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Easy Sparkly Christmas Snowman Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Keyword: baking, christmas, cupcakes, kids, snowman
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Author: Crystal


  • 1 Vanilla cake mix + all ingredients called for on the cake mix box Take note that most cake mixes yield 24 cupcakes, so the decorating ingredients are for 24 cupcakes
  • 1 Stick butter softened
  • 2 cup Confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar poured into a shallow bowl
  • Black decorating frosting
  • Orange decorating frosting


  • Gather your ingredients and preheat your oven to the temperature recommended for your cupcake mix.
    Ingredients for Snowman Cupcakes laid on a cutting board.
  • Prepare cupcakes according to package’s directions. Allow them to cool completely before decorating.
    Cupcake batter in a muffin tin.
  • As the cupcakes cool, use an electric mixer to beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk. Once all ingredients are well-combined, the buttercream is ready.
    Buttercream frosting in a bowl.
  • Use an offset spatula to frost each cupcake with a hefty amount of buttercream.
    Cooled cupcakes on a baking rack being frosted.
  • Dip each frosted cupcake in the bowl of sugar.
    Frosted cupcakes being dipped in granulated sugar to make sparkly snowman cupcakes.
  • Decorate each cupcake with a “snowman face” by using the black and orange frosting, attaching Wilton icing tip #5 to each frosting.
    Adding snowman faces to cupcakes using black and orange decorating icing.
  • Enjoy your adorable snowman cupcakes!
    Finished Sparkly Snowman Cupcakes