Hello there friends! I have something festive for you all today, just in case you are in the mood to make a batch of fun, decorative cupcakes to take along to your neighbors, friends, coworkers or to take to a holiday party. These cute Santa Hat and Holly Wreath Cupcakes are super easy to put together and are a fun addition to any treat plate or dessert bar. I also wanted to mention that you can make them ahead of time, they freeze super well. 🙂
If you are in the mood to get your cupcake decorating groove on, then I hope you will give these a try! Tutorial photos to follow.
Here’s what you will need to do! Recipe below and decorating tutorial photos to follow.
Cake Recipe from Cindi Schut
Decorating inspiration from this post
Make sure to use a good quality good coloring. I found these on the cake decorating aisle at my local Wal-Mart.
For the santa hats, you’ll need two different Wilton tips. The red frosting is piped with tip #4B and the white with #199.
Make a large red swirl of stacked frosting in the center of each cupcake.
Pipe the white frosting around the edges and on the top of the red hat.
That’s it! Super easy. 🙂
For the Holly Wreath Cupcakes you’ll use Wilton tip #21 to pipe the green holly leaves and tip #3 to pipe the red berries and bow.
Start by spreading white frosting with a butter knife over the top of each cupcake.
Pipe the green holly leaves first,
then add the red berries and bow. Cute! I had such a fun time making these!
Sort of like a kid in a candy store, if you will. Playing with colorful frosting is my kind of gig, I can tell you that! Hope some of you get a chance to make them. They are fun for kids and adults alike.
Today is actually National Cupcake Day. Several of my blogging friends put some cupcake recipes together for the occasion. Don’t they look great! You can find the recipe links below…
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes from Butter with a Side of Bread
Two Ingredient Lemon Cupcakes from Yummy, Healthy, Easy
Churro Cupcakes from The Baker Upstairs
Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes from Real Mom Kitchen
S’more Cupcakes from Ashlee Marie
Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from Life Made Simple
Looking for more cupcake inspiration? Here are a handful of favorites from my archives…