Reindeer Cupcakes: Rudolph's Favorite!

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Adorable reindeer cupcakes are impossible to resist. Imagine your holiday party dessert table with a few dozen of these sweet treats!

Reindeer Cupcakes Photo

I absolutely LOVE the month of December!! Such is my love of the holiday season that I drive my family absolutely crazy. At this point, I am pretty sure they just indulge me. I can't tell you HOW many times I've heard my husband whisper to our son, "Just do it…it means so much to your mom".

That should probably bother me, but it totally doesn't. I want all Christmas all the time, by any means possible. So?

Of course, my oven is working overtime this month. There are so many people to bake for, and so many ideas crammed in this brain of mine. There is inspiration everywhere this time of year, particularly for cupcakes. I'm always working through ideas in my mind -- swirls of frosting, candies, even the occasional cookie or pretzel stick all come together to form a picture.

It's normal to think in frosting, right?

Reindeer Cupcakes Picture

I've done Snowmen cupcakes and even North Pole cupcakes in the past, but this month, Reindeer Cupcakes were in my sights. Once I had these cute guys in my mind, I had to make them and see if they would come together as cute as I imagined. And I'm SO happy to say that they did!!

I really love it when simple and cute come together -- the less fussy the better. These Reindeer Cupcakes are nothing more than a swirl of frosting, some broken pretzel twists, sugar eyes, and a red candy nose. Completely edible and sure to bring a smile to a sweet little face!!

Imagine them on your holiday dessert table, along with Chocolate Peppermint Fondue, Homemade Candy Cane Joe Joes, and even this Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie recipe. It’ll be a festival of red, white and sprinkles. Amen.

  24 Servings

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Break pretzel twists into "antlers" by breaking off the top two rounded parts at the top of the pretzel. Set aside.
  2. Pipe frosting using a piping bag fitted with jumbo round piping tip in a swirl on top of cupcakes.
  3. Insert two "antlers" in the top of each, with the smooth sides facing out.
  4. Gently press eyes into the top front of the frosting.
  5. Press a red candy nose slightly below the eyes in the center.

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Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake creations!

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    Made these as a treat for my co-workers and they were a HIT!!! Everyone loved the chocolate buttercream frosting! I was lazy and just used mini pretzels for antlers and mini milk chocolate M&Ms for blue/orange/yellow/green eyes and a red nose. Thanks for a fun and easy holiday recipe!

    Aimee-shugarman
    shugarysweets.com

    Seriously, these are adorable Kristan!!!

    Spicedblog
    spicedblog.com

    These are ridiculously awesome! I'm totally bringing these to the neighborhood holiday party this year.