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Here is an easy to make Christmas cupcake that are so cute and festive. Red cupcakes dressed up with a bit of decorative icing, turn into Santa belt cupcakes!
We used a box cake mix as a short cut. But you could easily switch it out with your favorite cupcake recipe.
What makes the difference is the icing! The red icing act’s as Santa’s suit and the black stripe with yellow square gives these cupcakes the iconic “santa’s belt” look.
Supplies for Santa Belt Cupcakes
- Box white cake mix (calls for eggs, oil, and water)
- White vanilla marshmallow frosting
- Wilton black gel icing
- Betty Crocker yellow icing
- Red gel food coloring
- Decorating bag
- Small plastic circle decorating tip for yellow icing
How to Make Your Santa’s Belt Cupcakes
To get started decorating your cupcakes to look like Santa’s belt, start by premaking your favorite cupcake mix.
We used a white cake box mix.
While your cake bakes, add a few drops of red food coloring to your white frosting.
Mix well and scoop into a decorating bag.
Cut the tip of the bag off and frost each of your cupcakes with a generous “swirl” of your red frosting.