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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Christmas Tree cupcakes are perfectly delicious way to enjoy creamy buttercream frosting as well as decorate your holiday table with perfection. Using your favorite cupcake recipe, get creative with your Christmas tree sprinkles (decor) and have some serious fun with baking. What an awesome way to kick off the holiday season!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

This adorable cupcake with a Christmas Tree on top is so fun to eat…because EXTRA FROSTING. I mean who doesn’t love extra frosting?

Now I know this isn’t a side dish recipe but the holidays mean baking, cooking, and pretty much all the appetizing you can do, so if your table is already set with all your homemade goodies, its time to get to the baking.

I hope this cupcake tutorial inspires you to get creative and bring a little bit of fun to your table this Christmas food season.

Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes

Get Creative with Decorating: Sprinkles, Stars, Coconut, Candy Coated Candies

Christmas Tree Cupcake Tutorial

 

Christmas Tree Cupcake

Need a cupcake recipe to get started with? Try Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes, Easy Chocolate Cupcakes or Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes!

You can use your favorite recipe so this might be the perfect time to dig out grandma’s old recipe!

Before you get started, ensure that your cupcakes are cool before decorating.

If you try to decorate a cupcake that is warm (I know waiting is the hardest part!) than your frosting will melt RIGHT OFF.

First, start by making the buttercream: use an electric mixer and beat butter, icing sugar and milk on medium speed. You may need to adjust the milk depending on the frosting thickness. Add a little at a time for desired consistency.

Gradually increase blender speed to high and beat until buttercream frosting is completely smooth.

Frost each cupcake base with an offset spatula.

This is your “snow”.

snow cupcakes

Dip each frosted cupcake (upside down) into bowl of sprinkles.

Color the remainder of your buttercream with Kelly green gel food coloring.

Using Wilton frosting tip #199, pipe out a tree-like figure on each cupcake.

Do not feel stressed by perfection! In fact, this is so fun that you should let your kids also do this one.

how to make christmas tree cupcakes

Decorate your chocolate cupcake and tree with assorted-colored candies and use a yellow one on top for the star.

cupcake candies

Enjoy your adorable Christmas tree cupcakes and happy holidays!

christmas tree cupcake

cupcake recipe

The holiday season is so full of dessert fun and your Christmas cupcakes should not be the only thing you dive into this season!

Try Oreo Truffle Balls (made w/ Golden Oreo’s) , Marshmallow Fluff, or this Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball.

Looking for something savory over sweet? Christmas Tree Pull apart bread, with cream cheese and herbs, is as fun and as filling as it gets!

Whatever you bake up, cook up or make up this season, you are sure to keep your tummy full making my favorite recipes.

5 from 1 vote
Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Christmas Tree cupcakes are perfectly delicious way to enjoy creamy buttercream frosting as well as decorate your holiday table with perfection. Using your favorite cupcake recipe, get creative with your Christmas tree sprinkles (decor) and have some serious fun with baking. What an awesome way to kick off the holiday season!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas tree cupcakes, cupcakes, dessert
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • ¾ cup butter softened (1 ½ sticks)
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp milk
  • Kelly green gel food coloring
  • 1 cup white sprinkles poured into a bowl
  • Candies of assorted colors
Instructions
  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are cool before decorating.
  2. Start by making the buttercream: use an electric mixer and beat butter, icing sugar and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase speed to high and beat until completely smooth.
  3. Frost each cupcake with an offset spatula. Dip each frosted cupcake into bowl of sprinkles.
  4. Color the remainder of your buttercream with Kelly green gel food coloring. Using Wilton frosting tip #199, pipe out a tree-like figure on each cupcake. Decorate with assorted-colored candies and use a yellow one on top. Enjoy and happy holidays!
Recipe Notes

Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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