North Pole Cupcakes Recipe

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  • north pole christmas cupcakes tutorialChristmas and cupcakes are two of the best things ever! These North Pole cupcakes combine both into one yummy treat. They’re a fun addition to any Winter or Christmas party. They’re easy to make and kids will love them! You could start a new tradition and leave these out for Santa instead of a plate of cookies!

    North Pole Cupcakes Recipe

    Christmas and cupcakes are two of the best things ever! These North Pole cupcakes combine both into one yummy treat. They’re a fun addition to any Winter or Christmas party.

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    Servings: 24

    Ingredients:

    • cake mix and accompanying ingredients: to make 24 cupcakes
    • white decorator icing: 4 cups
    • red and white striped straws: 12
    • sour cherry balls (red or white gumballs will also work): 24
    • North Pole flag printable: See below for downloadable GIF
    • edible snowflake glitter: for garnish
    • Wilton 1M Decorator Tip: 1
    • pastry bag: 1

    Directions:

    Download the North Pole flag printable: open this image and save it to your desktop, then print.

    Step 1: Preheat your oven according to your cupcake package or recipe directions. Make the cupcake batter according to package directions.

    Step 2: Prepare cupcake pans with 24 red and green cupcake wrappers.

    Step 3: Pour batter into the cupcake wrappers, filling each one about ¾ths full. Bake the cupcakes according to the package or recipe directions.

    Step 4: Set the cupcakes aside to cool completely.

    Step 5: While the cupcakes are cooling cut the each straw in half with a pair of scissors.

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    Step 6: Use the tip of a knife to carefully poke a hole in each of the sour cherry balls. You could also use red or white gumballs, or gumdrops if you cant find sour cherry candies.

    Step 7: Carefully insert the straw into the hole in the cherry candies.

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    Step 8: Print out 2 sheets of the North Pole flags and cut them apart.

    Step 9: Glue the a flag to the top of each straw just below the candies.

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    Step 10: Add the white decorator icing to a pastry bag with the Wilton 1M decorating tip attached to the end. Fill the bag about half way full of icing to start.

    Step 11: Use the Wilton 1M tip to swirl the icing from the outside in on each cupcake.

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    Step 12: Sprinkle each cupcake liberally with edible snow glitter.

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    Step 13: Insert a North Pole flag into the top of each cupcake and display on your holiday dessert table.