Food is central to celebrations at this time of year and I think that cupcakes make a great home-made gift or contribution to a Christmas party. To make sure that they stand out from the crowd why not add a little something extra to make them truly festive. You can start with any cupcake or icing recipe – or even a ready-made version – that fits your tastes and dietary requirements and then use these tutorials as the decoration inspiration!
These amazing trees from Preppy Kitchen could be Christmas trees or they could be part of a winter wonderland instead. They’re made using ice cream cones, so if you have any left over from summer then this is the perfect opportunity to use them again.
Is there anything more delicious than the smell of gingerbread in the wintertime? Add these little mini ones from Butternut Bakery Blog to your cupcakes for double the dessert.
Christmas pudding is a big deal in the UK, but not everyone loves it. So save the day by making these cupcakes from Cupcake Jemma that only look like Christmas pudding instead!
If you’re having a get together to swap Secret Santa gifts, then why not bring some treats decorated with little Santa hats, like these from Delish.
These Kawaii Christmas Tree cakes from Kawaii Sweet World have been topped with the cutest smiling stars and I absolutely love how she’s used sprinkles as baubles on the ‘tree’.
If you want to try a trickier design, then these reindeer from Zoe’s Fancy Cakes are super cute and perfect for this time of year. Maybe you could even leave one out for Father Christmas instead of the usual mince pie or cookie….
Emma is an English teacher who travels a lot, usually splitting her time between the UK and Peru. Adventuring around the world is her passion, with Japan being one of her favourite destinations. She loves baking, photography, sweet treats, and all things Disney. If Emma was a Pokémon, she’d definitely be a Pikachu.