15 Cheerful Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas
Gotta love that dessert table that is filled with festive Christmas cupcakes and other goodies for the holidays! They are one of our favorites and those cheerful Christmas cupcake decorating ideas look so festive on the table.
Christmas cupcakes are also fun to make. They allow you to use your favorite cupcake recipe, whether it is homemade or store bought, and get creative making them into just about anything.
If you are looking for some festive Christmas cupcakes that you can use for upcoming holiday parties or want something to satisfy that holiday sweet tooth, these cupcakes are decorated for the holidays and are full of flavor.
Whether you want to use a cake mix or bake cupcakes from scratch, no one will judge you here.
But you must admit that decorating the cupcakes are the funnest part and allow you to get the most creative.
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How to store cupcakes
You can bake cupcakes ahead of time. Let them cool completely and then store them in an airtight container. They will be good for up to 2 days.
Then when you want to frost them you can do so when you’re ready to serve them.
Cupcakes are best stored at room temperature. Storing cupcakes in the fridge dries them out.
You can freeze cupcakes in large freezer bags. When you thaw them, just remove them from the freezer and let them thaw on a plate at room temperature. It will take a few hours.
Be sure to remove the liner if using one when you thaw the cupcake.
Cheerful Christmas Cupcakes
Not sure how to decorate those cupcakes this holiday season? See these creative cupcake ideas to get some inspiration. There's so many good ones.
Gingerbread Cupcakes w/ Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Gingerbread is a staple for the holidays and these cupcakes combine that gingerbread flavor with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting for a tasty holiday treat.
Easy Christmas Tree Cone Cupcakes
An easy holiday recipe, these Christmas tree cupcakes use a cone to make the tree and M&Ms to create the holiday ornaments.
Recipe: How to Make Cute Penguin Cupcakes
These penguin cupcakes are adorable and will make a fun holiday treat for parties, as snacks, or treats other holiday events.
Santa in the Snow Cupcakes
Adorable and easy to make, these cupcakes are made to look like Santa has been stuck in the snow.
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting
Topped with a peppermint frosting, these cranberry orange cupcakes are full of your favorite holiday flavors.
Chocolate Cupcake Recipe - Gingerbread cupcakes
An adorable Christmas cupcake that is sure to impress, these chocolate cupcakes are topped with a decorated gingerbread house.
Peppermint Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
An easy Christmas cupcake that is sure to be a hit, these cupcakes are topped with a white chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkled with pieces of peppermint candy canes.
Santa Claus Cupcakes - Santa Claus Frosting Decoration tutorial
Adorable and fun for Christmas, these cupcakes are topped with icing that is created to look like Santa.
Disney Frozen Elsa Minnie Mouse Ears Cupcake Recipe
Cute and fun, kids and adults will love how these holiday themed cupcakes look and taste!
North Pole Cupcakes
Super cute and fun, these North Pole cupcakes feature Santa and his peppermint sign for the holidays.
Christmas Reindeer Cupcake Recipe
If you are looking for an easy reindeer cupcake for the holidays, these are sure to be a hit with friends and family.
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These cute holiday cupcakes have a chocolate cupcake underneath and is then topped with a green colored frosting that’s decorated like a Christmas tree.
Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes
These fun reindeer cupcakes are made with a yellow cake mix and are topped with candy canes and other candies to look like reindeer.
Delicious and festive, these holly Christmas cupcakes are perfect for the holidays, and everyone will enjoy them.
Christmas Cupcake Idea: Christmas Light Cupcakes
Decorated to look like those colorful Christmas lights, these Christmas cupcakes are easy to make and fun.
I hope you were inspired with new Christmas cupcake decorating ideas to add more holiday cheer to your dessert table this year.
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Such great variety! Beautiful and delicious cupcakes for a festive table.