How to make Christmas Tree Cupcakes


I always wanted to be one of those moms! You know, the moms who can do anything and make it look so easy! I never had any idea there were tricks to making things like the Christmas Tree cupcakes above. Now that I do, I am baking up a storm 🙂 These have got to be the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen. Perfect for the entire winter but especially great for Christmas. 

Check it out! 


Yields: 24 Cupcakes

Time: 60 Minutes


  • 1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • White Sugar Sprinkles
  • Round Colored Sprinkles
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Sugar Cones



1. Prepare cake batter according to box directions and bake in cupcake pan using liners.

2. While cupcakes cool, make frosting. Start by using an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 minutes.

3. Place two cups of white frosting in a piping bag with a round frosting tip. Mix green food coloring in remaining frosting until you reach desired shade of green.

4. Place one sugar cone upside down onto each cupcake. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of green frosting to completely coat each cone.

5. Fill a piping bag with remaining green frosting and use a small closed star frosting tip to make Christmas tree branches. Start at the top and turn the cupcake, continuing adding branches to fill the entire cone.


6. Using the white frosting, pipe a thick layer around the bottom of the cone to look like snow.

7. Add white sprinkles to the “snow” and add round colored sprinkles to the “tree”.



These Christmas Tree cupcakes are so  festive and fun! 

What do you think?


  1. these are cute! I always bake for the kids school christmass parties! can't wait to try these

  2. kathy downey says

    excited to try these

  3. alexanernberg says

    Who said cupcakes were boring? These will definitely be a "Holiday Hit"

  4. Elva Roberts says

    I think these Christmas Tree cupcakes would be wonderful for a children's party at Christmas time. Thank you for the recipe and directions for making them.

  5. nenasinclair says

    I love these, they are so cute! And decorative, too!

  6. Patrycja Chudziak says

    These are seriously the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen! I have to make them for my sons Christmas party at school..I think they will be a huge hit. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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