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Easy Christmas Cupcakes: Santa Hats and Christmas Trees

These cupcakes are really more about the visual appeal than they are any certain type of recipe, so instead of my normal post (recipe and then directions), I’m just going to list off some of the supplies that you’ll need (nothing scary) and a couple of frosting tips that helped me!

For the Santa Hats:

For the Christmas Trees:

*I used this no-mess frosting technique for these cupcakes.

*I had a hard time finding stars for my Christmas Trees, and, in the end, I decided to simply punch out my own stars and tape them to toothpicks– worked for me!

*I used these recipes for the buttercream and the chocolate cupcakes.

*Sprinkle this disco dust over the cupcakes for a little extra Christmas Magic :)

*For an extra easy third Christmas cupcake, make snowballs by frosting the cupcakes with in any extra white buttercream and dipping them in sweetened flaked coconut:

Merry Christmas! Eat lots of cupcakes :)

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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15 Responses to “Easy Christmas Cupcakes: Santa Hats and Christmas Trees”

  1. Erin posted on December 20, 2011 at 11:49 am (#)

    Very cute – and just my speed. Easy is good =o) Thanks!

  2. Courtney Baxtron posted on December 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm (#)

    Kudos for being featured this week on Vboks. I love your site, and always get the most inspired desserts from you! :)

  3. MrsFoxsSweets posted on December 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm (#)

    I love these cupcakes! I wish I could find that large round tip! The disco dust really gives them all that extra something special!

  4. Jennifer Juniper posted on December 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm (#)

    I love the snowballs! My husband hates coconut, but I wonder if I could do this with grated white chocolate instead? Hmmmm…

  5. Stacey Donaldson posted on December 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm (#)

    Those cupcakes look yummy!

    Visiting from voiceBoks!


  6. Gloria posted on December 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm (#)

    look absolutely beautiful:))

  7. My Blog Review posted on December 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm (#)

    These are the cutest cupcakes ever! Seriously, you rock my baking world :)

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on December 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm (#)

    Gorgeous cupcakes and so creative! I love how you made the star – I’ve had to do that because I always know what I want but can never find it! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  9. Aimee posted on December 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm (#)

    These are both so adorable!!

  10. Rosann posted on December 21, 2011 at 10:07 am (#)

    Oh my goodness, these are adorable!! I totally need to make these with my daughters. They are all about the frosting and much less about the cupcake. :-)

    *congratulations on being a featured member at voiceBoks this week.

    ~Wishing you and your family a beautiful and blessed Christmas!


  11. AnneM posted on December 21, 2011 at 11:08 am (#)

    They *look* easy enough for me to attempt. Oh, and congratulations on being a featured member on VB!

  12. So Domesticated posted on December 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm (#)

    So sweet…. very cute frosting ideas!

  13. thompson posted on December 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm (#)

    oh yum! Would love for you to come over to my tasty Tuesday party and link up! Link back to my blog so I can feature you!!!


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