Simple Santa Cupcakes
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Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 1 box Cake Mix (and ingredients listed on the box)
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz bag Mini Marshmallows
  • 24 Red Candy Decorations (like Red Hots)
  • Red Sparkling Sugar
  1. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix and bake cupcakes according to box directions.
  3. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  4. Cream butter in a medium bowl.
  5. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and milk. Continue mixing until everything is incorporated.
  6. Transfer to piping bag or zippered plastic bag and clip corner to pipe.
  7. Frost each cupcake.
  8. Use a knife or small spatula to mark the upper third of the cupcake. Sprinkle red sparkling sugar above that mark to make a hat as you hold the spatula in place to avoid getting the sprinkles on Santa's face.
  9. Cut each mini marshmallow in half. Kitchen scissors work great for this.
  10. Place mini marshmallows to make a fur band around the hat, add a ball on the end of the hat, and make Santa's beard.
  11. Use a Red Hot for Santa's nose and two upside-down mini chocolate chips for his eyes.
Recipe by Finding Time To Fly at