Sometimes you just need fun in your holiday baking. These Candy Cane Reindeer Cupcakes are just that – Fun! These are super easy and your family will love making them. I know mine did!
Follow the Steps in the pictures for a reference as you work.
Candy Cane Reindeer Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
Red food coloring
Small candy canes
Red candy for the nose—I used the Christmas packaged crispy M&M’s (red and green)
2 sticks butter
4 C powdered sugar
3 T heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 sandwich sized zip lock bag
1 large zip lock bag
Cake Mix of your choice (We used Yellow with a few drops of red mixed in) Make the cake batter by following directions on the back of the box. Once mixed and smooth. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 the way full. Bake according to directions on the box.
Let cool and begin on the frosting.
To make the frosting add in 2 sticks of softened butter into a medium sized bowl. Using an
electric mixture mix on medium speed until the butter is smooth a pale.
Add in 2 Cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Mix again on medium speed until mixture is smooth.
Add in another 2 Cups powdered sugar and 3 T heavy whipping cream and blend again until the
frosting mixture is smooth and fluffy. If needed add more whipping cream or powdered sugar.
Once finished scoop a little bit of the frosting into a sandwich sized zip lock bag and the rest in a
large zip lock bag. Snip off a small corner for the small bag and a big corner for the big bag.
Now, To start on the Rudolph decorations by laying out some parchment paper and gather the mini
peppermint candy canes, red nose candy, eyeballs, and small zip lock bag full of frosting.
Take one candy cane and squeeze out the frosting onto the flat side of the candy cane and then
add the other candy cane’s flat side to the frosted candy cane side. Lay them flat onto the
With the frosting make 3 circles-two for the eyes, and 1 for the nose. Then place the candy
pieces in the correct spot. Let sit and dry for 10 minutes or so. Continue to make as many as
Frost the cooled cupcakes with the large zip lock bag and then add on the finished Candy Cane Reindeer Cupcake on as a topper.