Christmas聽is right聽around the corner, so everyone鈥檚 ready to PAR-TAY. Whether you鈥檒l be hosting a bash聽or two聽or attending as a guest, leave聽cookies and cocktails to someone else.聽Instead, bring out聽*the* sweet treat that鈥檚 guaranteed to get the most oh-em-gees: cupcakes. You can鈥檛 go wrong with cute Christmas cupcakes 鈥 especially when they聽feature adorable Mickey聽ears, sugary聽Frosty faces or comical Rudolph noses. Here are 18聽crafty cupcakes聽guaranteed to make you everyone鈥檚 holiday BFF.

Reindeer Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

1.聽Reindeer Cupcakes: You need these in your life right now! Break them out聽while watching your fave聽Hallmark holiday romances involving聽cheesy mistletoe kisses, perfect snowflakes and mischievous elves, and they鈥檒l put聽you in the Christmas聽mood. (via聽Your Cup of Cake)

Christmas Light Cupcake Recipe Ideas

2.聽Christmas Light Cupcakes: The M&M *bulbs* on these little trees聽have a totally 3D effect. It鈥檚 so cool, and the technique is聽so easy, even the littlest bakers in the house can get in on the decorating action. (via聽Baked Bree)

Mini Christmas Tree Cupcake Recipe Ideas

3.聽Mini Christmas Tree Cupcakes: These mini cupcakes are聽super easy and fun to make; all you need聽is buttercream icing, piping bags, tips and sprinkles. Add a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes in the background, and you鈥檒l be dancing around the kitchen while they bake. (via Lydia Bakes)

Santa Hat Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

4.聽Santa Hat Cupcakes: Here鈥檚 a festive cupcake that requires no special decorating tools. Just pipe on store-bought icing straight from the tube, then聽add聽mini marshmallows聽and voila! 鈥 jolly Santa hat! (via聽Frugal Mom Eh!)

Hot Cocoa Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

5.聽Hot Cocoa Cupcakes: These hot cocoa cupcakes are聽cold-weather cute and full of seasonal聽flavor, thanks to hot cocoa mixed right in the batter. Add fresh whipped cream, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, crushed peppermint and all your fave toppings. (via聽Lick the Bowl Good)

Snowman Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

6.聽Snowman Cupcakes: These jolly little guys are guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone鈥檚 face. Keep your phone handy while you bake, because they鈥檙e guaranteed to rack up the likes. (via聽Little Sunny Kitchen)

Ultimate Chocolate Reindeer Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

7.聽Ultimate Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes: These cupcakes are made from the very best chocolate batter聽you鈥檒l ever taste, then topped with a giant聽swirl of chocolate ganache. Add a聽peanut-butter cup head, M&Ms nose and candy cane antlers and they鈥檙e utterly irresistible. (via Hungry Happenings)

Snowman Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

8.聽Snowman Cupcakes: These little treats are *snow* good, as only cupcakes topped with donut holes can be. Both pieces are rolled in confectioner鈥檚 sugar before assembly, making this cupcake doubly sweet. (via聽Bakerella)

Adorable Rudolph the Reindeer Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

9.聽Adorable Rudolph the Reindeer Cupcakes: Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer鈥 had a shiny gumball nose! Your littlest guests聽will be wowed to see their fave christmas animation make an appearance聽on your dessert table. (via聽Crafty Morning)

Christmas Tree Cupcake Recipe Ideas

10.聽Christmas Tree Cupcakes: The base of this cupcake is the richest double-fudge cake batter you鈥檒l ever taste. Prepare for the onslaught, because everyone will be asking for the recipe. (via聽Frugal Mom Eh!)


11.聽Santa Hat Cupcake With Homemade Icing: These cupcakes are easy聽to make but look like a million bucks. But the real star of the show is the homemade butter cream icing that melts in your mouth like the very snowflakes you鈥檙e piping on. (via聽Midget Momma)


12.聽Easy Snowman Cupcakes: These snowman are so festive,聽and they come together quickly using聽ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Be sure to finish them off with a generous avalanche of granulated sugar *snow* to make them extra-sweet. (via聽One Little Project)


13. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes: These chocolate cupcakes are intensely flavored with coffee and peppermint in the batter. Add a聽mountain of peppermint vanilla frosting and crushed candy canes and you will be in dessert heaven! (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)


14. Polar Bear Paw聽Footprint Cupcakes: These polar bear cupcakes look just聽like little teddy bear paws. And the聽clever coconut *fur* makes them as sweet to look at as they are to eat.聽(via聽One Little Project)


15. Mickey Mouse Santa Hat Cupcakes: Hold onto聽your holiday Mickey Mouse ears, because everyone鈥檚 fave聽santa hat cupcakes just got聽a cartoonish twist. Your *new* favorite Christmas cupcake has just arrived! (via聽Two Sisters Crafting)


16.聽Hot Chocolate Cupcakes: Christmas season has not truly arrived until you聽spend a morning sipping on hot cocoa. Be sure to invite聽a few friends over, because treats this sweet must be shared.聽(via聽Your Cup of Cake)


17. Mini Polar Bear Cupcakes: Sprinkles and candies make for the cutest little cupcake聽faces. These baby聽bears would be super adorable聽at a winter wonderland-themed party. (via聽Bakerella)


18.聽North Pole Cupcakes: Remember when you were small and you thought the north pole really was a candy cane? That鈥檚 why everyone *hearts* cupcakes 鈥 they聽recapture all that鈥檚 magical聽about the聽holidays.聽(via聽The Girl Who Ate Everything)

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