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Easy Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make
Fun Santa Christmas Cupcakes are Easy for Kids
Kids love Christmas, and they'll love helping with these fun Christmas cupcakes. The Santa cupcakes shown here are so simple to decorate that most kids will be able to help (although the littlest ones may need a bit of assistance from Mom, Dad or another adult). You and your kids will love baking and decorating these cute cupcakes for the holidays!
(Photo by Lisa Howard)
How to Make Easy Santa Christmas Cupcakes
Kids love to help make these cupcakes!
Ingredients for Christmas Cupcakes
- 1 package of your favorite cake mix
- vanilla frosting
- shredded coconut
- red candy sprinkles or sugar sprinkles
- chocolate chips
- mini M & Ms
To make these fun Christmas cupcakes, you'll first need to mix and bake your cupcakes according to the package directions. Then allow the cupcakes to cool completely before you start decorating.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost each one completely with the vanilla frosting. Then cover the top third of the cupcake with red sprinkles to form Santa's hat. Next, pipe a line of frosting along the bottom of the red sprinkles to create the "fur" lining on the hat. In the middle of the cupcake, place two chocolate chips (point-side down) to create the eyes and use a red mini M&M to create the nose. Alternately, you can use regular-size M&Ms to create the eyes and mini M&Ms to create the nose. Finish by sprinkling shredded coconut across the bottom to create Santa's beard.
Kids love making these easy Christmas cupcakes!
(Inspired by A Taste of Home Santa cupcakes. Photo by Lisa Howard)
More Christmas Baking Ideas - Check out these books from Amazon for more holiday baking recipes
If you'd like some other holiday baking ideas, these books can help you discover more ways to get ready for the Christmas season.
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