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Christmas Cupcake Ideas: Santa Hat Cupcakes For Kid's Parties

Updated on October 14, 2014
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Christmas Once Again.

Every year, we say the same thing. "It's hard to believe the Holidays are here already! "

It's true. As soon as Halloween hits, Thanksgiving and Christmas roll in on her spooky heels. And it seems every year merchants eager to enter their highest sales season put the Christmas stuff out earlier and earlier. You can practically shop for all three holidays in one trip.

Creating Holiday Traditions

That feeling of an old year ending and a new one beginning is naturally nostolgic. That's why family traditions are special. We love to cook, create and celebrate in the same fashion each year; yet at the same time, we crave new ideas to test. That's probably how traditions begin in the first place.

This year, we have created our version of cute Santa hat cupcakes to share for our new sensation. They are sure to be a hit at school, church and scout troop parties, bake sales or any holiday gathering with kids present.


More Christmas Cupcakes For Kids

Make reindeer, poinsettia and Christmas tree cupcakes at My Creative Palette.

Santa Claus Cupcakes

Sweet, colorful little Santa hats, this fun cupcake recipe for kids and Christmas celebrations just might become a tradition for us. Moist vanilla cupcakes are frosted with red icing. White decorator frosting is piped around the edge. A juicy strawberry with a white icing pom pom completes Santa's hat.

Make simple vanilla cupcakes or use a pre-packaged mix. Then let the decorating begin for this fun cupcake recipe.

Ingredients For Simple White Cake

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1and 1/2 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 tsps Vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 tsps Baking powder
  1. Cream butter and sugar together with mixer
  2. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Add flour and baking powder. Mix well.
  4. Pour into muffin tins lined with Christmas cupcake liners.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until they spring back when touched.

Decorating Santa Cupcakes

  • Red decorator icing
  • Strawberries
  • Tube of white decorator icing
  • Ribbon and star decorator tips


  1. Allow cupcakes to cool
  2. Ice with red frosting
  3. Use ribbon decorator tip around the edge
  4. Attach strawberry with a dab of white frosting
  5. Use star decorator tip to add a bit of frosting on top

Rate Our Christmas Cupcakes

5 stars from 9 ratings of Santa Hat Cupcakes

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 12 cupcakes

Make A Simple Vanilla Cake

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Ice With Red Frosting When Cupcakes are Cooled

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Use Ribbon Tip to Ice Around the Cupcake

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Add a Strawberry On Top

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Use Star Tip to Add Pom Pom on the End of Santa's Hat.

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    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile image

      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      OOOhhhh - These are awesome!!! I love these and will be making these. Love your photos too! Awesome, up and shared.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      It is hard to believe it is on us so soon! Love the sound and looks of the cupcakes. I know just the person these will be perfect for, thanks for sharing! ^

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a cute idea! I love these. They are certainly so festive for Christmas time and kids would love these. Thanks so much for sharing this simple yet wonderful idea!

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      Those santa hat cupcakes are adorable. What a great idea. This is a 5 star recipe for sure.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Wow! Thanks for that 5-star. Merry Christmas, Pamela!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      These are really cute and I bet they are delicious, too. 5 stars and pinning.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a lovely idea for decorating cupcakes! The cakes look great fun to make and decorate. Thanks for sharing the recipe and ideas, Rebecca.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      OMG those are so cute, and I love using strawberries rather than a 4-inch pile of icing, lol. Great hub, voted up. I am so going to try these.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      These are super cute! I just love these! What a creative idea!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks....a real compliment from the Queen of Crafty!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You are welcome, Alicia. MerryChristmas!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Yes, that vanilla cake recipe is good!Thanks for the stars and pin!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      These cupcakes look to adorable to eat, but I'm sure I'd manage :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      They are as tasty as they are cute. They remind me of strawberry shortcake a little with the vanilla cake. Thanks, Sunshine!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Though kids would like these cute cupcake, I think they have a simple elegance to them and that they could nicely dress up a fancy dessert table. Thanks for sharing this idea with us. Pinning to my Ways w/ Food: Kids board.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You are right. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks, and thanks for the pin!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      They look super cute and delicious. What a great idea!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, janet, Merry Christmas!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Have a Merry Christmas, too!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      These are adorably decadent, fun for the kids. Nice hub to look at, too, great idea for a festive holiday cupcake, rebeccamealey.Thanks to Glimmer Twin Fan for sharing. Voted up, useful, and awesome.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks so much, I am glad you like it.

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      Jeannie InABottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      What adorable cupcakes!!! I want to bake these right now. Well, actually, I really just want to eat these right now! With the strawberries on the cupcakes, I would pretend they are healthy. ;-) Voted up and beautiful.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Jeannie, yep, that's right. At least they are getting some fruit in with all that icing.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Very cute and creative idea. I love these Santa Hat cupcakes. Thanks for the recipe and instructions.

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      anglnwu 3 years ago

      These cupcakes are too cute. I love how you used the different colors of Christmas to make the cupcakes so temptingly pleasing. Rated up.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks p

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Slip of finger....Thanka PegCole and Merry Christmas.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for stopping by, anglnwu. Happy Holidays!

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      Sheri Dusseault 3 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Clever idea....and the strawberry would take away some of the guilt factor!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Ha Ha! You are so right. Thanks for stopping by . Merry Christmas!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      These do look gorgeous! I can taste them already!! Gave you 5 more stars, and pinned this to my 'Fabulous Deserts' board. Merry Christmas!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, au fait Merry Christmas!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Very cute cupcakes! I especially like how you got your cookware to match the Christmas colours - very smart. Voted awesome!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      LOL. Thanks! It was accidental.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      hi Rebecca

      These are too cute...and they look like a perfect treat. I know one little grandboy who will have fun with this. We made cut out cookies the other night and he thought that was great fun.

      So this definitely will be a hit. He may weep a bit over the bunny eggs we use in the cake part (he calls all eggs 'bunny eggs').

      Thanks for sharing Pinned and shared

      Angels are on the way to bring you much Christmas cheer. ps

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks ps, I hope you and your family has a beautiful. and pleased Christmas as well as New Year

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      StricktlyDating 3 years ago from Australia

      So cute! Best wishes for Christmas too!

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      mours sshields 3 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Very cute and looks really tasty!!

      Marcia Ours

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      It sound delicious and beautiful as well. Thanks for the recipe and sharing with us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. May the spirit brings you joy n happiness, and wish you all the best for the coming year!

      Prasetio

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      What beautiful cupcakes! I think they would be fun other times of year, perhaps with chocolate icing. Yummy! Great photos!

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      These are adorable! Ok, I just have to try 'em! Thanks for sharing and I voted up and bookmarked. (Can't wait to share with my oldest daughter, too, one of her hobbies is making cupcakes)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      What a great recipe! I love cupcakes and these look so amazing I feel like reaching into the darn computer and pulling one out! lol!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Yep, they were pretty tasty. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

      I know Christmas is past, but I had Valentine's day on my mind: you could substitute candy hearts for strawberries. Hehe.

      Lovely hub and those look so yummy! I'm drooling. ;)

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks! Sometimes strawberries are heart-shaped too!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Cupcake hats are very cute. Voted up and pinned to my cake board.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, moonlake!!!!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      So cute and a great additional to the Christmas feast! Voted and pinned ;)

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Suzanne!

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Wow... This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Susan Recipes! Quite a compliment from you!

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      Beth37 3 years ago

      I never want to let Christmas go. Those are beautiful!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Next year! Thanks, Beth.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Rebecca, you are extremely creative! Thanks for sharing this with us! Sharing.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Awww, Thanks, Michelle

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      Nell 3 years ago from Netherlands

      They are super adorable I am so making trying these next Christmas ! ♥♥ ☻

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Just came by these again, if you had a touch of blue they sure would make a good 4th of July treat wouldn't they? Well hub I guess I mean cause they would make a good summer treat I know. Got over 100 here today and these would have hit the spot! ^+

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      Elizabeth Bowers 2 years ago from Tennessee

      So cute and yummy looking! I'll keep this in mind for next Christmas! :)

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      these Christmas cupcakes look super yummy and delicious. thank you for this recipe. voted up.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 2 years ago

      What a clever and yummy idea. I'm sure these are a big hit during the holiday season. Me? I'll eat them any time!

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      It won't be too much longer!

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      CMHypno 2 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Great hub! These cupcakes look delicious and I'm sure the kids love them at Christmas time. Can't believe the holiday season is now only a few months away again!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Once again I think these cupcakes are da bomb!!

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      Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

      These are so beautiful! How very novel and they appear easy enough to make, too. I just might have to try making some for Yule. Thanks for sharing and I voted up!

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      Peggy Woods 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

      How cute are those!!! Seeing those santa cupcakes would bring a smile to anyone's face. I'm not hearing Christmas music yet since it is still August, but I know it is approaching fast. It does every year! :)

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