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How to Decorate Cute Rudolph Cupcakes

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Super cute and easy to make, these Rudolph cupcakes are sure to make your day more festive!  They are easy enough for the kids to hep make them and perfect for Christmas classroom parties as well.

line of cupcakes decorated like simple rudolph the red nose reindeers with candy and pretzels.

The Christmas season is always such a fun and magical time of year. Keeping that magic alive doesn’t have to be hard.

These fun Rudolph cupcakes are super simple to make and will spread cheer with everyone who enjoys one.

With a kindergartner in the house, Christmas is extra fun. It doesn’t hurt that our Little Dude is Christmas obsessed all year long.

vanilla cupcake with swirl of fudge frosting on top, ready to be decorated.

For those of you who haven’t been around too long, my son wanted to be Santa for Halloween two years ago and was the Grinch dressed as Santa the following year. It is like Christmas all of the time around here. 

My husband who loves Halloween was so relieved when he was a vampire this year. Finally Christmas didn’t bleed into his favorite holiday. 

With all of his excitement, it is hard to not get wrapped up in the spirit of things. Of course we make plenty of cookies to eat and share, but my heart belongs to frosting (and the cake that goes with it!) 

cupcake with chocolate frosting, red candy nose and pretzel twist antlers.

 My frosting loving heart thought it would be fun to do something a little bit different this year and throw some cupcakes into the mix. These fun Rudolph cupcakes and the Santa’s belt cupcakes I shared last week are both super simple ways to spread some cheer!

Either would be darling for class parties, work parties or the big day itself.  All you need is a batch of your favorite cupcakes to get started. 

I definitely recommend either semi-homemade white cupcakes or devilishly good chocolate cupcakes. Then whip up a batch of silky smooth fudge frosting

You could definitely just give the cupcakes a schmear of frosting if you’d like. I find it just as fast and easy to pipe a quick swirl on.     

Super cute and easy to make, these Rudolph cupcakes are sure to make your day more festive! They are easy enough for the kids to hep make them and perfect for Christmas classroom parties as well.

Then a red candy and a few pretzels drive the look home. Just try not to smile as you eat one, I dare you!

 I think you could even get away with letting the kids decorate these as the class party so they double as an activity and a treat.  There’s an idea for you room moms!

Do you have any fun and simple ways you like to decorate cupcakes for the holidays? 

Cupcake decorated to look like Rudolph with fudge frosting, a red gumdrop nose, and pretzel antlers.

How to Decorate Cute Rudolph Cupcakes

Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Author: Carlee
The Christmas season is always such a fun and magical time of year. Keeping that magic alive doesn’t have to be hard. These fun Rudolph cupcakes are super simple to make and will spread cheer with everyone who enjoys one.
5 from 6 ratings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pipe or spread frosting over cooled cupcakes.
    24 cupcakes, 1 recipe fudge frosting
  • Add two pretzels for antlers and a red candy nose.
    24 red “Dots” candy, 48 mini pretzel twists
  • See easy peasy! Now just sit back and collect the praise!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 160mgSugar: 36g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Karen @karenskitchenstories

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

This I could actually do!! These are adorable!

Carlee

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

They are fun and easy! Thank you

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 9th of December 2018

These look like such fun games!

Lori Williams

Thursday 6th of December 2018

I would love to play these games with my grandchildren who live with us. They would have so much fun and we would have even more!