You know my passion for cupcakes…the past few months we’ve made Corn-on-the-Cob cupcakes, Clown Cupcakes, even Turkey Cupcakes! Today, I want to share with you these decorative Christmas Ornament Cupcakes!
These cupcakes are super easy! Start by making a batch of cupcakes using your favorite cupcake recipe or box mix. Next, mix vanilla icing and food coloring and make a few bowls of colorful icing.
Ice your cupcakes with whichever colors you think are best.
Next, create the ornament top by boring a small hole into the top of a peanut butter cup using the tip of a knife. Hint: Freeze peanut butter cups for a few hours before making the ornament tops. Freezing helps remove the wrapper more easily and helps to bore a smoother hole.
Create the loop, or hook, by cutting 1.5″ pieces of licorice. Fold a 1.5″ piece in half and insert into the top of the peanut butter cup.
Add, this ornament top to the top edge of the cupcake.
Next, fill plastic bags with colored icing and cut off the tip of the corner of each bag. Use this as an icing bag to decorate your cupcakes.
Get creative an experiment with all different kinds of decorating styles or even add the names of your loved ones! Enjoy!