I thought I would share a super simple way to decorate Christmas cupcakes today. These Santa cupcakes are the perfect addition to your holiday table or a quick and easy treat for those class parties. I absolutely love decorating just about anything with Santa’s belt and belly so these are right up my alley.
Supplies needed to these Christmas cupcakes:
- 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3 – 5 tbsp milk
- ½ tsp red gel food coloring
- Black decorating frosting
- 2 oz. yellow fondant
- 24 mini chocolate chips
Once you’ve baked your cupcakes and they are completely cool, start making your buttercream frosting. To do so, use an electric mixer to beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, and milk on high speed. Once the ingredients for your buttercream are smooth and completely mixed-in with one another, add your red gel food coloring. Continue beating until completely tinted. Then, using a piping bag, frost each of your cupcakes. With another piping tip, pipe out one stripe of black decorating frosting on each cupcake.
Roll of your yellow fondant and cut small rectangles, about ½ an inch in size. Place in the middle of the black frosting. This will act as the buckle on Santa’s belt. Place two chocolate chips just above Santa’s belt and these will be his buttons.
Then all that is left is to serve up these Christmas cupcakes to those that you love.
Dive into a few of these delectable treats with the fun and whimsey of Santa’s belly! Who could resist these adorable cupcakes?
Be sure to save this idea for when holiday baking season comes around. But you know that I say it is never too early for some holiday baking. So, whip up a batch of these Christmas cupcakes today!