Christmas Tree Buttercream Cupcakes

You know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking buttercream cupcakes!

Merry Christmas Eve! These Christmas Tree Buttercream Cupcakes are perfect for today or tomorrow. Last minute parties or even to leave out for Santa too!

Not only that, but I’m thinking Christmas Tree Buttercream Cupcakes!

These are just darling, and also super possible for any last minute plans you may have, or to leave out for Santa! We usually go a little fancy with what we leave for Santa and Rudolph and I think these cupcakes are perfect! Plus, stores are still open to get ingredients. That said, we were lucky enough to have most of these at home because we’ve been on a baking bonanza extravaganza for weeks now. In fact, today is Christmas Eve and we’re not slowing down. For instance, we’re making two kinds of cookies here. Butter and sugar. Add these buttercream cupcakes to the mix and it’s the holy trinity of good baking.

For real, I think we deserve our own baking show because we’re awesome.

Christmas Tree Buttercream Cupcakes:

What You Need:

12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
¾ cup butter, softened (1 ½ sticks)
3 cups icing sugar
3-5 tbsp milk
Kelly green gel food coloring
1 cup white sprinkles, poured into a bowl
Candies of assorted colors

Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes

What You Do:

1 – First, ensure that your cupcakes are cool before decorating.

2 – Start by making the buttercream: use an electric mixer and beat butter, icing sugar and milk on medium speed

3 – Next, gradually increase speed to high and beat until completely smooth

4 – Frost each cupcake with an offset spatula. Dip each frosted cupcake into bowl of sprinkles

5 – Then, color the remainder of your buttercream with Kelly green gel food coloring

6 – Using Wilton frosting tip #199, pipe out a tree-like figure on each cupcake

7 – Lastly, decorate with assorted-colored candies and use a yellow one on top

Merry Christmas Eve! These Christmas Tree Buttercream Cupcakes are perfect for today or tomorrow. Last minute parties or even to leave out for Santa too!

Make sure to check out these awesome last minute appetizers for Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas Eve! These Christmas Tree Buttercream Cupcakes are perfect for today or tomorrow. Last minute parties or even to leave out for Santa too!

Christmas Appetizers: Santa Hat Cheese & Red Bell Pepper Appetizer

Just call me the Queen of Last Minute Christmas Appetizers!

In terms of Christmas appetizers, the Santa Hat Cheese & Red Bell Pepper Appetizer is so easy, so adorable, and so perfect for #lastminuteChristmas! #recipe

Seriously, though. There are still five days until Christmas. I am certainly not done!

That said, I started way early this year with my shopping. I got into the holiday spirit in November because I like twinkly lights and buying things for people, and hey, 2018 was a mixed bag of weird and wild and I know many of us are happy to welcome 2019. So I thought I’d enjoy these last few months of the year, because I like ending on a high note. Like this:

Christmas Appetizers: Santa Hat Cheese & Red Bell Pepper Appetizer:

What You Need:

Monterey Jack Cheese Cracker Cuts
2 Red Bell Peppers
4 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
Town House Flatbread Crisps

What You Do:

1 – First, cut the bell peppers in half and clean out all the seeds, and then rinse well

2 – Next, cut the peppers into small triangles and pat dry with a paper towel

3 – Take the cheese and cut each piece in half

4 – Then, place one piece on a cracker and top with a Santa hat (pepper)

5 – Place the softened cream cheese into a sandwich size baggie

6 – Snip off a small piece of the corner – a piping bag can be used as well

7 – Next, pipe 5-6 dots along the bottom of the pepper and 1 dot on the top to create the Santa hat

8 – Lastly, serve and enjoy this festive holiday appetizer.

red bell pepper

Town House Flatbread Crisps

Can we all just say that these are adorable? Also, they’re tasty because the Town House Flatbread Crisps have a lot of flavor! I first had them at my parent’s house over Thanksgiving and Des begged me to buy them again. Had to do it!

In terms of Christmas appetizers, the Santa Hat Cheese & Red Bell Pepper Appetizer is so easy, so adorable, and so perfect for #lastminuteChristmas! #recipe

Are you loving the Santa Hat party recipes? Check out my Christmas Tree Santa Hat Bugle Treats!

Are you done with your Christmas shopping/menu planning yet?

In terms of Christmas appetizers, the Santa Hat Cheese & Red Bell Pepper Appetizer is so easy, so adorable, and so perfect for #lastminuteChristmas! #recipe