It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is always a time that allows us to surrounds ourselves with beautiful things and lasting memories. When I think of Christmas, what comes to my mind is family. This is the time in a year wherein we have longer vacations away from office or school, family bonding is definitely the highlight for the holiday season. When you celebrate Christmas with your family, food makes every conversation lighter and merrier.
One great way to bond with family is to make cupcakes. They are sweet and a fun thing to do. It’s not time-consuming to make because you can make batches of cupcakes at one time and decorate it after. It’s a fun way to be with your kids also. You can gather your children around to make exciting decorations for the cupcakes. It’s like doing an artwork that you can eat afterward. It’s also one way to make small enjoyable talks with them. You never know, you might discover something very special in them that you have never known before.
When my children were in grade school, I allow them to help me make cupcakes whenever they want to have some. It’s better to let them have a grasp of how to make it so they will appreciate it more. Sure there was mess all around my kitchen. Enormous spills of flours, milk and batter were on my kitchen floors and table but the sound of their laughter while doing their cupcakes was worth all the chaos and the mess.
Besides, making cupcakes with your children will make a great piece of conversation among your relatives and friends. You can take pride on how marvelous and exciting day you had with them while making it. They will be amazed at how great your kids are and admire those beautifully decorated cupcakes.
This article will help you out in coming up with ideas that you can share with your family in decorating and styling your cupcakes that will surely rock your Christmas dinner.
But before we look into some great ideas, here are fun facts about cupcakes. Do you know that commercial personal size cupcakes appear after World War 1? That’s how old cupcakes are being enjoyed. The name cupcakes were derived from 2 theories. First, that a number of ingredients were measured in a cup. Second, that it is originally baked in a cup. To whichever it came from one fact remain is that cupcakes are well loved by everybody. Well, those are little trivia that you can share with your kids. Just so they know that you really are a cupcake savvy.
Now that we know how our cupcakes came to be, let’s begin dressing them up. To guide you to a stress free and fun filled way of making cupcakes with your children, these 24 most interesting Christmas cupcake ideas that will rock will help you out on your memorable moments with them.
1. Christmas cupcakes
You can’t have Christmas without this classic decors on your cupcakes. This is so effortless to make just whipped out a good amount of frosting and decorate it with sprinklers with different colors on top. Color your frosting with green and red to get the look of a Christmas theme. Your kids will have a blast in topping it up.
2. Santa Christmas Cupcakes
Let your imagination work on to decorate this cupcake. You can make Santa face on the cupcake using colored crystal sugar, candy sprinkles, candies and marshmallows. You can frost the outside of the cupcake. Use mini marshmallows for the hat trim and red sugar for the color of the hat. For the beard, you can use coconut flakes. Put chocolate chips as Santa’s eyes and red M&M for the nose. Stretched out your child’s imagination by letting them have fun decorating Santa’s face and it will some laughter along the way.
3. Christmas Tree Cupcakes - The tree is up! …
At least in your cupcakes. Melting a green or red candy is a really great idea to make your Christmas tree so edible! Just line up pretzel sticks and pipe out the melted candies over it in a shape of a tree and top it right away with sprinklers. A sure delight for kids and those with a sweet tooth.
4. Reindeer Cupcakes - Make way for Rudolph in your cupcakes!
Frost the cupcakes with your favorite chocolate frosting. Use round wafers and M&M red for the muzzles. White M&M for eyes and mini chocolate chips for the eyeballs. Put the pretzels above as antlers and there you go! Assembling Rudolph in these cupcakes is an enjoyable treat for every kid. Just make sure that they don’t munch on the pretzels and M&Ms first or else… poor Rudolph!
5. Mini Christmas Wreath Cupcakes – This is very doable and easy to make.
You can use your favorite vanilla frosting for this. Just tint a little green and red coloring on the frosting separately. Start off by spreading frosting on the cupcakes then pipe out green star on the edges and then pipe small red dots in each star. Finish it by piping a beautiful small bow. The wreath décor is so elegant to look at but is so simple to make.
6. Melting Snowman Cupcakes
Looks like it’s melting but it won’t melt on your cupcakes. Instead, these good-looking adorable snowmen will melt your heart away. To start off, use marshmallow icing and pipe it to cupcakes to form the snowmen bodies. Put a marshmallow on top of it and draw the face by piping black icing on each marshmallow. Put peel as a nose and red M&Ms for the buttons. Fun to make and yummy to the taste!
7. Pretty in Pink Candy Cane Cupcakes – What could be prettier than pink?
This reminds me of a princess all dressed up in pink. Decorating it is so much fun for girls. Use your favorite buttercream frosting with a little twist by adding a color pink to it and a dash of peppermint. Top it with pink candy cane and broken candy cane on the edges. It is fun and chic and most of all very easy to make.
8. Hot Chocolate Cupcakes – Perfect for a winter day.
Decorating this is so simple and yet it has a grab and goes look on it. The frosting makes the difference. Any white frosting can be used and top it up with marshmallow. Just after you frost your cupcakes, light up a handheld torch for a light toast on top of the frosting with the marshmallow.
9. Snow White Cupcakes
This will look good on any white frosting to achieve the look of a snow white. You can decorate these cupcakes with edible snowflakes in white and sugar glitters. Perfect for white Christmas theme party.
10. White Chocolate Cupcakes
You can let out your imagination here with it comes to decorating these cupcakes. You can start off by frosting the cupcake. Layer it with coconut flakes and snowflakes. You can accent it with white sugar and white chocolate.
11. Red Velvet Cupcakes - The all-time favorite cupcakes you can make in every occasion.
It doesn’t go out of style. Their rich red velvety color makes it stand out during Christmas. Enjoy decorating it with your favorite candies, glitters or sprinklers.
12. Carrot Cupcakes – Get a healthy treat this Christmas with this cupcake.
It is packed with carrots and pineapples to give it a boost on fiber-rich nutrient. Have fun decorating it with your favorite sprinkles and glitters and shavings of carrots on top.
13. Holiday Candy Cupcakes – This will satisfy cravings for sweet candy cupcakes.
Frost your cupcakes with your favorite vanilla frosting. You can use Airheads to make a leaf by cutting it using a leaf cookie cutter. Use M&M red for berries. Or you can cut up a big marshmallow and lay it out to form a flower and sprinkle the top with red sugar. Make use of candies to make it more colorful. Have fun to decorate it on your own.
14. Cranberry Bliss Cupcakes – Ready for a cranberry treat?
This cupcake is oozing with white chocolates, chunks of cranberries and pieces of crystal ginger. You can decorate it any way you want it by adding cranberry on top or you can pipe out a green frosting and make a swirl to make a tree then you can use M&M as balls. Either way this is a delight for the holidays.
15. Black Forest Cupcakes – Who can even forget this classic black forest cupcake?
Another all time favorite taste for a cupcake. A very familiar treat for everybody! Decorate it with chocolate shavings and don’t forget the cherries on top.
16. Gingerbread Cupcakes –Who can resist the Gingerbread flavor?
Christmas goodies would not be complete without these cupcakes. Topped with your favorite cream cheese frosting. Have fun to decorate it with gingerbread men.
17. Chocolate Cupcakes with an Amazing Candy Cane Buttercream
This cupcake is a real delight with a good combination of chocolate and candy cane. It’s surprisingly delicious because the candy cane was crushed to incorporate to the buttercream which makes the tandem super delicious.
18. Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes –This cupcake is perfect for fruity lovers out there.
It is packed with raspberry on the frosting and marshmallow inside the cupcake. The decoration itself is simple yet elegant by putting the raspberry on top. Yummy!
19. Santa Hat Cupcakes –This cupcake is fun for decorating.
Your kids can have an enjoyable experience making Santa’s hat. This is so easy to pull out.. just make a red frosting and swirl it around then pipe out a white frosting on top to accent the tip of the hat. Have fun to decorate it with your kids!
20. White Chocolate and Peppermint Cupcakes –The secret is in the frosting.
This cupcake is a combination of M&M and peppermint frosting. You can also add up some crushed peppermint candies to sprinkle on top. It’s so good!
21. One-Bowl Eggnog Cupcake
These eggnog cupcakes are fluffy and soft topped with eggnog frosting that will surely be the star of your holiday table. It is easy to make and you can simply décor it with funfetti and sprinklers.
22. Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes
A super moist cupcake topped with peppermint and candy cane tidbits with drizzles of chocolate ganache over the top. This cupcake is fancy styled that you don‘t want to eat it anymore but it is so elegant and perfect for the holiday dessert.
23. Double Chocolate Cupcake - It’s a chocolate galore holidays!
Treat your family with ultimate double chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting that will surely break your cravings on chocolates. To make it more festive you can always put sprinklers or edible glitters on top of it.
24. Lemon Cloud Cupcakes
Lemon cloud cupcakes are a great addition to the Christmas goodies. It has layers of lemon glaze and lemon frosting. Its tartness creates a new level of taste from the usual sweet and chocolaty flavors. You can highlight slices of lemons as the center of your décor for these cupcakes.
That’s it folks! Our 24 Most Exciting Christmas Cupcakes Ideas that will surely rock your Christmas. Not only are they simple and easy to decorate but also super delicious. Indulge yourself with all these Christmas foodies and experience the journey of enjoying in styling them and tasting truly delightful flavors with your family. I hope that you find this fun and uncomplicated enough to share with your kids. Please let me know what you think about this article and if you find this very useful please do share it also to your friends and loved ones. Thank you and happiest Christmas to you and your family!