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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas tree cupcakes only require a few ingredients and will make your Christmas party guest smile with Christmas cheer.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake, Christmas, cupcake


  • Cupcake pan
  • Cupcake liners
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula
  • Decorating bag
  • Large star decorating tip


  • Cake mix¬† calls for oil, eggs and water
  • 3 cans vanilla frosting
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Candy cane sprinkles
  • Nonpareil sprinkles
  • Star sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cupcake mix with oil, eggs and water as directed on the box.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 way with cake batter, bake for 15 minutes and let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cans of vanilla frosting with 9 drops of green gel food coloring and mix well.
  • Place the star tip in the bottom of a large decorating bag, fill with frosting and twist the top of the bag closed.
  • Use the bag of frosting to frost each cupcake by starting in the middle, working your way out and back in to make a Christmas tree top.
  • Top with nonpareil sprinkles, candy cane sprinkles and a star sprinkle of the top.