30 Cupcakes That Are Decked Out for the Holidays

Cookies can't have all the fun this time of year. Try these little desserts with lots of jolly decoration

Edible Snow Globes

Edible Snow Globes

La Receta De La Felicidad

Everything inside these beautiful domes is edible and delicious -- the house (a gingerbread cookie), the snow (icing sugar and whipped cream) and the earth (chocolate pudding). Just don’t shake it!

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Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcakes

Skinny Taste

Greek yogurt makes these red velvet cupcakes a little healthier (so your belly won’t be shaking like a bowlful of jelly), but they’re just as tasty as the full-fat kind.

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Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

The Seaside Baker

These extra moist cupcakes are perfectly spiced with eggnog, while their rum-infused marshmallow frosting looks like fresh fallen snow.

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Candy Cane Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Bakerella

Upside-down ice cream sugar cones are turned into magical Christmas trees with the help of candy cane trunks.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Bake Your Heart Out

This cupcake recipe substitutes vanilla extract for peppermint for a festive spin.

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Grinch Cupcakes

Grinch Cupcakes

Sugar Swings

These treats are as cute as Cindy Lou Who, plus they come complete with an edible fondant heart inside.

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Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

The Curvy Carrot

Ring in the New Year with these beauties that feature subtle hints of champagne and are topped with sparkling spun sugar.

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Carrot and Squash Cupcakes

Carrot and Squash Cupcakes

Vegetarian by Lakshmi

You’d never guess these gorgeous vegetarian cupcakes were made with squash and carrots.

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New Year's Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes

New Year's Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

These Times Square-themed sweets look hard to make, but they’re actually quite simple to create. The secret: Doughnut holes.

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Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Rum

Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced Rum

Bakers Royale

The added fat and cream from the eggnog, along with the flavor, turns an ordinary vanilla cupcake into a cheerful holiday treat.

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Glitterbomb Cupcakes

Glitterbomb Cupcakes

Ross Sveback

These cupcakes, topped with lots and lots of “disco dust,” may have more sparkle than your New Year's Eve party dress.

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Let It Snow Cupcakes

Let It Snow Cupcakes

Not Your Momma's Cookie

Make snow-dusted trees with melted chocolate and sparkling sugar for your own edible winter wonderland.

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New Year's Eve Cupcake Shooters

New Year's Eve Cupcake Shooters

Liz/Hoosier Homemade

Forget the champagne (well, not really) and stack mini vanilla cupcakes inside glasses instead.

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Snowmen Cupcakes

Snowmen Cupcakes

Created by Diane

Just a few touches of royal icing are all it takes to make these happy little guys.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cupcakes

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cupcakes

Sprinkle Bakes

Use up that leftover pumpkin puree from Thanksgiving to make this unique flavor combination.

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Sparkling Champagne Cupcake

Sparkling Champagne Cupcake

Sprinkle Bakes

The bejeweled little desserts carry bright, fruity notes of champagne.

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Sugar and Spice Cupcakes

Sugar and Spice Cupcakes

My Baking Addiction

Sugar and spice and everything nice –- that’s what these cupcakes are made of (along with cake mix and instant pudding).

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I Give Up! Cupcakes

I Give Up! Cupcakes

Sugar Swings

Layer green- and red-dyed cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream for an easy, DIY twist.

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Caramel Appletini Cupcakes

Caramel Appletini Cupcakes

I Heart Cupcakes

This boozy apple cupcake features hints of cinnamon, spice and vodka. Cheers to the New Year!

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Cranberry Filled Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Sugared Cranberries

Cranberry Filled Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Sugared Cranberries

A Cup of Sugar...A Pinch of Salt

Sugared cranberries are just so pretty, and they pair amazingly well with dark chocolate.

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Eggnog Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Eggnog Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Roxana’s Home Baking

It’s beginning to smell a lot like the holidays thanks to a dose of nutmeg in these cupcakes.

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Mr. Marshmallow Snowman

Mr. Marshmallow Snowman

Nad's Bakery

You don’t need a snowstorm to build these adorable treats -- just some gummy candies and marshmallows.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar

Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar

My Baking Addiction

Santa said to ditch the cookies this year and leave him these yummy cupcakes with cream cheese frosting instead. Garnish with festive sprinkles or red velvet crumbs for the season.

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Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Teaspoon

Wow your holiday guests with this impressive tree of treats. All your need are toothpicks, foam core and cupcakes, of course.

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Candy Cane Cupcakes

Candy Cane Cupcakes

Desserts for Breakfast

Show your love with chocolate-dipped candy canes on top of chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream.

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Pomegranate Green Tea Cupcakes

Pomegranate Green Tea Cupcakes

Cupcake Blog

Pomegranate seeds twinkle like tiny jewels atop these green tea-flavored confections.

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Mini Polar Bear Cupcakes

Mini Polar Bear Cupcakes

Bakerella

Sanding sugar gives the illusion of fur to these bite-sized cuties.

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Snow Monster Cupcakes

Snow Monster Cupcakes

Sugar Swings

The Abominable Snow Monster of the North will be making an appearance on the small screen in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and in our bellies this year.

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Red Velvet Christmas Cupcakes

Red Velvet Christmas Cupcakes

Joy the Baker

For a super easy holiday dessert, frost basic red velvet cupcakes with green-tinted icing.

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Ball Drop Cupcakes

Ball Drop Cupcakes

Best Friends for Frosting

We’re already counting down till the time when we can gobble up these chocolate truffle-topped cupcakes.

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