12 Days of Christmas: Santa Hat Cupcakes

I saw a photo of these cupcakes on Pinterest and knew I had to make them! Aren’t they super cute?! By the way, if you are hopelessly addicted to Pinterest like I am, add me as a contact! Let’s be Pinterest pals. I know that December is the season of having to bring holiday treats to your kid’s school — or maybe wanting to bring a little something sweet to work. These cupcakes were simple to make, though they do require pastry tips to make the hat.

Santa Hat Cupcakes
Print Recipe

1 box chocolate cake mix (plus required eggs, oil)
1 batch buttercream frosting (many recipes listed here)
Red food coloring (I cannot recommend AmeriColor’s Super Red gel coloring enough — buy a bottle, it’s well worth it!)
A large round pastry tip and a small star tip

1. Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
2. Tint a portion of the buttercream frosting red. Pipe large “blobs” of red frosting onto each cupcake using a large round tip.
3. Pipe white frosting around each hat using a star tip. Also pipe a bit of white frosting at the top of each hat.

That’s it! Simple, right?

  • Mindy - December 6, 2011 - 7:42 am

    Question, u can use whatever cake mix u want right? My family and chocolate don’t get along well. So I would love to make these but wanted to be sure.ReplyCancel

    • Annie - December 7, 2011 - 12:26 am

      Yes, you can use whatever type of cake mix you’d like for these cupcakes :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - December 7, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    I love this idea!!ReplyCancel

  • heather - December 15, 2014 - 9:19 am

    I don’t have a large pastry tip any suggestions for piping the icing.ReplyCancel

    • Annie - December 15, 2014 - 9:31 am

      Hi Heather, you could try snipping off about 3/4 of an inch off of the corner of a Ziploc bag and use that, though I know the result won’t be as great as a pastry tip. You can order pastry tips online (they’re cheap!) or you can buy a large round tip at Michael’s Crafts, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, etc. All of those stores sell them.ReplyCancel

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