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Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes

How cute are these Christmas Tree Cupcakes? What a fun treat to put together with the kids, even if their version comes out a little less than perfect. What a sweet and simple alternative to a more complicated Gingerbread house, and that simply a new tradition is born.  So bake up your favorite box mix, grab some supplies and let’s get started!

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CHRISTMAS TREE CUPCAKES

Yields: 24 Cupcakes

Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

3 teaspoons of vanilla extract

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

4 tablespoons milk

White Sugar Sprinkles

Round Colored Sprinkles

Green Food Coloring

Sugar Cones

Ingredients

Directions:

1. Prepare cake batter according to box directions and bake in cupcake pan using liners.

2. While cupcakes cool, make frosting. Start by using an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually

beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3

minutes.

3. Place two cups of white frosting in a piping bag with a round frosting tip. Mix green food coloring in remaining

frosting until you reach desired shade of green.

4. Place one sugar cone upside down onto each cupcake. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of green frosting to

completely coat each cone.

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5. Fill a piping bag with remaining green frosting and use a small closed star frosting tip to make Christmas tree

branches. Start at the top and turn the cupcake, continuing adding branches to fill the entire cone.

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6. Using the white frosting, pipe a thick layer around the bottom of the cone to look like snow.

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7. Add white sprinkles to the “snow” and add round colored sprinkles to the “tree”.

 

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1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water) 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 4 tablespoons milk White Sugar Sprinkles Round Colored Sprinkles Green Food Coloring Sugar Cones
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Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • White Sugar Sprinkles
  • Round Colored Sprinkles
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Sugar Cones
Instructions
  1. Prepare cake batter according to box directions and bake in cupcake pan using liners.
  2. While cupcakes cool, make frosting. Start by using an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually
  3. beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3
  4. minutes.
  5. Place two cups of white frosting in a piping bag with a round frosting tip. Mix green food coloring in remaining
  6. frosting until you reach desired shade of green.
  7. Place one sugar cone upside down onto each cupcake. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of green frosting to
  8. completely coat each cone.
  9. Fill a piping bag with remaining green frosting and use a small closed star frosting tip to make Christmas tree
  10. branches. Start at the top and turn the cupcake, continuing adding branches to fill the entire cone.
  11. Using the white frosting, pipe a thick layer around the bottom of the cone to look like snow.
  12. Add white sprinkles to the “snow” and add round colored sprinkles to the “tree”.