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Cupcake Ornaments | Tastes Better From Scratch
Cupcake Ornaments
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Cupcakes ornaments are an easy and fun Christmas treat that your kids will enjoy making and eating!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 24
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 24 cupcakes , baked in cupcake liners
  • 24 Reese's miniature cups
For the Frosting:
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 5 Tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Red, blue, and green icing pens (or color your own homemade frosting)
  1. Combine frosting ingredients and beat on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. (If necessary, add more powdered sugar to thicken the mixture, or more evaporated milk to thin the mixture.)
  2. Place about 3/4 cup of frosting into two smalls bowls (3/4 cup per bowl.)  

  3. Mix a few drops of red and a few drops of green food coloring into their respective, separate containers, until you get the desired colors you want. 

  4. Use the remaining 1 1/2 cups of white frosting to frost the tops of the cupcakes.

  5. Place the red and green food coloring into separate piping bags, or into two ziplock baggies with a small whole cut into the corners. 

  6. Decorate cupcakes with an ornament design.

  7. Place the Reese's miniature cups inside the cupcake liners to complete the top of your ornament! You could also twist a paper clip into a little fish hook and stick that into the Reese's to make it even cuter!

Nutrition Facts
Cupcake Ornaments
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Sugars 43g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 7%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.