Ornament Cupcakes using mini M&M’s and Rolos!
My mother always “wins.”
There we sit around the sparkly tree in the morning, eyeing the ribbons and bows and dumping out our stockings–My father, mother, brothers, me and the dog. I open a present, then my mother, my brother Paul, then my mother, my brother Andrew, then my mother again… and so the pattern goes until she is drowning in wrapping paper and gifts galore. Every year she complains about getting too many presents, telling us to save our pennies but every year nothing changes. And I hope it never does.
So who “loses?” My father. Mostly because anything he wants or needs he buys himself and anything we do get him, he returns.
Decorating cupcakes doesn’t have to be difficult! It doesn’t have to take a million different things either [end-story]
Keep it simple! Just dye your frosting green, and use any “star” tip (open or closed) to make a Christmas Tree! Use mini M&M’s as ornaments and regular sized yellow M&M’s for the stars on top!
Want to get a little more fancy? Try these out. You’ll need Fruit by the Foot (I used the Target generic kind because they are a little more narrow), mini M&M’s and a star tip to make the “leaves.” I used an “open” star tip.
To make the cute bows, follow the photos below, the stuff is pretty sticky so the pieces easily stick together!
I used some chocolate frosting as a “base” on the wreath cupcakes but that’s optional
Ornament Cupcakes! I’ve seen these done in different ways, some people use Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Gum Drops, but I used Rolos! And you can use colored frosting to pipe the decorations on, but mini M&M’s worked great for me (and it’s less messy). You could even do this same thing on frosted cookies
So easy and so cute
Did you miss my post on these cute Reindeer Cupcakes? Nilla wafers, M&M’s and pretzels! Click the photo for the “how-to” and directions!