. Stir in 4-6 drops of red food coloring into one bowl until the color is consistent.
  13. Place the red frosting into one side of the decorating bag.
  14. Place the white frosting into the other side of the decorating bag.
  15. Frost each of the cooled cupcakes with the frosting in a round pattern.
  16. Press two ears into the sides of the frosting.
  17. Place the bow into the center of the frosted cupcake.
  18. Press the antlers into the frosting, in front of each of the ears.
  19. Enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make christmas minnie cupcakes for a party


You will also need:

  • 1 round circle cookie cutter
  • 1 large piping bag with large star tip
  • 1 bow fondant mold

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 941Total Fat: 70gSaturated Fat: 44gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 2gSugar: 74gProtein: 3g

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

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