Ornament Cupcakes

Looking for a creative dessert? Then check out these beautiful cupcakes decorated like Christmas ornaments.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake box
6
cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon vanilla
3
to 4 tablespoons milk
24
small candy canes
Red and green jelly beans
Red cinnamon candies
Red string licorice
Red and green candy-coated chocolate-covered sunflower seeds
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups or spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 Make and bake cake as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and egg whites. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Frost cupcakes generously.
  • 4 Create ornament designs using assorted candies. Use top of candy cane to create a “hook” on each cupcake.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    325
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Sodium
    199mg
    199%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    58g
    58%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Protein
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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