Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ornament Cupcakes

Hello foodies and friends! Tonight we celebrate day 21 of our 25 Days of Christmas Recipes. Now, if you celebrate the holiday, you know very well that there is a surplus of ornaments hanging around every store, every window, every tree, the whole nine yards. We seriously cannot turn a corn without seeing some form of an ornament or decorated tree.

Tonight, we will be making our own ornaments. The difference though is ours will be cupcake ornaments! With this recipe, you can rally your friends and family, host a cupcake party, and decorate these bad boys any way you want! If you have children, this will be a fun way to spend some time with them during the holiday season. So, without further ado, I present:

☃On the twenty first day of Christmas recipes, your hostess gave to you☃

Ornament Cupcakes
Yields 24 Servings

You will need:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil, and egg whites according to 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 degrees. 
  2. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups or spray with cooking spray.
  3. Make and bake cake as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and egg whites. 
  4. Cool 10 minutes. 
  5. Remove from pans to cooling racks. 
  6. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  7. In large bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. 
  8. Stir in vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk. 
  9. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. 
  10. Frost cupcakes generously.
  11. Create ornament designs using assorted candies. 
  12. Use top of candy cane to create a “hook” on each cupcake.
  13. Enjoy!

I'll be back tomorrow. Starting on Monday, we will be making actual dinner and side recipes pertaining to the holiday. Stay tuned, and I hope to see all of y'all back tomorrow! Happy blogging!