Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes


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Need a festive cupcake in a hurry? Decorate your favourite cupcakes with green buttercream for the Christmas tree and an array of sweets and sprinkles for Christmas ornaments. Quick and easy, not to mention a great project to do with the kids.


Serves: 12 

  • 12 cupcakes
  • 600g buttercream icing, or as needed
  • green food colouring
  • sweets, sprinkles, etc. for decoration

Preparation:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bake your cupcakes using your favourite recipe and allow to cool completely, or use shop-bought cupcakes or muffins.
  2. Take approximately 500g of the buttercream and add a drop or two of green food colouring. Stir and add more colouring, a drop at a time, until your desired hue is reached. Fill a piping bag with the green buttercream and set aside.
  3. Spread a thin layer of the remaining plain buttercream onto the top of each cupcake.
  4. Working perpendicular to a cupcake, start piping the green buttercream around the edge, working inwards in a circular motion to create a tree shape. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
  5. Use a variety of your favourite decorations to add 'ornaments' to the Christmas trees. You can use silver dragees, coloured sugar or sprinkles, red jelly beans, etc. Have fun!

Watch a video of it being made…

How to Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes
How to Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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