How to Make an Easy Christmas Tree Cupcake

These Really Simple Christmas Tree Cupcakes recipe will be the best dessert at your holiday party.  Use our easy method to make Christmas tree cupcake toppers and dazzle your guests!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 350kcal
Author April Woods


  • 1 batch prepared cake batter box mix is fine, but I love to use White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake batter
  • 2 cans vanilla or white icing
  • green food coloring
  • 2 – 4 cups powdered/confectioners sugar
  • optional: yellow candy or candy melts for tree toppers additional powdered sugar for snow


  • Fill cupcake wrappers about halfway full (we don’t want rounded tops as it will make piping more difficult), and bake according to package directions. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl combine icing, green food coloring, and up to 4 cups of confectioners sugar with an electric mixer. Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  • Pop icing into the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes to stiffen a bit, then add icing to a piping bag with a large round tip or large star tip.
  • Pipe a tall blob of icing into the middle of each cupcake (leaving enough room around the edge for the base of your tree), then pipe a spiral swirl around each blob into a tree shape.
  • Allow the icing to set, then top with a yellow candy and some confectioners snow.
  • Enjoy!


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Calories: 350kcal