Looking for fun kids Christmas cupcakes this year? These Angel Cupcakes are SO cute and are so much fun to make! (And be sure to also check out these cool Christmas Tree Cupcakes!)
Do you have kids who love to help out in the kitchen? If you have little Christmas baking enthusiasts at home, this is a super fun recipe to try!
It seems like the most popular recipes this time of year are usually cookies, but there are so many other fun options — like these Kids Christmas Cupcakes that are decorated like cute little angels!
And unlike some extravagantly decorated cupcakes, these little beauties are SO simple to make! Just melt, dip, attach, draw a face, and you’re done!! It’s super easy and kids will have a blast helping out with this one. Just make sure everyone has an apron handy, because this one can get a little messy with all the melted chocolate. 😉
Oh, and these cupcakes are perfect to take to a holiday party because they’ll totally wow guests of all ages! Kids will love them and adults will think they’re adorable. And what’s better than a Christmas dessert that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas?! Scroll down for the easy instructions to make these…
Kids Angel Christmas Cupcakes
Ingredients/Supplies You’ll Need:
- 12 baked cupcakes (your favorite homemade recipe or a boxed one — either way!)
- 1 to 2 cups white frosting (again, homemade or canned)
- Sparkling sugar
- 24 pretzel twists (2 for each cupcake)
- 12 Oreo cookies (1 for each cupcake)
- 12 pineapple-flavored Lifesaver candies (1 for each cupcake)
- White candy melts or White candy bark
- Chocolate candy melts or Chocolate candy bark
- Large open star tip (Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip)
- Piping bags
First things first — bake your cupcakes so that they’re ready to be decorated and turned into Kids Christmas Cupcakes! Also, line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Next, melt the white candy according to package directions making sure not to overheat. If the candy gets too hot, it will seize. If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy more pourable.
Dip the pretzel twists in melted candy, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the pretzels on waxed paper until dry.
Dip Oreo cookies in melted candy, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the cookie on waxed paper and immediately add the Lifesaver candy as a halo. Allow to dry completely.
Next, melt the chocolate candy just like you did the white candy, according to package directions and making sure not to overheat. If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy more pourable.
Using a toothpick, draw two half circles on the uncoated portion of each cookies to be the eyes and a larger dot as the mouth. Allow to dry completely.
Pipe frosting onto each cupcake using an open star tip, and then sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
Place one angel head on the top and two pretzels to the opposite sides of each cupcake. You have your finished product!
Aren’t these Kids Christmas Angel Cupcakes SO cute?! They’re almost too adorable to eat! These will most certainly wow your friends and family — whether you’re hosting or taking this as a special dessert to a holiday party this year.
You could even give these as a special homemade Christmas gift!