Christmas Holly Cupcakes
These festive Christmas Holly Cupcakes are perfect for dessert on Christmas Day, as teacher or neighbor gifts or for a Christmas playdate or party! Enjoy!
Servings
22cupcakes
Cook Time
21minutes
Servings
22cupcakes
Cook Time
21minutes
Ingredients
Holly Cupcakes
Holly Cupcake Frosting
Instructions
Holly Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, butter, milk and vanilla extract; stir until combined.
  4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.
Holly Cupcake Frosting
  1. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed. Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.
  2. Split the frosting into two bowls, leaving one of them white.
  3. Add 3-6 drops of red food coloring into the second bowl and mix until you get a bright red color.
  4. Using a butter knife, scoop the white color onto one side of your piping bag.
  5. Spoon the red frosting onto the other side of your piping bag.
  6. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
Holly Fondant Leaves
  1. Sprinkle powdered sugar onto a cutting board.
  2. Place the green fondant onto the cutting board and sprinkle more powdered sugar onto the fondant.
  3. Roll out into 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Using the leaf cutter, cut out 44 leaves and set aside.
  5. Allow leaves to dry for an hour before using the pin and making the imprints.
  6. Use the green marker and trace the imprints in the leaves.
  7. Allow to dry for 24 hours and then place two leaves onto the frosting and three red M&M’s to create your holly on top of the cupcake. Enjoy!

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