North Pole Cupcakes

The plus about having a baby right before Christmas is that it left a self-procrastinator like myself no other option but to get everything ready for Christmas beforehand. So now I’m able to relax and worry just about taking care of my baby. Don’t get the wrong picture; I’m definitely not sitting on the couch eating bon bons. I feel like I’m wondering around like a zombie with no sleep and showering is definitely optional these days, but at least the frantic shopping days are behind me.

I fell in love with these cupcakes when I spotted them on Pinterest. Although, there aren’t any real instructions, they were inspired from Jenny’s Cookies and are fairly self-explanatory. I made these with my son and his preschool friends. They are simple and magical!

North Pole Cupcakes: simple and magical for Christmas

North Pole Cupcakes
  • 1 (16.25 ounce) Betty Crocker SuperMoist™ white cake mix (and ingredients called for on the package)
  • 1 (12 ounce) container Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting
  • 18 candy canes
  • 18 red m&ms
  • White sprinkles or sanding sugar
  • North Pole signs made from cardstock
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. Let cupcakes cool.
  2. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle cupcakes with white sprinkles or sanding sugar.
  3. Break the curved part of each candy cane so that you are left with the straight part of the candy cane as your pole (around 4 inches). Insert candy cane into the center of each frosted cupcake and tilt at a slight angle.
  4. Place the red candy on top of the candy cane using a dab of frosting as your glue to secure it to the top.
  5. Secure the North Pole sign using a dab of frosting.

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  1. What a great, simple idea! Too cute. And since I didn’t comment this on your last post, congratulations on your adorable baby girl. Gracie is a great name. :)

  2. These are so simple, yet so elegant–love ’em! And congrats on the new baby, what a wonderful Christmas gift! :-)

  3. Christy these cupcakes are adorable, and so is your new precious bundle of joy! Congrats on your new baby girl! :)

  4. These are awesome!

  5. These are adorable and when you’re approaching this time in the game, easy is what you’re looking for!

  6. I remember those days!!

    I’m very impressed you found time to bake and blog!!

  7. This is a great idea and looks so seasonal and pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Really cute! Perfect for Christmas. I hope that you’re enjoying your time with your new baby.

  9. Love these…adorable and sweet! :)

  10. These look great!! So adorable and easy looking. Thanks!!


  11. Those are adorable!! And super simple to whip up!

  12. I have seen these floating around Pinterest, and they are super cute! Yours look perfect!
    Congrats on the new baby. She is adorable, and I love the name. I have a Grandma Grace up in heaven too :)

  13. I just sawe the pic of your daughter….absolutely precious!

    I like your new recipe format!

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  17. So whats the part talking about she eats everything??????