Christmas ornament cupcakes

Christmas ornament cupcakes decorated with chocolate pearls and candy to look like ornaments.

Time to trim the table with holiday cheer! Make your Christmas ornament cupcakes with a mix and top them with prepared frosting to make preparation a cinch. These simple holiday treats are just the thing to make little creators feel extra jolly.

Yield: 1 dozen cupcakes

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1 box white cake mix
1 can white icing
1 dozen gold cupcake liners
assorted tubes of sparkle gel
assorted candy pearls/dragees/sprinkles
pull-apart gummy rope or candy twists
spice drops or gumdrops


  1. Follow the instructions on the cake mix to make a dozen cupcakes. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
  2. Use an offset spatula or flat utensil to spread each cupcake with white icing.
  3. Decorate with sparkle gel and assorted candy pearls. You can copy your favorite ornaments or go freestyle.
  4. To create ornament hangers, poke a hole in the top of a spice drop, then fill with a small amount of sparkle gel. Cut a 1 1/2” length of gummy rope and pinch the ends together, then insert into the spice drop to form a loop.
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