These sweet little Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so festive looking and have a healthy surprise lurking under that rich green frosting! They will be the hit of your Christmas dessert table, for sure!
It’s never too early to think about Christmas. Even though today is only October 18, it is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Perfect to try out the recipe for these cupcakes.
The holidays are a time when sweet treats abound and the calories in most of them are high. What a refreshing change to add something a bit more healthy in the middle of a fun and whimsical Christmas dessert. These pretty Christmas tree cupcakes have a whole strawberry lurking under the Christmas tree. The strawberry gives you something to add the icing to so that it looks like a tree and gives you a bit of your daily fruits to eat, too!
What fun it will be to watch your kids faces when they take a bite out of these pretty Christmas tree Cupcakes!
It’s time to make these Christmas Tree Cupcakes
This post contains affiliate links for your baking experience. To make these Christmas Tree Cupcakes you will need the following supplies:
- 1 Chocolate cupcake mix and fixings to make them.
- Vanilla frosting _ you can purchase it or make your own.
- Green gel food coloring
- Grass decorating tip
- Icing bag
- Whole strawberries
- Sixlets Candies
- Yellow candy stars
To make these Christmas Tree Cupcakes, start by baking some plain chocolate cupcakes and allow them to cool. While the cupcakes are cooking you can make and color your frosting mix with the green gel food coloring.
Once the cupcakes, have fully cooled, cut the bottom of your strawberries so that they are flat. Slice the top of your cupcake to give you a flat base for the berry to stand on, too.
Place the grass icing tip in an icing bag and add your green frosting mixture. Pipe the outside of the berries, pulling the tips out slightly so that they have some dropped ends. Continue icing until the strawberry is covered and it looks like a Christmas tree. (For a tutorial showing how to use the grass tip, see this blog post on my food blog. Add your Sixlet candy for ornaments and place a single yellow candy star on the top of the tree.
These fun Christmas tree Cupcakes are sure to be the hit of your holiday dessert table! Enjoy!