Reindeer Christmas Cupcakes

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Holiday reindeer Christmas cupcakes are a must-make during the season.

The kids love them, young at heart, and they are so darn easy to make and fun too!

What's not to love, starting out with a cake mix but with added ingredients become a semi-homemade mayonnaise cake.

Then using store-bought cookies and frosting with an artistic charm that everyone loves, you're on your way to Reindeer cupcake fun.

Of course, you can make your favorite homemade recipe and home frostings and outdo everyone.

These are quick and for all folks that want something quick, fun and perfectly festive.

Take a quick look at these printable easy instructions on the recipe card below and have some holiday cheer and fun with the family!

these are reindeer cupcakes for the Christmas holiday called Rudolph

Fun Times

I love making food art and not only do we make cupcakes, but the reindeer cookies we made with my mom's peanut butter cookie recipe are perfect to top a cupcake also or leave on the holiday cookie tray for more festive cookie treats.

The cupcakes in the bottom right are decorated with colorful m & m's and tinted green slivered almonds.

these are reindeer cookies on to of cupcakes for the Christmas holiday called Rudolph


Well, Rudolph can be really easy to make like these chocolate frosted cupcakes, a cherry nose and broken antler pretzel ears.

The kids had such a blast with these and made everyone one these with google eyes just by piping a little white frosting with a dot of black in the center.

This was a great family fun experience anyone can do and get you in the holiday spirit.

these are chocolate frosted reindeer cupcakes for the Christmas holiday called Rudolph


These cupcakes start with a mix but more like a vintage style mayonnaise cake that becomes a decadent delight.

They're semi-homemade, but as I said before you can make your own scratch cake and homemade frosting if you prefer.

Below is the recipe card are all the ideas I used and the recipe for the semi-homemade cake mix cupcakes.

Have fun making reindeer cupcakes and enjoy the season!

this is a bowl of chocolate frosting

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these are easy festive rudolph cupcakes for Christmas

Check Out The Photos

As you can see to make these reindeer cupcakes, they are simple to follow.

Just look at the photos and how easy they are, each of them are a little different.

Whether you use the cookies, frost them with simple decorating ideas you can transform them and adapt them any way you want.

Try using colorful candies of any kind and have fun with this as a family traditional projects with the kids.

Fun to make and fun to eat!

Rudolph Cupcakes

Rudolph Cupcakes

Yield: 24
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 35 Mtotal time: 45 M
Easy festive holiday Rudolph the Reindeer cupcakes. He had a very shiny nose and all the kids love them even if they say it glows! Make some fun time for the holidays with these delicious easy cupcake ideas!


  • 1 bag of large pretzels broken in half to make antlers
  • 1 large bottle of maraschino cherries cut in four pieces and blotted dry with paper towels
  • 1 bag of miniature marshmallows cut into pieces
  • red hots
  • mini chocolate chips
  • white frosting
  • vanilla wafers
  • 1 can chocolate frosting
  • 1 box of your favorite chocolate cake mix
  • 1 zip lock bag
  • Cake:
  • 1 chocolate or white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water


How to cook Rudolph Cupcakes

  1. Pour the cake mix into a bowl and add the eggs, mayonnaise, and water. 
  2. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended around 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into paper-lined cupcake tins. Bake until middles are set and a toothpick comes out clean. Around 20 minutes.
  4. Cool Completely.
  5. Frost with canned chocolate frosting and pick out a method to decorate them.
  6. To Decorate:
  7. Either top them with Peanut butter reindeer cookies or add vanilla wafers, red hots for the nose, pretzels and cut marshmallows and mini chocolate chips for eyes.
  8. You can also make cupcakes frosted:
  9. Use broken pretzel pieces for antlers. 
  10. Mini marshmallows cut up for the background of the eyes or white frosting.
  11. Add the cherry pieces for the nose. 
  12. Place 1/3 cup frosting in a zip lock bag snip off the end slightly.
  13. Use to pipe eyes onto marshmallows. 
  14. These freeze well and can be made ahead of time for all your party and entertainment needs!
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these are easy festive rudolph cupcakes for Christmas

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  1. What do you mean put a smile on your children's face, they made me smile. I love that you go all out even though our kids are gown. These cupcakes are awesome.

  2. Haha. Fun and festive. And yummy looking, too! :)

  3. So easy and so adorable. Can't get any more festive.


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