These Santa Claus Cupcakes are great for bringing to a Christmas party – such a fun idea to celebrate this winter holiday!
Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. I love everything about it; the lights, the cold weather, and most importantly- all of the delicious food!
Every year my family has a Christmas party where we make tons of cookies, cakes, and other goodies. This post will show you how to make some Santa Claus cupcakes that are perfect for your own holiday parties or just for snacking on while watching Elf (our favourite Christmas movie).
These Santa Claus cupcakes are such a cute idea for the holidays. They’re easy to make and they look so festive! You can make them with your kids too!
About the Ingredients for Santa Claus Cupcakes
Cupcakes – Any type of cupcake works here. Use boxed mix or homemade. Vanilla, Chocolate or Red Velvet. It doesn’t matter.
White frosting – You can use store bought vanilla frosting or make your own homemade vanilla buttercream.
Red frosting – You can colour some of the vanilla frosting to do this or use the wilton red decorating icing like I did.
Mini Red M&Ms – For Santa’s nose you want to use mini red M&Ms, you can get away with a regular size red M&M if needed.
Mini Marshmallows – Regular or jumbo marshmallows won’t do. You really need the mini marshmallows for these cupcakes. No substitutes.
Candy eyes – Wilton candy eyeballs, make sure you have enough for 2 eyes on each cupcake.
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Santa Claus Cupcakes
12 cupcakes, any flavour
mini red M&M for Santa’s nose (you can get away with a regular size red M&M if needed)
mini marshmallows, halved
Frosting each cupcake with white frosting (see photo).
Next, fill your disposable frosting bag with red frosting. Give each cupcake a small hat (see photo). It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Add 3-4 mini marshmallow halves to the base of Santa’s hat and then give Santa 2 eyes and 1 nose (see photo).
Give Santa a beard using the mini marshmallow halves and then top his hat with a marshmallow half.
Voila! Cute and easy Santa cupcakes!
These Santa Claus Cupcakes are great for bringing to a Christmas party - such a fun idea to celebrate this winter holiday!
- 12 cupcakes, any flavor
- white frosting
- red frosting
- mini red M&Ms
- Mini Marshmallows, halved
- candy eyes
- Frosting each cupcake with white frosting (see photo). Next, fill your disposable frosting bag with red frosting. Give each cupcake a small hat (see photo). It doesn't have to be perfect
- Add 3-4 mini marshmallow halves to the base of Santa's hat and then give Santa 2 eyes and 1 nose (see photo).
- Give Santa a beard using the mini marshmallow halves and then top his hat with a marshmallow half.
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Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!