Grab the kids and whip up a batch of these Easy to Make Snowman Cupcakes made with sprinkles, chocolate chips and orange candies.
Easy to Make Snowman Cupcakes for Christmas
Christmas has tons of over the top cute desserts. They usually take hours to make and only seconds to eat… which can be a little defeating. So here is an easy and simple Christmas cupcake! Now of course, I have plenty of other simple decorating ideas like my Christmas Tree Cupcakes, Rudolph Brownies, or Ornament Sugar Cookies! But these Easy to Make Snowman Cupcakes may be the easiest of all and they’re beyond perfect for the kids to help decorate!
How to Make Snowman Cupcakes
I used clear sprinkles, regular chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips and orange tootsie rolls for the carrot nose, but there are plenty of swaps you can make! I used the chunky clear sprinkles because they look like snow, but you can use none at all…just white frosting! And you don’t have to pipe it on, just spread it on with a knife! For the eyes I used regular chocolate chips but you can use mini chocolate chips or brown M&M’s! For the mouth I would suggest sticking with the mini chocolate chips because they’re easy to find and work perfectly. And for the nose you can use any orange candy! Even a butterscotch chip would work. If you use an orange candy like I did or even an orange Starburst you’ll just need to cut the candy to look like a carrot! And there you have it… Easy to Make Snowman Cupcakes! I used a cake mix to make my cupcakes but you can use any scratch recipe as well! I just don’t like to fuss with all the flour, eggs, vanilla extract, salt and sugar if I can help it some days! Mom life.
Photo instructions because it makes everything easier! You could even print out the image if you’re setting up for a cupcake decorating party!
Aren’t they adorable? And perfect for Christmas! You can make them with with any type of cupcake you want! Chocolate cake with coconut frosting, yellow cake with vanilla frosting, strawberry cupcakes with almond frosting… you name it! Just keep the frosting white so it still looks like a snowman! If you want to make this decorating activity longer for kids, you can have them place mini marshmallows after they frost cupcakes to make the snowman face!
By the way, this is my favorite cupcake pan because it has 24 wells in it and its a tad shallower than most pans so you never get that ugly dark rim around your vanilla/yellow cupcakes! Yay! Best baker’s Christmas gift ever!
You could even line up 3 cupcakes to make a head, belly and whatever you call that third “ball” of the snowman haha! Put M&M’s on the belly to make snowman buttons!
The countdown to Christmas is ON! Presents are wrapped (almost all of them), the kitchen smells like caramel corn, the tree is all aglow! Now I just need some snow in the mountains to make it official! Bake up some cupcakes in the oven and make these Easy to Make Snowman Cupcakes to enjoy with your family!
You can use black frosting and a pastry bag to make black dots for the eyes and mouth but I find it looks less messy when I use the chocolate chips.
Below are the ingredients that I used to decorate my cupcakes, make sure to use room temperature butter if you make your frosting from scratch! But if you’re trying to keep this as simple as possible, just but a container of frosting from the store! The holidays have enough going on, you can keep this activity simple and with fewer dishes!
Easy to Make Snowman Cupcakes
- Cupcakes any flavor
- White Frosting any flavor
- Clear Sprinkles optional
- Regular Sized Chocolate Chips
- Orange Candies like tootsie rolls or Starbursts
- Mini Chocolate Chips
1. Let cupcakes cool.
2. Frost with white frosting and roll in a bowl (or plate) of sprinkles. (See video above)
3. Place regular chocolate chips upside down to create "eyes."
4. Cut orange candies to make a carrot "nose" and place into cupcake.
5. Use mini chocolate to place upside down to make a "mouth."
See above for all my ingredient swap ideas!
How cute would these be using red cupcake liners?! I’ll need to make these with my little girl again and experiment with all colors and patterns of liners.