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Holly Cupcakes

Simple, elegant and festive Christmas holly cupcakes that are a cinch to make! Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to create these holiday treats.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling and Decorating 30 minutes
Servings 24


  • Mixer
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Star Decorating Tip
  • Tiny Leaf Decorating Tip



  • Prepare cupcakes according to directions on box. Cool completely.
  • Add frosting to piping bag. Attach large star tip. Starting at the outer edge of each cupcake, begin piping frosting along the outer edge. Slowly circle in towards the center until each cupcake is fully frosted.
  • Place 2-3 red ball sprinkles on each cupcake.
  • Place the small leaf decorating tip on the end of the green writing frosting. Carefully pipe two small leaves on either side of the red ball sprinkles on each cupcake.
  • Finally, add a few gold ball sprinkles to each cupcake.


Instead of making the holly leaves with red ball sprinkles and frosting, you can use preformed holly berries and leaves like these candy ones or these royal icing ones.