Who says Santa doesn’t love cupcakes just as much as he loves cookies? Christmas cupcakes are perfect for sharing and a super fun family decorating activity. Whether you’re after an easy red and green cupcake recipe or extravagantly classy cupcake ideas, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled all our favorite Christmas-themed cupcake designs and recipes into one perfectly cultivated Christmas list.
These cute Christmas cupcakes are sure to be the star of your celebration! Use Candy Melts candy and Metallic Cake Paint to make your own star-shaped sprinkles, then arrange them on your favorite homemade (or store-bought) cupcakes. These would also be great for a New Year’s celebration!
If you love chocolate-covered cherries, you’re going to love these Bourbon Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. Rich and decadent, these bite-sized delights are best served with a cup of hot cocoa!
You’ll be doing double axels over these Enticed to Ice Skate cupcakes. Use Candy Melts candy to make your own edible ice skates, then enjoy these cupcakes as a snack after a day spent playing in the snow.
Enjoy a little bite of sunshine anytime with these Almond Coconut Cupcakes. Decorated to look like little puffs of snow, these cupcakes offer a fun, tropical surprise when you bite into them!
Rich reds, blues and greens make these Tip 74 Cupcakes perfect for any winter celebration. Tip 74, which is often used for piping leaves, can also be used to make zigzags, shells, roses, flowers and more. No one will believe these were all decorated with the same tip.
Create a forest of metallic trees with this Silver and Gold Sugar Cone Christmas Tree display. These cones make a lovely centerpiece for your holiday party and, best of all, you can eat them when you’re done!
If peanut butter and chocolate is your favorite food duo, you’re going to love these rich and delicious cupcakes. A peanut butter-infused cupcake is topped with a creamy milk chocolate glaze for a sweet and satisfying dessert perfect for any occasion. Top your cupcakes with some freshly chopped peanuts for added texture.
Add a little shine to your Christmas celebration with these Bronze High Top Cupcakes. A frosted chocolate cupcake is dipped in melted candy, then decorated with golden nonpareils and a dusting of gold Pearl Dust for a treat that truly sparkles.
Vanilla is anything but boring with these Quick and Easy Vanilla Cupcakes. Top these treats with buttercream, cream cheese frosting, or our delicious Marshmallow buttercream. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
Give Santa a break from the cookies with these cute Christmas Tree Mini Cupcakes. Topped with green and red buttercream and a tree-shaped icing decoration, these little bites are sure to get you on the nice list this year.
Turn a delicious retro cocktail into a tasty holiday dessert with these Orange and Rosemary Gimlet Cupcakes. Start with a sweet orange cake spiked with a little gin, then top with a savory icing and a sprig of candied rosemary.
Start your holiday season off right with these French 75 Champagne Cupcakes. A play on the classic cocktail, these cupcakes are made using Champagne and gin, and feature a little Shot Top of additional Champagne for a little squirt of fun!
Love the salty-sweet combo? Then you’re going to love these Maple Buttercream and Bacon Cupcakes. A tasty treat kids and adults are sure to love, these cupcakes feature chocolate ganache, homemade maple buttercream and bacon candy bark for the ultimate finishing touch.
These Creamy Vanilla Custard Cupcakes are just begging for some holiday sprinkles! A sweet and velvety dessert that highlights the amazing flavors of vanilla and custard, this simple cupcake recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Spice up your holiday sweets table with these Horchata Cupcakes. Flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, these cupcakes are just as good as the popular Hispanic beverage – and pair perfectly with coffee or hot cocoa!
Coconut, caramel and chocolate, oh my! Rich, chocolatey and oh so delicious, these Mini Coconut Caramel Cupcakes combine three amazing flavors into one bite-sized treat. Top with holiday sprinkles or leave as is for a cute and fun dessert everyone will love.
Make blooming Christmas beauties with these Festive Poinsettia Cupcakes. Made using royal icing, these edible poinsettia decorations can be used to top homemade cupcakes or save time by using store-bought cupcakes (we won’t tell!)
Which of these cupcakes will you enjoy with a nice cup of cocoa? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to take a picture of your treats and tag us on Instagram @wiltoncakes so we can see your cute Christmas cupcakes!