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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes are a simple and easy winter themed cupcake that is a tree shaped cupcake. Give these easy Christmas cupcakes a try for a holiday dessert to serve up loved ones.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cupcake recipe, christmas cupcakes, Christmas dessert, christmas tree cone cupcakes, christmas tree cupcakes, christmas tree dessert, cupcake tree, how to ice cupcakes, tree cupcakes, winter themed cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 650kcal
Author Kelsey Apley


  • 6 cupcakes premade
  • 2 cans store-bought vanilla frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Sprinkles
  • 6 Ice Cream Waffle Cones


  • Start by cutting down your waffle cones if you want them to be shorter.
  • Add some white frosting in a piping bag and pipe a large star with a 1M tip. Then circle around the star to make a rosette, on the top of each cupcake.
  • Next, you will color your frosting that is left green and place in a piping bag.
  • Place your waffle cones on top of each cupcake.
  • Begin piping stars on each ice cream cone working your way up the cone. I like to start at the bottom.
  • Add on some sprinkles to look like Christmas lights if you want. Or you can even dust with powdered sugar in a sifter for a snow-themed cupcake.
  • Serve up these Christmas tree cupcakes for a holiday dessert.


Piping Star Tip: Use even pressure when squeezing out frosting. For avoiding the tails on the stars, squeeze, stop, and then pull away.
I used a larger star tip 1M for piping.
You can use a Ziploc bag instead of piping bag if you don't have piping bags.
Cupcakes - Any flavor or style of cupcakes work for this recipe. I used store bought cupcakes to make these tree cupcakes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 456mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 64g