Santa Cupcakes {desserts}

Cute Santa Cupcakes topped with marshmallows.  They make a fun craft with the kids and will be the talk of meal!   

I used white icing and topped the cupcakes with M&M’s, red sprinkles, and marshmallows for the beard. 

Santa Cupcakes
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  • Cake Mix
  • White icing
  • Red sprinkles.
  • Marshmallows
  • Red and Green M&M's
  • Quick Vanilla Frosting:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed. Pour into cupcake liners and bake as directed.
  2. Let cupcakes cool before decorating.
  4. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more.
  6. Frost cooled cupcakes. After you have frosted the cupcakes, sprinkle the top with red sprinkles for the hat. Then place 3 marshmallows under the sprinkles to finish off the hat. Place 5-6 marshmallows at the bottom of the cupcake for the beard, then add 3 marshmallows on top of beard. Use frosting for the 'glue' to hold the marshmallows in place.
  7. Add M&M's for the eyes and nose.

Santa Beard Cupcakes


  1. Hi Marti,
    Your Santa Cupcakes are just adorable and we will just love them. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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