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Santa Cupcakes


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Ingredients

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
1 can (16 ounces) or 2 cups vanilla frosting, divided
Red gel or paste food coloring
Miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, red-hot candies and flaked coconut


Prepare cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes; fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.


Bake according to package directions.


Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.


Place 2/3 cup frosting in a bowl; tint with red food coloring.


Set aside 3 tablespoons white frosting for decorating.


Cover two-thirds of the top of each cupcake with remaining white frosting.


Frost the rest of cupcake top with red frosting for hat.


Place reserved white frosting in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a 1/4-in. hole in one corner.


On each cupcake, pipe a line of frosting to create fur band of hat.


Press a marshmallow on one side of hat for pom-pom.


Under hat, place tow chocolate chips for eyes and one red-hot for nose.


Gently press coconut onto face for beard.


Makes about 1-1/2 dozen.


Pairs Well With


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