Need a quick school Christmas treat idea? Try Christmas Snowflake Cupcakes! They take very little time and are oh…so….cute!
Here’s all you need…
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix – your choice :o); or if you have a favorite cake recipe have at it, but it’ll take a little longer.
- White frosting – I used one can of Pillsbury Classic White Frosting cause it was inexpensive and quick, quick, quick!
- Red and Clear sugar sprinkles to make them sparkle
Follow box directions and bake cupcakes – takes about 20-25 min (I did it the night before while making dinner so the cupcakes were ready to decorate this morning). Let them cool completely (duh!).
Then grab a Wilton or other cake decorating bag and for the snowflakes, I used tip number 21 (looks like a large starburst). After securing tip, fill up the bag with frosting. Then just squeeze one ‘snowflake’ at a time around the outside perimeter of your cupcake, filling inwards until done. The whole top looks like a snowflake when you’re done!
TIP: You can practice ‘snowflakes’ on a paper towel or piece of wax paper to be sure you fill the decorating tip and get the feel first…
Finally, just sprinkle with your colored sugar and voila! Your little elves will love you for it! Plus, these are WAY better than store bought, and probably even takes about the same amount of time as a ‘quick trip’ to said store (seriously have you seen the holiday traffic scene???) – I promise ya!