The season can be stressful enough with all the organising, gift wrapping and hall decking to do. So go for easy Christmas cupcake decorating ideas for instead seasonal cheer? This is seriously the easiest cupcake ever to create. It’s also a little quirky too. Instead of fondant characters or holly finished treats… what about cupcakes topped with edible tangled lights? There is also pretty much zero cupcake piping skills required. So if you’re a beginner or if you’re short on time these are going to be perfect!
Easy Christmas Cupcake Decorating Idea!
1: Fill your piping bag with the green tinted buttercream. Make sure that you’ve fitted the bag with your piping tip.
To add the tip just put it in the bag with the piping end right at the bottom. Then snip the end of the bag. Your nozzle should poke through, but not fully!
Note: You can pipe the ‘string’ with just a snipped end of a piping bag and leave out the tip. However, a lot of bags come with a seam which can make your piping look a little off. Keep this in mind if you’re going to omit the piping nozzle!
2: Now pipe a constant ‘string’ of buttercream on top of your cupcake. It should really start to look like spaghetti. How easy!
Tip! You can definitely use this tutorial to decorate a cake too! Add piles of tangled lights on top of a buttercream cake. Why not even add a Christmas tree next to your lights?
Easy Christmas cupcake decorating idea!
3: Finally, grab your rainbow confetti sprinkles and add to your buttercream ‘string’. You can lightly sprinkle them on or add one by one.
You can even use mini chocolate beans or Smarties instead of rainbow confetti sprinkles as ‘lights’. This is pretty cool if you want bigger ‘lights’ and more colour!
Tip! They’d need to be a little spaced out or else they will just look like sprinkles dumped on top. You can also use a pair of food safe tweezers to add each sprinkle on individually.
Tip! If you want to make impressive cookies using this tutorial then simply use a stiff consistency dark green royal icing instead of buttercream. If your royal icing is too wet or soft it will begin to merge or meet leaving you with a pool of icing.
You should be left with some pretty cool holiday cupcakes! Why not change the colour of your sprinkles to match your own decorations. You can even experiment with different candy pieces instead of using rainbow confetti!
There are so many cool ideas you can try if you want to turn this tutorial up a notch! Why not create a cute fondant reindeer character. Swap the buttercream or royal icing for long rolled out fondant ‘ropes’. Wind the fondant ‘ropes’ around your reindeer’s antters then attach rainbow sprinkles or mini chocolate beans using edible glue or a tiny amount of melted chocolate.