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Cute Christmas Cupcakes
Let the Holidays Begin!
The best part about the Christmas season is the color. People decorate with Christmas lights, their Christmas tree, and their homes. Cities decorate their lamp posts. For cupcake lovers, it is a time to decorate cupcakes in the theme of winter and Christmas.
Cute Snowmen Cupcakes
These are great cupcakes for children. I have found that a lot of very cute cupcakes are construction mostly of a large quantity of frosting or fondants. Some may prefer this, but I prefer decorated cupcakes with other ingredients that a child might enjoy. These cute Christmas cupcakes have additional elements such as licorice twists, vanilla wafers, M & Ms, orange slices, large sprinkles and a bit of chocolate frosting. I would even modify this recipe with large gumdrops instead of the sugar-coated vanilla wafers.
Orange Cupcake and Vanilla Frosting From Scratch
Although the decoration for these cupcakes seems so simple, the cupcakes are truly festive for Christmas and other winter holidays. The recipe is shows you how to make the cupcakes and frosting from scratch.
Cute Winter Penguin
The penguin from Kuki Cupcake is so cute. As you can tell, if you treat fondant like clay, the possibilities for decorating are limitless. What is so cute about the penguin above is that it is standing on a tree, reminding me of all of those movies with surfing penguins.
A Variety of Cute Christmas Themes
As you can see, some of these cupcake decorations are quite simple while others are a bit more complicated. If you have either miniature cookie cutters in the shape of leaves and snowflakes, that's half the effort. The decorating with colored jimmies and white icing is not so hard and voila, you have snowflakes. The holly leaves as you see is from leaf cutters and the berries are just red fondants. The tri-colored wreaths are merely three elongated fondants twisted together. And it would not be too difficult to deconstruct the Santa.
Super Easy Reindeer Cupcakes
1. Bake cupcakes.
2. Add chocolate frostings.
3. Next, add pretzels for the antlers, a Nilla Wafer for the face, white M&Ms for the eyes, black icing for the eyeballs, and brown and red candies for the nose (in this picture, peanut butter M&Ms and Cadbury chocolate balls).
Snowflake Red Velvet Cupcakes
1. Start with a red velvet cupcake recipe like Paula Deen's.
2. Add both a chocolate and vanilla frostings.
3. Dips the sides with colorful sprinkles.
4. Add fondant snowflakes using snowflake cookie cutters.
5. Squirt white icing to decorate the snowflakes and then dip them into colored sugar.
I am not a fan of dipping a completely frosted cupcake into sugar but these Christmas ornament cupcakes are indeed pretty cute. Again, you can decorate with various colored sugar. The only tricky part is to use a gumdrop and add a small licorice to simulate the part where the ornaments hang and use a pretzel to keep the gumdrop on the side of the cupcake so that the entire top of the cupcake can simulate a round ornament.
Are You Planning A Christmas Party?
If you are having a Christmas party, you may not have the time to decorate each individual cupcake, unless you are just serving cupcakes. The Cupcake Cake is a simple solution, and you will save a lot of time. Here is a photo from M & M's Brightideas.com. I think the decoration is self explanatory. You need vanilla frosting and holiday color M & M's.