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Merry Santa Christmas Cupcakes

  • Cook Time: 17 - 23 minutes
  • Servings: 24
  • Course: Dessert

Celebrate the season of Santa with these festive decorated cupcakes. In addition to tasting great, they're sure to please everyone at your next Christmas party. Baking your cupcakes in Reynolds® StayBrite® Baking Cups perfectly complements Santa's shiny red cap and marshmallow beard and make sure there's no mess in your muffin pan after you're done.

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  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 container (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
  • Red sugar crystals
  • 1 pkg. miniature marshmallows
  • 48 mini green, blue or brown candies
  • 24 mini red candies


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

Step 2

PLACE Reynolds® StayBrite® Baking Cups in muffin pans; set aside.

Step 3

PREPARE cake mix following package directions for 24 cupcakes. Spoon batter into baking cups.

Step 4

BAKE following package directions (17 to 23 minutes). Cool.

Step 5

SPREAD the top of each cupcake with white frosting.

Step 6

FOR HATS sprinkle top third and halfway down one side of each cupcake with red sugar crystals.

Step 7

FOR BEARD and HAT BRIM & TASSEL cut miniature marshmallows in half with scissors. Arrange marshmallows, cut-sides-down on edge of red sugar for hat brim and end of sugar on side for tassel. Place overlapping marshmallow slices around bottom of cupcake for beard.

Step 8

FOR FACE place mini candies on frosting for eyes and nose.

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