You know what a few of my favorite things are? Cupcakes during the holidays! All flavors. But more importantly, the designs! It makes my heart flutter. There are so many creative ideas. It makes you want to grab the icing bag and the fondant to start creating awesome cupcakes for every holiday event.
And kids, they love making these! It’s a great way to keep them busy too, while they’re off from school. C’mon, I know you need a break. This’ll keep them busy. ?
What did you do when you were a kid besides playing with your new toys during Christmas? Did you make cupcakes or cookies for the holidays?
Decorating cupcakes for the holidays is the kind of thing that sticks with you. A fun family tradition. A must-have activity approaching Christmas Day.
THE BEST HOLIDAY MEMORIES
For me, it wasn’t cupcakes. Although my mom is an amazing baker who taught me most of what I know. But every year I would help her make pastelitos (Dominican mini fried meat-filled patties).
She always had to make extra filling because I would eat almost half of it by the time we were done making them.
To this day, no matter where I live, I always go home for Christmas. Today, home is where the family’s gathered, and that’ll be Florida. And my mom always waits for me to get there so that we can make the meat patties together.
She still saves the extra meat for me too. Love her so much!
I tell you this story because I think if you make cupcakes with the kids, they’re gonna love every second of it. You didn’t think I was gonna say Dominican patties, did you? ? Even though they’re so freaking delicious! (Mental note: I need to figure out how to make a healthier version, then I’ll share the recipe with you.)
And I have 11 Awesome and Easy Cupcake Tutorials for Your Christmas Celebration. You can choose to make one or all! Okay, all might be too much. But hey, no judgment here, knock yourself out, lol.
I plan to choose at least one of these cupcake designs to make with my nieces once I get to Florida for the family gathering.
I won’t keep you waiting any longer…
11 AWESOME AND EASY CUPCAKE TUTORIALS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
I’ve gathered a nice range of difficulty levels for these cupcake tutorials. They’re in no particular order.
But, if you’re a beginner, you’re covered. If the kids are making them, they’re covered. Or if you’re a little more advanced, there are a couple of more intricate options too.
Truth be told, even the ones that look more involved, are pretty easy to make. You’ll see what I mean when you click on the links. Every step is way more simple than it looks.
Angela Milnes at The Inspiration Edit created these really cool snowman-on-a-winter-scene cupcakes. The kids will have a blast making these. Get extra snowmen, though. In my personal experience, they can disappear while the cupcakes are being made.
#2 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CUPCAKES
I’m always impressed with the cupcake designs from the Craftsy blog and these Christmas ornament cupcakes do not disappoint.
#3 CHRISTMAS TREE CUPCAKES
I can’t deny it, I’m really excited about these Christmas tree cupcakes by Low Carb-No carb. I mean, they’re adorable AND I can eat them! Check them out, even her daughter can make these.
#4 SNOWMAN CUPCAKES
This is another cool snowman cupcake designed specifically for kids to make. And, check out the ingredients used! You’d be surprised at what the “cupcakes” are made of.
Ellen at Confessions of an Overworked Mom really knows what she’s doing!
#5 EASY RUDOLF REINDEER CUPCAKES
Look at these awesome Rudolf reindeer cupcakes by In the Kids’ Kitchen. All you need to decorate is melting chocolate, m&m’s, large edible candy eyes, a marker, and parchment paper. Done!
#6 SANTA HAT CUPCAKES
Talk about a simple but awesome design! Low Carb-No Carb does it again with these keto Santa hat cupcakes. They make my heart flutter.
#7 CHRISTMAS WREATH CUPCAKES
The soccer mom blog has these adorable Christmas wreath cupcakes made with your choice of icing. These are a great way to show off your cake decorating skills.
#8 GINGERBREAD MAN CUPCAKES
Sarah, at WhatsEatingManchester, has made the most elegant and easy gingerbread man cupcakes.
This post is more of a recipe than a cake decorating tutorial. They’re that easy to make. Take a look, aren’t these the cutest gingerbread cupcakes? Love these!
#9 CHRISTMAS ELF CUPCAKE TOPPER
Again, Craftsy takes a very professional looking elf cupcake and breaks it down in a way that makes it so easy to follow that you can also make this one with the kids.
#10 CHOCOLATE AND STRAWBERRY SANTA HATS
So simple to make! Yet, super adorable! I love these chocolate and strawberry Santa hats by In the Kids’ Kitchen.
#11 THREE EASY CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES
Okay, so technically, you have a couple of bonus ones because Veronica Barba, at Behind the Cake, has a great video tutorial with three different Christmas cupcake ideas. This is a great one. You’ll see how easy it is to make a wreath, a Christmas tree, and a poinsettia with buttercream, sprinkles and m&m’s.
MATERIALS YOU NEED TO DECORATE YOUR CUPCAKES
WHAT CUPCAKE DESIGN WILL YOU GO WITH THIS HOLIDAY?
Do you plan to make cupcakes for an event with family, or with friends?
Is there a potluck for which these will be all the rage?
Will you make these on your own, or as a project with the kids?
You now have 11 Awesome and Easy Cupcake Tutorials to choose from for your Christmas celebration. Have fun making them!
Comment below and tell me how you’ll design your Christmas cupcakes this season.
And don’t forget to download the Free Cake Decorating Planner. It’ll help you keep organized whenever you have a cake decorating project.