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How to make Holiday Cupcakes

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What you are creating:

Who doesn't love fun holiday cupcakes? These are so easy to make and feature fun sugar decor. This is a great project for the whole family!


Decorations are available at Lucks.com:

  • Penquin Decorations

  • Gingerbread Men Decorations

  • Candy Cane Decorations

  • Christmas Ball Decorations

  • Christmas Light Decorations

  • Holiday Fusion Sprinkle Mix

  • Holly Berry Sprinkle Mix


  1. Preheat over to 325°F. Line your cupcake pans.

  2. Dry Ingredients: Sift together first 4 ingredients in a bowl, set aside.

  3. Wet Ingredients: Combine the next 4 ingredients in a bowl, set aside.

  4. In the bowl of a Kitchen Aid equipped with a paddle attachment, add shortening and blend with dry ingredients and half of your wet ingredients. Mix on medium speed, scraping the bowl periodically until smooth.

  5. Add remaining ingredients in 3 additions alternation dry with wet.

  6. Scoop batter into your lined cupcake pans using an ice-cream scoop.

  7. Bake 18-20 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cupcakes.


  • ​Use either our our Swiss Meringue Buttercream or our American Buttercream recipe.

  • Place the icing into a piping bag fitted with a 1M tip or a round tip and pipe a swirl.

  • Decorate with fun sugar Decons from Lucks. 

For jumbo size cupcakes bake 28-30 mins at 350°F

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Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ: What's the class cover?

Most classes have a free preview video. This will give you an idea about the class and what you will be creating. In addition, the video preview page includes a class curriculum with lessons, topics covered and video lengths.