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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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These Christmas trees, formed out of frosted cupcakes, can be a nice surprise for your family or a quick gift for friends and neighbours.


  • 1 package cake mix (any flavour)
  • 1 tub Vanilla frosting
  • Green food colour
  • Chocolate or black licorice
  • Shoestring licorice
  • Holiday candies of your choice


Heat oven to 350 o F (180 o C). Prepare cake mix and bake 28 cupcakes as directed on package; cool completely.

Frost 4 cupcakes with frosting. Top with pieces of chocolate or black licorice to make tree trunks.

Stir a few drops food colour into remaining frosting; frost remaining cupcakes. Arrange 6 cupcakes in tree shape above each trunk cupcake. Decorate as desired with shoestring licorice and candies. Makes 4 Christmas trees (7 cupcakes each).

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 18 min.

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