12 Easy Cupcake Decorating Ideas for Christmas

Cupcakes are some of the most fun and exciting desserts to enjoy. What better time to enjoy them than at Christmas time. If you’re looking for new and easy cupcake decorating ideas to try this Christmas, here are some just for you.

There are recipes here to help you add more sweetness and cuteness to your Christmas. With 12 cupcake ideas to choose from, there’s enough for each of the 12 days of Christmas.

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Some of the recipes show you how you can also make cupcakes. Or you can simply get your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with these ideas.

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes
Image: Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes | Sally’s Baking Addiction
Black Forest Cupcakes
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Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cupcake Cake
Image: Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cupcake Cake | Beyond Frosting
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Image: Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes | Sally’s Baking Addiction
Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes
Image: Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes | Life, Love and Sugar

1. Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

Have yourself a magical Christmas with some Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes. Topped with vanilla almond cream frosting and some exciting treats, these cupcakes are super fun to decorate.

2. Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cupcake Cake

You’ll have a lot of fun decorating these individual Christmas Tree Cupcakes. Even more fun turning them into a festive Christmas tree. This is the perfect cupcake decorating idea for your next Christmas party.

3. Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes

These Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes will get you right in the mood for Christmas. A festive delight topped with sparkling sugar cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

4. Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Don’t be intimidated by the detailed frosting on these Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes. They’re straightforward to make with a simple hack that adds even more fun to the decorating process.

5. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

If you love your coffee, then you’ll love to decorate these festive Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes. I have a feeling you’ll probably eat them all before you get to the decorating part. Either way, it’ll be fun and so worth it.

6. Nativity Rocks Christmas Cupcakes

These ‘Nativity Rocks’ Christmas Cupcakes are absolutely banging. Or is it rocking? No? OK. But seriously, they’re pretty amazing. They’re super fun and easy to make and decorate too. The kids would love it.

7. Black Forest Cupcakes

Keep your Christmas cupcakes simple yet absolutely elegant like these super gorgeous Black Forest Cupcakes. They’re so pretty to look at and decorated in a way that truly represents Christmas.

8. Marshmallow Snowman Cupcakes

A fun Christmas cupcake to make and decorate with the kids. These Marshmallow Snowman Cupcakes are super easy to make. The cupcakes are so cute, featuring little snowmen in different festive colored scarves.

9. Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes

You’ll have fun making these Red-Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes and still have time for fun with the family. A super lazy and easy Christmas cupcake decorating idea. Especially if you have kids or are short of time.

10. Holly Christmas Cupcakes

Add a very festive touch to your Christmas table with these adorable Holly Christmas Cupcakes. Decorated with holly leaves and berries on top of creamy chocolate-buttercream frosting.

11. Unicorn Reindeer Cupcakes

Your guests will be very impressed with these Unicorn Reindeer Cupcakes. They’ll think you’ve gone through a lot of effort decorating them. What they won’t know is that the cupcakes are easy to decorate. They sure look great.

12. Santa Hat Cupcakes

A simple red frosting can go a long way in your Christmas cupcake decorating, as you’ll see from these super quick and easy Santa Hat Cupcakes that require only 3 ingredients to decorate. It doesn’t get any easier.

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