Santa Hat Cupcake

Santa Hat Cupcakes
Photo: Andy Lyons


  • baked vanilla cupcakes

  • can creamy white frosting

  • Red paste or food coloring gel, as needed to reach desired color


  1. Tint canned creamy white frosting with red paste or gel food coloring, leaving some white for the hat rims.

  2. Place red-tinted frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. (If frosting is too soft to hold its shape, chill for 30 minutes at a time until firm enough to work with.) On the cupcake, pipe frosting in a spiral that gets smaller as it nears the top. Top the hat with a mini marshmallow.

  3. Place remaining white frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a small to medium star tip. Pipe small stars around the rim of the cupcake to create the hat rim.

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