You don’t have to be a skilled cake decorator to have fun and festive cupcakes for your family this Christmas. Often, you can make your own cupcake toppers with melting chocolate, candy, OR your printer and a toothpick! To recreate these Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes, all you need is candy eyes, broken pretzels, and a red milk chocolate candy piece. That’s it!
This easy recipe is also a great cupcake decorating project for your kids! Bake and ice your cupcakes, then let the kids build Rudolph themselves!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes
- 2 dozen cupcakes
- Chocolate Frosting
- Candy Eyes
- 24+ Tiny Twists Pretzels
- Milk Chocolate Candies (M&Ms or Hershey’s Holiday)
Bake 24 of your favorite cupcakes and allow to cool completely.
Frost cupcakes using a the basic spread technique with a butter knife or offset spatula.
Near the center of each cupcake, add a red candy “nose”. Above the nose, apply two edible candy eyes (see photo, above).
Break one pretzel in half, apply halves to each of your cupcakes as “antlers”, just above the eyes (see photo, above).