christmas tree cupcakesI'm just going to cut to the chase here: If you really want to wow people this Christmas, you need to make these incredibly adorable, genuinely easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes. They're hands-down the cutest treat you'll consume this holiday; your kids will love helping out (and they can actually help!); and come on, it's a Christmas Tree Cupcake -- is this even a discussion? Here's the recipe:

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of your favorite cake mix (and the ingredients required to make them)
  • 1 Box of sugar ice cream cones
  • 2 cans of white frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • "Christmas tree decorations" -- your choice. (M&Ms, edible glittler, marshmallows)

Instructions:

1. Make cupcakes according to the box.

2. Frost cooled cupcakes with a bit of white frosting. Your choice -- buttercream, vanilla, whatever.

3. Add green food coloring to another batch of white frosting.

4. Place a sugar ice cream cone upside down on each frosted cupcake.

5. Using a pastry bag and the star tip, pipe short bursts of green frosting onto upside down cones, covering them completely.

6. Decorate them to your liking.

7. Have a great holiday!

 

Image via niner bakes/Flickr