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Christmas Cupcakes

Get creative this Christmas with one of our holiday cupcake recipes or cute Christmas cupcake decorating ideas. We've got tons of cupcakes that are perfect for the holiday season, including darling snowman toppers, cupcakes featuring homey flavors like peppermint and chai, and Christmas tree cupcakes. There's a Christmas cupcake for every holiday occasion.

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    • Snowman Cupcake Toppers

      Give Frosty the Snowman a warm welcome into your home with our too-cute cupcake toppers. For each snowman, place 1 powdered sugar mini doughnut (with hole) and 1 powdered sugar doughnut hole on top of a frosted cupcake. Decorate with small candies and a piece of orange gumdrop for face; attach with frosting. Top with a foil-wrapped chocolate coin and striped round mint candies for hats.

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    • O Tannenbaum Cupcakes

      The secret to this cupcake's leafy topping? An ice cream cone! Place the cone upside down atop snowy white-frosted cupcakes, then pipe on some green frosting for the leaves. Carefully placed edible pearl candies make the perfect ornaments.

    • Peppermint Topper

      Take your Christmas cupcakes from bland to beautiful in two simple steps. First spread on a creamy white or peppermint frosting. Then dress the cupcakes with crushed candy canes for sweet holiday appeal.

    • Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

      What's better than the sweet, rich flavor of classic hot chocolate? Try the winter drink in dessert form with our chocolaty cupcake recipe.

    • Mini Gingerbread House Cupcakes

      Transform your dessert tray into Santa's village using simple pantry staples. These sweet little cupcake toppers are made from granola bars, crackers, and chocolate snacks.

    • Champagne Cupcakes

      A bubbly-inspired champagne frosting decks the top of this cupcake that's holiday-perfect all the way to New Year's Eve. We decorated with incandescent edible pearl candies to up the elegance.

    • Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

      Box 'em up and send 'em along! These cheery ornament cupcakes are meant to be shared. Use fondant icing, colored frostings, licorice laces, and gumdrops for their fabulous tops.

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    • Mochaccino Cupcakes

      Winter nights are made for curling up with a cup of hot coffee. These delicious treats mimic your favorite mocha-coffee drink -- complete with whipped frosting and an edible cookie straw.

    • Frosty Cupcakes

      Your holiday guests will love our creative snowman cake pops. Candy embellishments and white jimmies transform your frosty friend into an impressive cupcake decoration.

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      Swirled Cupcake Topper

      Add a bit of red food coloring to your pastry bag before filling it with white frosting, then pipe onto your cupcake of choice for a swirled peppermint look. Package cupcakes individually in jars or festive boxes, then wrap them in ribbons and bows before sending along with holiday party guests.

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      Chocolate-Filled Red Velvet Cupcakes

      Inside these red velvet cupcakes is a sweet surprise: chocolate! For perfect cupcake centers, fill each paper bake cup halfway with batter, then add homemade truffles to the centers. Top them off with the remaining batter, then bake and enjoy!

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      Black and White Bow Cakes

      Go glam this Christmas. Black and white bows add instant sophistication to any holiday cupcake. To make, whip up a batch of candy clay, then use a cookie cutter to make long, thick strips. Tie two strips into a bow and let your cupcake strut its stuff.

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      Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

      Shake up your holiday cupcake routine with these snow globe-style treats! Ours feature cute caramel gingerbread men, marshmallow snowmen, and peppy candy trees. Roll the edges in sugar for a glistening effect.

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      Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

      These fresh-from-the-oven cupcakes play off a Christmas morning favorite: cinnamon rolls! Ours are coated in creamy butter frosting and oozing with brown sugary goodness.

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      Holiday Snowman Toppers

      Bundle your snowy cupcake friends in cozy winter wear using frostings, sprinkles, candies, and other snacks. From licorice bows to pretzel pipes, your snowmen will be sporting the cutest candy couture around.

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      Hazelnut Creme Brulee Cupcakes

      Our soft creme brulee cupcakes bring together the best of the season. They're baked with hazelnuts and topped with liqueur-laced buttercream frosting. Drizzle them in caramel, then add a homey sprinkling of nutmeg to finish.

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      Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes

      Rudolph's ruby-red nose inspired us to top these red velvet cupcakes with a fresh, vibrant raspberry.

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      Chocolaty Peppermint Cupcakes

      When you combine rich chocolate with Santa's favorite candy, you get the ultimate holiday dessert. Crushed candy canes add crunch to the fluffy peppermint frosting sandwiched between these cocoa cupcakes.

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      Chai Breakfast Cupcakes

      Put a spin on spice cake with our warm chai-laced cupcakes. The tea-infused batter pairs perfectly with lightly spiced cream cheese icing for a doubly delicious treat.

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      Jolly Little Elf Cupcakes

      Put on the Christmas tunes and gather the kiddos for a jolly holiday baking session. Let them decorate our delicious peppermint-fudge cupcakes with piped frostings, fun candies, and a dipped ice cream cone for the hat!

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