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North Pole Cupcakes

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North Pole Cupcakes

Suprise Santa with some fluffy white "North Pole" cupcakes instead of cookies this year!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 18
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North Pole Cupcakes  

As prepared by Girl Who Ate Everything

Cookies for Santa? That's so last Christmas. Rock his eve with North Pole Cupcakes instead!

Everyone loves cookies, but imagine how Santa feels eating plate after plate of cookies all in one night. I think Santa would welcome something different on his treat plate with open arms.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to completely turn his world upside down by replacing his cookies with a platter of celery sticks; we all know Santa’s engine runs off sugar.

Surprise him with a plate full of fluffy white North Pole Cupcakes instead of just another plate of dried out Christmas cookies.

North Pole Cupcakes

These cupcakes are super easy to put together. Sometimes creative cupcakes require rare, hard to find ingredients but for these all you need is a cake mix, frosting, sprinkles, candy canes, and some red candies.

I made these with my preschool aged son and some of his friends and they were able to easily assemble them by themselves. They were so proud of their work.

And just in case Santa gets delirious in the middle of his long night and forgets where he lives while visiting every house in the world (not to mention being in a sugar coma), we’ve left a reminder on his fluffy cupcake. The small delicate sign on the cupcakes spells out “North Pole” to remind him where his home is.

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North Pole Cupcakes


(16.25 ounce) Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix (and ingredients called for on the package)
(12 ounce) container Betty Crocker whipped vanilla frosting
candy canes
red candy coated chocolate candies
white sprinkles or sanding sugar
North Pole signs made from cardstock


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. Let cupcakes cool.
  • 2 Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle cupcakes with white sprinkles or sanding sugar.
  • 3 Break the curved part of each candy cane so that you are left with the straight part of the candy cane as your pole (around 4 inches). Insert candy cane into the center of each frosted cupcake and tilt at a slight angle.
  • 4 Place the red candy on top of the candy cane using a dab of frosting as your glue to secure it to the top.
  • 5 Secure the North Pole sign using a dab of frosting.
  • 6 Inspired from http://jennycookies.com/2010/12/ally-hudsons-gingerbread-party/
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