Santa Cupcakes {desserts}

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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

Santa Cupcakes


  • 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.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3129Total Fat: 193gSaturated Fat: 122gCholesterol: 522mgSodium: 1479mgCarbohydrates: 360gSugar: 353gProtein: 3g

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Santa Beard Cupcakes


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  2. Santa Cupcakes are so creative and fun and cupcakes are so 'in' ~ Happy Holidays ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor ~ aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^)
  3. 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
  4. We don't celebrate Christmas but these are super cute
    I'm sure my nieces and nephews would love them :)
  5. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.
  6. Really cute and festive!
  7. Really adorable looking and great to make with kids. Thanks for sharing your cupcakes on foodie friday.
  8. So cute Marti! Make sure you link up at my Pin Me Linky Party.
  9. Oh cute, my daughter would go crazy for these!
  10. These are so cute!

    Stopping in from the blog hop and happily following along!

    Happy weekend!

    julee @
  11. Cute! I have to show them to my daughter, she'll love to make some! Thanks!

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