Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes, easy and super cute technique for a festive holiday treat!

Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes, easy and super cute technique for a festive holiday treat! - #ChristmasTreeCupcakes

We all want to put out little cute treats during the holidays right? But some of us *ahem* aren’t that gifted at decorating said treats… right?! That’s why I thought I would dedicate today’s post to these adorable Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes! They are basically regular cupcakes but with a couple Christmas tree like touches!

I started out with red velvet cupcakes. I just got the box kind because, well we like how they taste, they are easy, come out moist and delicious each time and there is basically no thinking involved… so shoot me.

Let these babies cool completely on a wired rack or you will have melted Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes.


Then, take your frosting and dye it the green you want. I liked this intense, bright green but if you want a darker forest green to look more tree-like, go for it! I used my homemade cream cheese frosting and I’m inserting the recipe for that at the end of this post, you’re welcome. (Seriously, you’re welcome it is by far the best tasting cream cheese frosting ever!)

Using a large star tip on a piping bag. Frost the cupcakes generously .


Sprinkle very lightly with rainbow nonpareils to mimic lights on the Christmas Tree and a yellow star sprinkle right on top!

Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes, easy and super cute technique for a festive holiday treat! - #ChristmasTreeCupcakes

And, that’s it! Can’t get much easier right?!

Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes, easy and super cute technique for a festive holiday treat! - #ChristmasTreeCupcakes

Boom, your Christmas dessert spread just got 10x cuter, go you! Now for that cream cheese frosting recipe… drool:

Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 111 kcal

The best cream cheese frosting!



  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar


  1. Cream the cream cheese and butter together using a hand mixer.
  2. Add the vanilla, add the powdered sugar in 1/2 Cup at a time until fully incorporated.
  3. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Classic Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 13mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 19g
Vitamin A 2.5%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Comments at Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes

  1. I never would have thought of using Red Velvet cake for the cupcakes – nice touch! I pinned your meringue recipe this week with plans to make it with my kids. Visiting from #sitsblogging

    I’d love for you to share your recipe with my readers at my Motivation Monday Party open Sunday night at 6:30 pm

    1. You can add any food coloring to the basic cream cheese frosting recipe I have listed. Use as much as you need to achieve the color you would like. Just add a couple drops at a time, a little tends to go a long way!

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