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Christmas Cupcakes

Stunning Christmas Cupcakes all dressed up and ready to be gobbled up! Learn how to get the perfect colors and mile high frosting.

Set up some Christmas Cupcakes for your festive holiday dessert table or bring them into the office for some added cheer!

Christmas Cupcakes

These Christmas Cupcakes are for my daughter. She loves cupcakes and she’s been begging me for months to bake her some, so I decided to go all out with these pretty red, green, and white holiday treats. They started with a box mix, but were topped with real buttercream frosting. I think that they turned out pretty classy, so I vote to add them to your dessert table. The kids can help you mix and prepare the cupcakes while you make the frosting.

Grab your Wilton supplies and get to baking!

Perfect Christmas Cupcakes with easy red, green, and white frosting. Topped with a pretty bow and sprinkles.

As a 2015 Wilton Ambassador, I’ve had enjoyed working with their products and trying something new. I got to try out their new Color Swirl coupler back in the spring when I visited the Wilton Headquarters for their Sweet Up event. I’ve been wanting to use it and this was my big chance.

Fun colors inside of this cupcake match the frosting on top.

I loved the three colors swirled together. I added one color in one bag, ended up with three bags, then placed the three bags into one larger bag with the huge coupler on the end. Want to see how to put it together? Check out Wilton’s Video about it. Once you have the frosting ready, it’s time to decorate!

What better way to make a big impression than with a 1M tip and a tower of frosting? Whoa!

I was trying to get a layered look for the actual cupcake, however, the cake batter had a mind of it’s own. That’s okay. In the end, I thought that each one looked beautiful because they were all different. Oh well… back to the drawing board on that one. I think I have to almost freeze them to get a good, solid layer going on.

Fun Christmas Cookies! Perfect for all the kids this Holiday season!

Hey- Did you notice the cake stand? I personalized it just for this shoot! It’s the new Display Your Way cake stand and I think it’s pretty darn cool! There is a removable glass top that you can slip a cake board under or a craft paper or newspaper or your invitations or sprinkles or whatever you want! The side is also removable so you can decorate the side to match! You can personalize this cake platter for any holiday, event, or celebration! It’s pretty much your new MUST HAVE!

I used a red and white 12-inch scrapbook paper and a 1-inch ribbon to go around the sides. I think it turned out really good and made the cake platter part of the dessert!

Fun Christmas Cookies! Perfect for all the kids this Holiday season!
This post was sponsored by Wilton, however, all thoughts are my own.
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Set up some Christmas Cupcakes for your festive holiday dessert table or bring them into the office for some added cheer!

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Christmas Cupcakes
Author: Karyn Granrud
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The kids are gonna love these fun and festive cupcakes over more “adult-y” desserts!
  • 1 box Vanilla Cake Mix + ingredients on box
  • [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Wilton Color Right System[/url]
  • 1 C butter
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar (1 bag)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C milk
  • [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Pearl Sprinkles[/url]
  • [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Wilton White Sparkling Sugar[/url]
  • [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Wilton Red Bows[/url] (*only 4 per pack)
  1. Follow the directions on the cake mix and prepare the batter. Divide the batter into three bowls, coloring one red, one green and leaving one white. Following the instructions on the color right systems makes perfect colors every time.
  2. Layer the cupcakes with 1 tablespoon of batter of each color. Do not over fill. I was trying to obtain a more layered look, but they had a mind of their own.
  3. Bake 24 cupcakes according to the instruction and cool completely.
  4. Prepare your frosting. Mix the butter and shortening in a stand mixer and mix for 5 minutes to combine. Gradually add in the sugar, vanilla, and milk. If you want to keep your frosting as white as possible, use more shortening and less butter and use [url href=”″ target=”_blank”]clear vanilla[/url].
  5. Prepare three piping bags with one coupler.
  6. Add about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of frosting to a piping bag. You’ll have three bags of frosting. Carefully add all three bags to one master bag with a 1M tip. Secure the coupler and decorate.
  7. Add any sprinkles and decorations you want to make them pretty.

Shreyashi Ganguly

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Karyn, These look downright indulgent and stunning. You make it seem so simple . Pinning this for later use before Christmas eve. Cheers!

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Thursday 17th of December 2015

This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I'm Anita visiting from Showcase Your Talent Thursday.


Wednesday 16th of December 2015

These are so pretty and festive! Pinned