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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 Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.

15 comments on “Easy Christmas Cupcakes: Santa Hats and Christmas Trees”

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

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

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

  5. Those cupcakes look yummy!

    Visiting from voiceBoks!



  6. look absolutely beautiful:))

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

  8. 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. These are both so adorable!!

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

  12. So sweet…. very cute frosting ideas!

  13. 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!!! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/guest-post-adventured-in-dinner-and.html

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