Christmas Party Treats
Fun To Make, Even More Fun To Eat
These are Christmas party treats that'll put a smile on your face and a giggle in your tummy. You'll delight in how creative and easy they are to make, which is just the way Christmas party food ideas should be.
You're gonna want to make a lot of these sweets. You'll want to have enough to take some to work, which will make you very popular and is easily one of the best Christmas office party ideas you'll have. You'll want to whip up enough to add to the bounty of Christmas party desserts you'll be serving. And lastly, you'll want to spread the Christmas joy by making enough to take with you when you visit family and friends. They'll be ever so grateful!
Everyone loves a cupcake. As a matter of fact, cupcakes are my favorite Christmas party treat. They truly are the best cakes to icing. Believe me, after eating thousands of cupcakes in my lifetime—that's right, I said thousands—I know this for sure.
The cake part of the cupcake is important. You want to have a moist cake to complement your icing. Color is a vital part as well. Some perfect cake options (in addition to the usual chocolate and vanilla) that go well with a Christmas palette are:
- Red Velvet (of course)
- Almond Amaretto Cream
- Black Forest
- Chocolate Espresso
- White Chocolate Raspberry
- Cherry Almond
The icing is where you get to be really inventive and convey the season in all its glory. Best of all, it's super easy to tie your iced Christmas party treats into your Christmas party theme ideas.
Blue Stars Christmas Cupcake: Ice with a big fluffy amount of vanilla icing and sprinkle with silver balls and little blue stars. These Christmas party treats go well with our Winter Wonderland Dinner Party.
Tinfoil Christmas Tree Cupcake: Cover your cupcakes in vanilla icing like snow. Create your tree out of a long toothpick and tinfoil. Roll a 1" x (the length it comes in) piece of tinfoil into a little rope. Using a small funnel, bend the rope around it to get the right shape (you can do it free form if you're good). Cover a long toothpick in tightly warpped tinfoil.
Attach the foil rope to the toothpick at the thin end of the toothpick. Attach a gold star at the top (yes, like the ones you got on your papers in grade school). Finish it off beautifully by sprinkling silver balls across the top of the snowy icing.
Gingerbread Man Cupcake: Place one small decorated gingerbread man on top of each iced cupcake. If you're in a real hurry, buy the gingerbread men rather than baking them from scratch—who's going to know? I certainly won't tell!
Snowman Head Cupcake: Ice your cupcakes with white coconut icing. Add specks of black licorice for the eyes and a tiny strip of licorice for the mouth. Plop on a gold candy ball for the nose. Roll out a black gumdrop until it's thin and flat; cut in shape of a top hat. Create a hatband out of a string of red licorice or tiny red candies.
Cookie Snowflake Cupcake: Cover your cupcakes with pale blue icing. Finish them with a vanilla sugar snowflake cookie sticking out of the top. Decorate the cookie however you'd like with white icing.
Icing Snowflake Cupcake: Using various shades of blue fondant, make oversized snowflakes with a cookie cutter. Drape the fondant over a white-cake cupcake and top with 3 white candy snowflakes.
Santa Cupcake: Use a generous ring of vanilla icing for Santa's beard. Top the center with a red fondant hat with white icing trim and pompom. Small chocolate chip eyes are an option. These Christmas party treats are so cute they're sure to get a chuckle out of your guests.
Icing Christmas Tree Cupcake: Swirling green icing up to a point will make your tree. Make little fondant presents and candy canes for decorations. Use icing for garland and little round sprinkles for lights.
Holly Cupcake: Create fondant leaves and berries. You can also use candy for the berries—good choices are M&Ms or Red Hots (after all, Christmas party treats can have a little kick to them). Add a small candy cane to complete the look.
Reindeer Cupcake: Cover your cupcakes with chocolate icing. Press one small pretzel into the top of each side to make the antlers. Make the eyes by using white icing, and then lace a chocolate chip in the center of each to make the pupils. Use either dark brown M&Ms or black gumdrops for the noses. Don't forget to make one nose red for Rudolph!
Snowman Cupcake: Ice the cupcakes with 2 large dollops of icing; the one on top should be smaller (think snowman). Top with a fondant snowman head. Make a jaunty scarf out of red fondant. Tiny black hat optional. Sprinkle all over with White Cake Sparkles by Wilton (edible glitter).
The I'm Not Artistic At All Cupcake: Cover cupcakes with white icing. Add red and green sprinkles. Serve in a box lid with festive holiday ribbon for the easiest Christmas party treats ever. See, you are artistic!
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