Create a festive and fun Christmas mood with these fun Santa cupcakes. Kids love to make them but the best part is eating 'em!
- 1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
- 1 (16-ounce) can or 2 cups vanilla frosting, divided
- Red gel or paste food coloring
- Miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, red-hot candies and flaked coconut
Preparation time 90mins
Cooking time 110mins
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Place 2/3 cup frosting in a small bowl; tint with red food coloring. Set aside 3 tablespoons white frosting for decorating. Cover two-thirds of the top of each cupcake with remaining white frosting. Frost the rest of cupcake top with red frosting for hat. Place reserved white frosting in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a 1/4-inch hole in one corner.
On each cupcake, pipe a line of frosting to create fur band of hat. Press a marshmallow on one side of hat for pom-pom. Under hat, place two chocolate chips for eyes and one red-hot for nose. Gently press coconut onto face for beard.