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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are the perfect holiday treat to make for Christmas parties. Made with cupcakes, ice cream cones, frosting and some fun toppings, they are sure to be a conversation starter!

Christmas is the best time of the year for baking and creating fun treats. I wanted to make something that would be fun for the kids to create too so I came up with these adorable Christmas Tree Cupcakes!

You can turn this festive treat into an afternoon baking session with your little one’s or even make these for your Christmas party.

Either way, I am confident they will be a huge hit!

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Ingredients Needed for Christmas Tree Cupcakes:

How to Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes:

Prepare cake batter according to box directions and bake in cupcake pan using liners. Once baked, remove from oven and allow to cool.

While cupcakes cool, make the frosting.

Start by using an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 minutes.

Place two cups of white frosting in a piping bag with a round frosting tip. Mix green food coloring in remaining frosting until you reach desired shade of green.

Place one sugar cone upside down onto each cupcake. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of green frosting to completely coat each cone.

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Fill a piping bag with remaining green frosting and use a small closed star frosting tip to make Christmas tree branches. Start at the top and turn the cupcake, continuing adding branches to fill the entire cone.

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Using the white frosting, pipe a thick layer around the bottom of the cone to look like snow.

Add white sprinkles to the “snow” and add round colored sprinkles to the “tree”. This part can be really fun for the kids as they can be creative as they want when decorating their “tree”.

If using, add the edible sugar star to the top.

Serve and enjoy right away. Store any leftovers in the fridge.

I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are the perfect holiday treat to make for Christmas parties. Made with cupcakes, ice cream cones, frosting and some fun toppings, they are sure to be a conversation starter!

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • White Sugar Sprinkles
  • Round Colored Sprinkles
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Sugar Cones

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake batter according to box directions and bake in cupcake pan using liners. Once baked, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  2. While cupcakes cool, make the frosting.
  3. Start by using an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Place two cups of white frosting in a piping bag with a round frosting tip. Mix green food coloring in remaining frosting until you reach desired shade of green.
  5. Place one sugar cone upside down onto each cupcake. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of green frosting to completely coat each cone.
  6. Fill a piping bag with remaining green frosting and use a small closed star frosting tip to make Christmas tree branches. Start at the top and turn the cupcake, continuing adding branches to fill the entire cone.
  7. Using the white frosting, pipe a thick layer around the bottom of the cone to look like snow.
  8. Add white sprinkles to the “snow” and add round colored sprinkles to the “tree”. This part can be really fun for the kids as they can be creative as they want when decorating their “tree”.
  9. If using, add the edible sugar star to the top.
  10. Serve and enjoy right away. Store any leftovers in the fridge.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 640Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 0gSugar: 79gProtein: 2g

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Robin

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

These are so cool. I always try doing cool cupcakes for my kids, but they are getting older they kinda of notice that I'm not that great at it.

Brittanie

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

Robin, as I always like to say, practice makes perfect. I also think it's not how they turn out, but how much fun they are to make. These are great for making with kids of any age! :)

Sharon Rowe

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

Hi I'm Sharon visiting from How To Get Organized At Home and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing on my link party. This is an awesome idea and it is really simple too. It makes making a great Christmas themed cake possible thanks for sharing.

Brittanie

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

Hi Sharon!

Thank you for visiting. I am so glad you like this idea and thank you for allowing me to link up at your linky party! Have a great day!

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