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I just love the holidays, don’t you? The lights, the decorations, the traditions, the trees, the music, the family togetherness – I just love all of it. During the whole month of December, it just feels like there is magic in the air. Two of my favorites things about the holidays are holidays traditions that I have with my family and sending Christmas cards to those members of my family that live far away! Hallmark makes the best Christmas cards and the best ornaments! And they have also inspired me to make some delicious cupcakes! These Christmas Cupcakes are fun and easy to make, delicious, and totally inspired by some recent Hallmarkthat I purchased at Walmart! I saw the candy cane borders on the Christmas cards and knew I had to make some cupcakes using candy canes!
- 1 boxed red cake mix
- 1 boxed green cake mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup water
- red icing
- green icing
- 24 mini candy canes
- cool whip (optional)
- colored candies (optional)
- green and red sugar (optional)
- pull apart twizzlers
To make these cupcakes, first you need to gather your ingredients. You will need some cake mix. I used a red cake mix and a green cake mix for two different colors of cupcakes. You will also need eggs, vegetable oil, and water to add to the cake mixes. I also used green and red icing. I used some optional things for decoration like mini candy canes, cool whip,twizzlers and colored candies. Now that you have all of the ingredients needed, you can start making your easy Christmas cupcakes.
- Make half the cupcakes with the red cake mix and half with the green cake mix. Make them per the instructions on the cake mix box.
- Ice the green cupcakes with the red icing. Ice the red cupcakes with the green icing.
- Stick a mini candy cane in the top of each cupcake.
- You can also decorate some of the cupcakes with white icing, colored candies, twizzlers, and red or green sugar.
To make the cupcakes, just follow the ingredients on the cake mix box and add any food coloring you might want. For an even more Christmas-themed cupcake, I like to use Christmas cupcake wrappers or just red and green ones. I am also making regular sized cupcakes, mini cupcakes and some mini-cakes! If you would like to make these too, you just need a mini muffin pan and a mini cake pan.
When the cupcakes are done baking, you must let them cool before icing them, or the icing will just melt all over the place. When the cupcakes are cooled, it is time to decorate them! I like to use green icing on the red cupcakes and red icing on the green cupcakes! Totally looks like Christmas to me! Then I stick a mini candy cane in the top of the cupcake and it now looks like a fun Christmas ornament! You can also use white icing on the cupcakes and use some green glitter sugar or red glitter sugar. You can also add red and green candies to the cupcakes. You can get the whole family together and decorate all of them differently. I also like to use Pull Apart Twizzlers to make fun designs on the cucpakes. Or you can even use them as the hooks on the cupcake ornaments. The possibilities are endless.
These cupcakes are a great gift to give to people when you are handing out your holiday cards! We take some of these cupcakes and all of our holiday cards and drive around and deliver them all in one night. And for those family members that live far away, we mail them the beautiful Hallmark cards that we found at Walmart that inspired these fun cupcakes. Hallmark cards are so colorful, bright and vibrant! And so are their ornaments! All of which can be found in the greeting card aisle at Walmart. But for the holidays, they also have displays in the front of the store for the cards and the Hallmark ornaments!
You can also take advantage of this awesome coupon for Hallmark! Click here to save $1.00 off of two Hallmark Greeting Card purchase at Walmart, minimum $1.00 purchase required. Take advantage of the savings and #SendHallmark this holiday season!
You can see moreand tell me which ornament you’re most looking forward to this season. I’d love to hear about your favorite family traditions!!! Share with me in the comments!!
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