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Santa Hat Cupcakes

These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!

These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!

Here is another fun Christmas Cupcake decorating idea!  These Santa Hat Cupcakes really easy to pull off, even with minimal piping skills making them a great option for just about anyone!  These Santa Hat Cupcakes are perfect for a Christmas party desserts table.  Your family will love this idea!

Everyone loves cupcakes! These Santa hat cupcakes are festive for the holiday season, but they’re also easy to make. We use pre-made cupcakes so you can use any flavour you like, homemade from scratch or from a box mix. Either works.

These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!
These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!

How to Store Frosted Cupcakes

If you have left over frosted cupcakes, or want to assemble them ahead of time, they should be stored covered in plastic wrap or in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. If you choose to refrigerate make sure you are using an airtight container.

You can freeze the unfrosted cupcakes for up to 3 months in an airtight freezer container or resealable plastic bag if you want to get some of your baking out of the way early. Defrost at room temperature overnight before frosting.

These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!

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. You can try my favourite chocolate cupcake recipe to make some from scratch!

Red frosting – You can colour some vanilla frosting to do this with red gel food colouring.

Mini Marshmallows – Regular or jumbo marshmallows won’t do. You really need the mini marshmallows for these cupcakes. No substitutes.

These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!

Looking for more Christmas Cupcake Ideas?

Check out some of my favourite Christmas cupcake recipes:

These sugar cookie North Pole cupcakes topped with a cute printable topper and candy cane are the perfect festive holiday treat for kids.

These Santa Claus Cupcakes are great for bringing to a Christmas party – such a fun idea to celebrate this winter holiday! 

This festive and fun Christmas tree cupcakes recipe make a great treat for the holidays, featuring moist, fluffy homemade chocolate cupcakes!

These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!

Santa Hat Cupcakes

Yields: 12 Cupcakes | Prep time: 15 Mins | Cook time: 0 Mins

Ingredients:

12 cupcakes, any flavour
red frosting
mini marshmallows, cut in half

Directions:

So easy and so cute, these cupcakes only take a few minutes too. Pre-cut your mini marshmallows in half so you don’t have to keep going back and cutting more. I didn’t count them but you’ll need a lot. 😉

Attach your tip and fill your decorating bag with red frosting.

frosting the cupcakes

Make a circle base of frosting on your cupcake (see photo).

placing mini marshmallows on cupcakes

Next, add the mini halved marshmallows around the ring (see photo).

Then fill in the circle with frosting and go a round and a round making the Santa hat. Top with a mini halved marshmallow as the ball on top of the hat (see finished photos).

Set the cupcakes in the fridge to set up a few minutes before serving.

Santa Hat Cupcakes
Yield: 12

Santa Hat Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 12 cupcakes, any flavor but I think white or chocolate look the best
  • red frosting
  • mini marshmallows, cut in half
  • Wilton decorating tip #32 – you really only a regular tip as you're just 'piling' the frosting to make a hat., optional but that is what I used
  • disposable frosting bag

Instructions

  1. So easy and so cute, these cupcakes only take a few minutes too. Pre-cut your mini marshmallows in half so you don't have to keep going back and cutting more. I didn't count them but you'll need a lot. 😉
  2. attach your tip and fill your decorating bag with red frosting.
  3. Make a circle base of frosting on your cupcake (see photo). Next, add the mini halved marshmallows around the ring (see photo).
  4. Then fill in the circle with frosting and go a round and a round making the Santa hat. Top with a mini halved marshmallow as the ball on top of the hat (see photo).
  5. Set the cupcakes in the fridge to set up a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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These Santa hat cupcakes are easy to make, cute as can be and sure to please the kids. A fun holiday treat for Christmas!

Susan

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

My grandson and I made these. He had a blast. He could put the marshmallows on by his self.

KD

Sunday 7th of December 2014

This is simple, but cute! My daughter would have fun making these.

Darlene Schuller

Thursday 4th of December 2014

Such a creative idea! These would be just the thing we could have Christmas Eve after dinner!

Soozle

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014

Awww :) such a great idea for a special way to decorate holiday cupcakes!

DARLENE W

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014

These are cute and so easy to decorate

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