Reindeer Cupcakes

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One of our most popular cupcakes in Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter have been the Reindeer Cupcakes. So I decided to make it easier on those of you looking for them, and post them here on Hoosier Homemade. 

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Dasher…Dancer…Prancer…Vixen…Comet…Cupid…DonnerBlitzen and of course Rudolph are ready to help Santa deliver presents!

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

We have a lot to cover so let’s gather our supplies…

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Reindeer Cupcake Supplies

  • Cupcakes – baked and cooled
  • Chocolate or Brown Frosting – store bought or homemade {Hershey’s has a good recipe}
  • Mouth – Black Frosting
  • Antlers – Pretzels (the large ones work best)
  • Nose – Vanilla Wafers (bite size)
  • Nose – Brown M&M’s
  • Rudolph Nose – Red Spree or M&M’s
  • Eyes – White Smarties
  • Eyes – Mini  Brown M&M’s
  • Ears – Tootsie Rolls

Tools

  • Offset Spatula
  • Skewer or round lollipop stick
  • Decorator bag fitted with a #3 tip to pipe on mouth

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Before you assemble the Reindeer, it’s easiest to prepare all the pieces.

  1. Ears – Unwrap Tootsie Rolls and soften in microwave for about 5 seconds, cut in half and gently mold them into ears, pinching one end to make them cupped
  2. Attach a mini M&M onto a white or yellow Smartie with a small amount of frosting
  3. Attach a red Spree candy or M&M onto the top portion of Vanilla Wafer for Rudolph, use a brown M&M for other reindeer using a small amount of frosting
  4. Carefully break pretzels (this was a little tricky, be patient) to form antlers

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 1:

  • Frost the cupcake with chocolate or brown frosting. Mound the frosting a bit to give it a rounded look. Run an offset spatula under hot water and smooth frosting.

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 2:

  • Gently push the skewer into the cupcake to make a hole for each of the antlers

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 3:

  • Gently push the antlers into the holes

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 4:

  • Add the Vanilla Wafer for the nose toward the bottom of the cupcake, then add the M&M

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 5:

  • Add the eyes (prepared earlier)

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 6:

  • Gently make a hole with the skewer for the ears and push them into the cupcake slightly

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 7:

  • Pipe on the mouth using a #3 round tip and black frosting

Reindeer Cupcakes : Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

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Comments

  1. Your reindeer cupcakes are my favorite! I like the way you positioned the antlers :)
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  2. Tavette says:

    Smarties & M&M for the eyes gives them a real 3-D effect. Thanks for that tip. Oh yes – breaking pretzels isn’t as easy as it sounds. But….then you get to eat all the broken pieces. Not all is bad.

    Your reindeer look so happy sitting in their pretend snow. Good facial features are “key”.

    Tavette – S. Fla. where we have no snow so we pretend a lot.

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