Reindeer Cupcakes will look great on the dessert table for your upcoming holiday parties or make them for kid’s classroom parties. Either way your family is really going to enjoy them!
I’m excited to be sharing these adorable Reindeer Cupcakes with you today. I’ve been wanting to do more fun recipes and I think these are perfect. These are great for your upcoming parties with family and friends or if your kids have parties at school and you need to send in treats.
I have to be honest with you, I really do miss those days! I always enjoyed baking for the kid’s school functions and boy, I did a lot of baking when my son was on the football team!
These cupcakes would be really cute to make and have the kids decorate on Christmas Day as something fun for them to do to help with all the excitement of opening gifts and getting together with the cousins.
This is a homemade vanilla cupcake recipe with an easy homemade chocolate frosting recipe. But for the sake of time you can always substitute a boxed cake mix and a canned frosting, however, you will be surprised at how amazing the homemade cupcakes and frosting do taste.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Candy Eye Treats
- Tiny Pretzel Twists
- Cupcake/Muffin Pan
- Cookie Scoop – these help with getting the cake batter in the cupcake liners and not all over the cupcake pan. Trust me.
- Christmas Cupcake Liners – these are perfect for school parties!
How to Make Reindeer Cupcakes
How To Decorate the Reindeer Cupcakes
- Spread the frosting on the top of each cupcake using either the back of a knife or an offset spatula.
- To make your reindeer face, use two pretzel twists for antlers, candy eyes, and red M and M’s for the nose.
Tips for Frosting the Reindeer Cupcakes
- You can use a knife or offset spatula to frost the cupcakes.
- I like to use disposable pastry bags fitted with a swirl type tip.
Reindeer Cupcakes are a cute treat for kid’s Christmas parties!
Reindeer Cupcakes will look great on the dessert table for your upcoming holiday parties or make them for kid's classroom parties. Either way your family is really going to enjoy them!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 24 pretzel twists
- 12 red M and M's
- 24 candy eyes
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
In another bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients slowly to wet, mixing between each addition.
Stir in milk.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
Let cool in pan for a few minutes then remove the cupcakes to a cooling rack to cool completely before adding the frosting.
In a large bowl, mix butter, cocoa, milk, and vanilla.
Add powdered sugar and mix well.
If frosting is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of milk and mix. If it is too runny, add a small amount of powdered sugar.
Repeat either of these until you reach the desired consistency for your frosting.
Spread the frosting on the top of each cupcake using either the back of a knife or an offset spatula.
To make your reindeer face, use two pretzel twists for antlers, candy eyes, and red M and M's for the nose.
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