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Christmas Cupcake – 35 Beautiful and Creative Ideas & Easy Recipes!

Do you want to make your Christmas dinner decoration even more beautiful? The Christmas cupcake is an excellent option, in addition to being beautiful, they are tasty and the children are delighted. They are very easy to make and the end result is amazing!

Don’t know how to decorate your Christmas cupcake? In this post we are going to show you 35 beautiful ideas for you to make at home and very simple and tasty recipes.

Christmas Cupcake Decorating Tips

There are many options for Christmas cupcake decoration, some for you to model and others ready-made just to put on the cupcake. See some options:

christmas cupcakes


Wrappers are those cupcake skirts that can be used with other types of decoration to spice it up even more. They are sold at party supply stores and you can also print them at home.

Christmas cupcake cupcake wrapper

Christmas Cupcake with Santa Claus Cup

In addition to using the wrappers to decorate the cupcakes, another beautiful decoration is the topper that children love

Red Christmas Cupcake Wrapper with Hohoho Print

To make the cupcake look pretty, there are different wrapper models, from Santa’s hohoho to cute reindeer

Christmas Cupcake Snowman Cupcake

Taking care in choosing the Christmas print is very important to make the decoration look beautiful

Remember that the wrappers are placed on the cupcake after it is baked and do not replace the simple muffin cups. See some cute models to use this Christmas:

Green wrapper Christmas cupcake with Santa Claus

The strawberry, in addition to making the cupcake beautiful, is a typical fruit used in Christmas desserts

Green wrapper Christmas cupcake with disease appliqué

The more personalized, the more beautiful the decoration is with the cupcakes

red wrapper christmas cupcake

To make the cupcakes beautiful and very Christmas, the red wrapper is a beautiful option that best matches the theme

American Pasta

After wrappers, American paste is the easiest material to decorate the Christmas cupcake. The folder can be bought white or already in the colors you want to model the decoration. There are many options for ornaments such as Santa Claus, Tree, reindeer and many others.

Christmas cupcake decorated with american pasteChristmas Cupcake with American Pasta Penguin Cookie and Santa Claus Applique

As it is easy to handle the American paste allows different types of decorations to be made to decorate the cupcakes

Christmas Cupcake with American Reindeer Folder Ornament Christmas Tree Wreath and Snowflake

A frosting that perfectly matches the American paste appliqués is the delicious whipped cream

If you don’t have a lot of modeling skills, you can buy ready-made ornaments. Some bakers only sell the appliqué and the rest of the cupcake is made by you. It’s a great option to make the Christmas dinner even more beautiful.

Christmas cupcake mini American paste appliques

With the American paste you can let your imagination flow and make appliqués of different shapes and sizes

Christmas Cupcake Santa Claus Christmas Tree and Nest Milk Paste Reindeer

Focusing on the main characters of Christmas is a great option to attract children’s attention.

Tip: If you choose American paste, the Christmas cupcake cannot be kept in the refrigerator, the paste does not match the humidity in the refrigerator, it can sweat and destroy the pattern.

Christmas cupcake with snowman and heart American paste appliqués

The snowmen are beautiful and go very well with the cupcake decor

Christmas cupcake with american folder decoration

The appliqué with Santa’s legs is a beautiful and very creative option for the table decoration, on this cupcake it’s as if the character had fallen into the cupcake

Powdered Milk Paste

With powdered milk paste it is possible to do the same job as with American paste both in cupcakes and Christmas cakes, the difference is that the sweet is cheaper and much tastier. The recipe for the paste is very simple:

Christmas Cupcake Nest Milk Paste Ornament

  • 1 box of condensed milk
  • 200g of powdered milk (Nest or Itambé)
  • 200 g of impalpable sugar
  • Liquid edible dye in desired colors

To make it is very simple, just mix the sugar and powdered milk together with the condensed milk until you get a dough point and come off your hands. Then just add a few drops of dye and mix again. The modeling is up to your imagination:

Detail Christmas cupcake made of powdered milk paste

Just like the American paste, the powdered milk paste is an excellent option to create cupcake decorations

Christmas Cupcake Powdered Milk Paste Applique Snowman Santa Claus

To make the decoration beautiful, it is necessary to be very careful with the amount of coloring so as not to spoil the texture for modeling the powdered milk paste

Christmas Cupcake Santa Claus and Mommy powdered milk paste appliqué

Tip: Put the dye every three drops until you reach the desired shade for modeling. Too much coloring can leave the dough bitter and dry.

Christmas cupcake red white and green powdered milk paste appliquéWhite and Red Powdered Milk Paste Christmas CupcakeChristmas Cupcake appliquéd powdered milk powder reindeer penguin and snowman


Decorating with whipped cream for Christmas cupcakes is easy to make, just mix the whipped cream with green edible coloring and then use a icing nozzle to make the tree on the cupcake. It’s a cool idea to bring the family together and put everyone to work!

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Photos, Ideas and Inspirations

To be inspired when deciding which Christmas cupcake model to make, it is important to consider the type of decoration that will be used for the Christmas dinner, the weather and the icing that pleases you the most. See below for some tips to get inspired by each photo.

Green Whipped Cream Christmas Cupcake with Red CupcakeChristmas cupcake with white whipped cream and strawberryChristmas cupcake with red and white american paste appliqué

How to Make Christmas Cupcake: Recipe & Step by Step

The cupcake is a “mini cake” and that’s why it’s very simple to make the dough, the secret is in the filling and the icing. Next, we’ll teach you how to make the dried fruit cupcake dough that goes great with Christmas, and the chocolate cupcake dough is a little simpler. Topping can be used on both types of putty.

For the dried fruit mass you will need:

  • 3 whole eggs
  • ½ cup of Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ¼ cup of rum
  • 2 spoons of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 spoon of dry yeast
  • ½ cup of apricot chopped into small pieces
  • 5 spoons of margarine
  • ½ cup raisin

How to make

  1. Mix the chestnuts, raisins and apricots together with the rum.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs while beating, one at a time.
  4. Stop hitting.
  5. Add the fruit with the drink, yeast, friend and flour.
  6. Stir using a wooden spoon and beat at minimum mixer speed.
  7. When it becomes homogeneous, pour the dough into the molds.
  8. It is important that the amount of dough does not exceed half the mold.
  9. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

To make the chocolate dough you will need:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder 70%
  • 1 spoon of yeast
  • ½ soy oil

Preparation mode:

  1. Mix flour, yeast, sugar and chocolate in a bowl.
  2. Add eggs and mix.
  3. Add oil and milk.
  4. Mix until it forms a homogeneous mass.
  5. Place in molds and place in preheated oven.
  6. Let it bake for 20 minutes.

Christmas Cupcake Topping Recipe

This topping recipe can be used in the two types of cupcakes we teach or any other. It’s easy to make and economical. You will need the following ingredients:

Christmas cupcake with homemade whipped cream

  • 1 box of ice cream
  • Dye in green gel
  • Red candy sprinkle

It’s very quick to make, just beat the whipped cream in an electric mixer and then add a few drops of food coloring. It is important not to overdo the coloring in order not to risk losing the point.

Pour the whipped cream into the pastry bag and frost the cupcake in a swirl to create the tree. Lastly, apply the confectionery to symbolize the Christmas tree balls. If you don’t have the icing bag, you can substitute a plastic bag and cut the tip.

To make it even more beautiful, you can make a star for each cupcake using the American paste or the powdered milk paste.

Christmas cupcake with nest milk paste star

In addition to this coverage, you can also use common brigadeiro or white brigadeiro in beak stitch. It’s important to leave the cupcakes ready in the fridge until supper time so they don’t melt.

Christmas cupcake decorated with brigadeiro

ATTENTION: The icing must be applied with the cupcake already baked and cold.

Did you like our Christmas cupcake recipes? Do you have any family recipes? Leave your comment.

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