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Christmas Light Cupcakes

Decorate festive holiday cupcakes! These Christmas light cupcakes are easy and perfect to serve at a Christmas party.
Prep Time15 minutes
Decorating Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas Light Cupcakes
Servings: 12 people


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Electric Mixer
  • Wilton Tip #3


  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter softened
  • 2 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 cup Gold and White Sprinkles
  • Black Decorating Frosting
  • 60 M&Ms


  • Start by preparing your buttercream. Place all ingredients in a large bowl: softened butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk (start with 1 tbsp and add another, slowly if you feel like the buttercream is too dry).
  • Beat all buttercream ingredients with an electric mixer, starting on slow speed and gradually increasing to high.
  • Once all ingredients are smooth and form semi-stiff peaks, scoop into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  • Pour coarse sugar/shiny sprinkles into a bowl. Dip each frosted cupcake into the bowl of sprinkles.
  • Attach Wilton tip #3 to your bladck decorating frosting and pipe out 1-2 curvy lines on each cupcake.
  • Add 4-8 M&Ms sideways onto the black, curvy lines on each cupcake (depending on how many lines you have on each one). You’ll want about 4-5 M&Ms for each “string of lights.”