North Pole Cupcakes - these easy cupcakes are a fun Christmas treat
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North Pole Cupcakes

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, cupcake
Servings: 12
Calories: 709kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 12 cupcakes with white frosting
  • Clear sanding sugar
  • 12 candy canes
  • 12 M red &Ms
  • Red and white craft paper for signs
  • Extra frosting to use as "glue"


  • Cover the frosting with a thin layer of sanding sugar.
  • Break off 4-5 inches of the bottom of the candy cane.
  • Insert the broken end of the candy cane into the cupcake so that 4 inches is sticking out of the cupcake.
  • Place a small amount of frosting on each M&M and stick it to the end of the candy cane
  • To make "North Pole" signs, cut small rectangles from red craft paper.
  • Cut slightly smaller rectangles from white craft paper.
  • Affix white paper to red paper using non-toxic glue (I used an Elmer's glue stick).
  • Write "North Pole" using a permanent red marker.
  • Affix North Pole sign to candy cane using a small amount of frosting.
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You can use the left over candy cane pieces to make Peppermint Chex Mix.
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