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Looking for the perfect Christmas cupcakes to make? Look no further! These are super easy {you can even use a box mix!} and they are bound to impress everyone. Promise!

Christmas Cupcakes

First, start by making a batch of cupcakes. Like I said, use a simple box mix – or make it fancy with some Starbucks Mocha Cupcakes. Or ya know what? You can BUY the cupcakes, and just make the little chocolate doo-dads to go on top! What!

You will need green and red melting chocolates. If your local store doesn't have them, order them from Amazon. I used about half of a bag of each color, and made 48 cupcakes!

Pour half of the melting chocolates into microwave safe bowls. ONE bowl for EACH color. Do NOT mix the colors. They will turn brown. Trust me on this one…

christmas cupcakes

Pour the melted chocolates into zip loc baggies and cut a very tinnnny hole in one end. Put some wax paper (or parchment paper) on a cookie sheet, and go to town! Drizzle the chocolate, one color at a time, in any shape you want! I did circles, triangles, and I even made Christmas trees. They didn't exactly look like Christmas trees, but I promise that is what they were. The key here is layers. You need to alternate the green and red, so the chocolate will not be so brittle once it freezes. Layer, layer, layer. I think I did 4 layers on most (2 of each color). When I did less, they broke. After you're finished creating, place the cookie sheet in the freezer.

christmas cupcakes

Ice your cupcakes. Remove the chocolates from the freezer and pick them up off the parchment paper. They will be pretty sturdy if you put enough layers, but handle with care because once they're broken, they're broken!

christmas cupcakes

Believe it or not, you can't mess these up! I do recommend putting the cupcakes (with the chocolate doo-dads) in the refrigerator until ready to serve, as the icing melts easily and the chocolate will droop. Again, trust me on this one! If you're bringing these to a holiday dinner, go ahead and put them in the freezer for a half an hour or so, before you leave.

Try these out this holiday and everyone WILL be impressed!


Laurie Bennett

Laurie Bennett

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I am a wife, mother of two, entrepreneur and life style blogger. I grew up in sunny Southern California and moved to Bozeman, MT in 2001. After our children were grown, and we were semi-retired, we decided to become snow birds and alternate between Montana and Arizona, as our home. Today I spend my time working on my weight watchers friendly blog at www.slapdashmom.com, working in my garden, tending to my animals and dreaming up ways to help and teach others how to start a successful online business.


  1. These are the coolest looking cupcakes in all of ever! I promise you I’d find a way to mess them up, though. Haha!

  2. Those look really awesome and Christmasy…..I doubt I’d be able to produce anything that looks like that!

  3. Those look awesome. You have given me another idea for when I do my Christmas baking.

  4. beverly ann courter-mchenry says:

    those are awesome so cute

  5. Thanks for somw super simple easy ideas in the season of rush rush rush…

  6. Love, love, love the artistic cupcakes you made. I am going to have to make these for our family xmas party.

  7. I like toe look of them. and would be easy to make.

  8. I love this idea :). These will definitely look great on any holiday dessert spread

  9. This looks like fun!!!! Gonna have to do this one!

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