‘Tis the season to indulge in festive delights, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with a batch of whimsical Ugly Christmas Sweater Cupcakes!
Picture this: a cozy kitchen filled with the warm aroma of vanilla and spices, as the laughter of loved ones mingles with the sweet anticipation of holiday treats. As the snow gently falls outside, these delightful cupcakes become a canvas for creativity, transforming into miniature works of art adorned with colorful icing and edible decorations.
In the spirit of embracing the charming tradition of Ugly Christmas Sweaters, these cupcakes are not only a feast for the taste buds but also a delightful feast for the eyes.
Having a Christmas party soon? Here’s the perfect treat to bring — or a fun activity for everyone to engage in! Ugly Christmas Sweater Cupcakes! Find the recipe below.
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Recipe for Ugly Christmas Sweater Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 24 cupcakes
- 1 box cake mix (plus required ingredients like eggs, oil, and water as per the package instructions)
- 24 cupcake liners
- Frosting in various colors (store-bought or homemade)
- Sprinkles in various sizes and shapes
- 24 strips gummy streamers
- Optional: frosting decorating kit
Instructions for Ugly Christmas Sweater Cupcakes
Preheat your oven according to the instructions on the cake mix box. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Prepare the cake batter following the instructions on the box. Typically, you’ll need to mix the cake mix with eggs, oil, and water until well combined.
Fill the cupcake liners about two-thirds full with the cake batter. Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven as per the package instructions. Use a toothpick to check if they’re done – it should come out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake. Once baked, let the cupcakes cool completely on a wire rack.
Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, decorate the cupcakes with various frostings, decorations, and designs to resemble Christmas sweaters.
To make the bows:
Divide each gummy stream in half through the length. Snip a small square from one streamer and reserve for the bow knot. Fold the rest of the cut streamer in half and place on the cupcake. With the remaining streamer, bring the ends together in the middle, folding it into the bow and pressing together in the middle where the seams meet. Place the small square on top of the seams and press to make it stick. Place the bow on top of the streamer on the cupcake.
Allow the decorated cupcakes to set for a little while, so the decorations stay in place.
Tip: Don’t toss your leftover icing and sprinkles! Create adorable cupcakes (using your favorite recipe of boxed mix) for your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with outlandish designs and big bows. Anything goes with these crazy little cakes.