Christmas Cupcakes – Santa Claus, Christmas Tree, and Holly

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Take frosting and cupcake decorating skills to a whole new level this Christmas. You won’t want to eat these cupcakes once you’re finished decorating them. Thanks to Cupcake Diary in Spain for this tutorial!

The cupcakes that illustrate are no new recipe, are the vanilla and cinnamon cupcakes I made ​​some time ago and they are a hit at home for their juiciness and the huge amount of cinnamon always get more because we love.

christmas holly cupcake

The variation is a blackberry buttercream.


  • 200 gr. butter at room temperature
  • 550 gr. icing sugar (powdered sugar or failing)
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat milk
  • 8 drops of essential flavor of blackberry


Beat butter at room temperature and introducing the sugar gradually while you sift. Continue mixing with the rods or blades few minutes. Incorporate milk to bind and add the aroma of blackberry.

To make the buttercream is so white (although in the process of whitening beaten with sugar never get me to stay so white) I added some pellizquitos of white powdered dye Sugarflair.

I applied the cream with the Wilton 2D nozzle frosting inside out. And to make the edges of the rose are profiled with a metallic red tone I used a metallic paint Rainbow Dust .

decorating christmas holly cupcake

You only need a brush, paint and finishing cupcake (if we leave the buttercream better rest a little while in order to highlight the contour profiling)

the flower christmas holly cupcake

The painting process is to go with the finest brush that you have the whole profile of the rose and repeat the line as many times as you want to be of intense line. In my case once, was enough.

drawing red christmas holly cupcake

It’s simple and only involves being relaxed and paint with some pulse to avoid having to make very thick lines if we left a little contour.

final flower christmas holly cupcake

To decorate this cupcake I made ​​some holly leaves stained with gooseberry sugarflair and little balls of gum paste tinted with red dye Sugarflair.

finished christmas holly cupcake

The Santa Claus hat another model I modeled cupcake with half gum paste and half fondant. I painted it with red metallic paint. The accompanying buttercream is sprinkled with white glitter hologram (my favorite).

santa claus hat cupcake

The Christmas tree is made ​​with a silicone mold (duplicated and assembled with edible glue ), made ​​up with green dye powder and topped with green glitter and red nonpareils.

christmas tree cupcakeTo get to remain standing totally just put a skewer between the two sides of the tree and waited for it to dry.

christmas tree cupcake 2I hope these cupcakes you can give some idea for your Christmas creations because little is actually arriving for the holidays and in the blink of an eye will be over this year, one of the best years of my life. All who read me have helped to make it so, so … Thank you!!


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