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Christmas Wreath Cupcakes

Made from a store bought mix jazz up ordinary cupcakes into adorable Christmas wreath cupcakes.

Ingredients
  

Easy Cupcakes

  • 1 box Devil’s Food or Vanilla cake mix Follow instructions on box

Basic Buttercream Frosting

  • Or you may use the great Christmas colors found in stores right now
  • 1 C. butter softened (or 1/2 C. butter and 8 oz. cream cheese)
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • food coloring if needed
  • peppermint extract if needed (great for the “green” frostings)
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Red fruit leather strips Fruit by the Foot

Instructions
 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with Christmas cupcake linersnofollow.
  • 2. Mix up cake mix according to directions
  • 3. Stir in cake mix.
  • 4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  • 5. Buttercream: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  • 7. Frost the cupcake with brown chocolate frosting
  • 8. Using a star tip create a green wreath like design with your green frosting
  • 9. Create a small wreath bow with your red fruit by the foot strips
  • 10. Add mini red M&M’s to add Holly to your beautiful wreaths.
  • 11. ENJOY!