Reindeer Cupcakes

Learn how to make and decorate these fun and easy Reindeer Cupcakes with this easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe for the holidays! Easy for kids to decorate, too!

Reindeer Cupcakes
How to Make Reindeer Cupcakes

Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy cupcakes recipe for the holidays to make with your kids, this is it! These reindeer cupcakes require very few ingredients to make it special, fun, and exciting! These will definitely help get your family into the holiday spirit! Ho ho ho!

Simple Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

Big or small children alike can help decorate these Christmas cupcakes! The little ones can help assemble the cupcakes easily with parental supervision. They can even help ready the ingredients!

Reindeer Cupcakes for the Holidays

Simple Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe for the Holidays

If you have a holiday party or event you need to prepare a dish for, consider these perfect holiday cupcakes, so easy to whip up! Ordinary cupcakes are a thing of the past when you give ’em a holiday makeover and turn them into Rudolph!

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

How to Make Reindeer Cupcakes

For this holiday recipe, you will need:

Reindeer Cupcakes ingredients

After preparing your favorite cupcake mix, let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting and decorating. Set them aside on a wire rack to cool completely! If your cupcakes are still warm inside when you frost them, your frosting (and decorations) will run!

Cupcakes Cooled before decorating - Reindeer Cupcakes

Go through your pretzel bag and pull out only whole pieces for your antlers, not broken ones.

Pretzel Antlers for Reindeer Cupcakes

Beat together the ingredients for your homemade chocolate buttercream frosting, fill your piping bag with the Wilton decorating tip 21 attached, frost in a swirl motion gently starting from the outside of the cupcake inward.

Decorate Reindeer Cupcakes

Take two pretzels and place them on each side towards the top to serve as your antlers.

Add Pretzels for Antlers on Reindeer Cupcakes

In the center of the cupcake, place your candy googly eyes.

Add Googly Eyes to Reindeer Cupcakes

Finally, use either the red decorating icing or a small red candy as the reindeer’s “nose” and place it centered beneath the googly eyes. Ta-da! Your adorable reindeer cupcakes are ready!

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

These are sure to bring many smiles and giggles to any holiday party or event you have to attend! Don’t you think?

Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes

Check out my other holiday recipes as well as my many cupcakes recipes, too (including other holiday cupcake recipes)! I hope you love these festive reindeer cupcakes as much as our family does!

Simple Reindeer Cupcakes
Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

Reindeer Cupcakes

Learn how to make and decorate these fun and easy Reindeer Cupcakes with this easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe for the holidays! Easy for kids to decorate, too!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12



  • Prepare your favorite cupcake mix, bake to manufacturers directions.
  • Once your cupcakes are out of the oven, ensure you cool them completely on a wire rack before decorating.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, cocoa and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high.
  • Once the ingredients are mixed, smooth, and form stiff peaks, your buttercream icing is ready.
  • Frost each cupcake with a piping bag using Wilton decorating tip 21 in a swirl shape.
  • Add two pretzels on each cupcake which will serve as your reindeer’s “antlers.”
  • Add candy googly eyes and dot a nose with either red decorating frosting or a small red hard candy.
  • Enjoy and happy holidays!
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