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Christmas Cupcakes: Gingerbread Boys and Girls

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There are many wonderful things about Christmas, but one of my favorites is creating fun treats. Whether it’s a cupcake, cookie or even a quick bread, I simply enjoy baking for the holidays! These adorable Gingerbread Boys and Girls are the perfect Christmas Cupcake!

I had a little challenge from the folks at Duncan Hines, to come up with a Christmas Cupcake using their new Frosting Creations with the Gingerbread Flavor Mix. I tossed around a few ideas and decided to create just the face on the cupcake.

Let’s build a Gingerbread Boyor Girl

They are super easy and great for the kiddos to decorate too! I also think having them to decorate at a Gingerbread Party would be lots of fun!

Gingerbread Boys and Girls Supplies


  • Decorator Bag fitted with a Round #3 tip
  • Offset spatula
  • Tweezers work great for placing the small sprinkles, but are not a necessity

How to decorate

  1. Mix Duncan Hines Frosting Creations with Gingerbread Flavor Mix and frost cooled cupcakes
  2. To smooth, run an offset spatula under hot water, shake off excess water and smooth frosting
  3. Fill decorator bag with white frosting
  4. Pipe on hair and face
  5. Add sprinkles for cheeks, eyes, bow tie, hair bow, etc.

For more Gingerbread treats, check out the Duncan Hines Gingerbread Man Cake  or the Gingerbread Cheesecake Cupcakes!

Homemade for the Holidays

Gingerbread Face Inspiration from Bakerella

Disclosure: This is a compensated post from Duncan Hines. As always the opinions and photos are my own.


  1. These Christmas cupcakes gingerbread boys and girls is looks really creative and yummy. I found your post from Pinterest! I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Madeline from HoosierHomemade says:

      Thanks so much, Jill!

  2. I just made these (well I made vanilla cupcakes and vanilla buttercream frosting colored light brown) for my daughters Brownie troop, they were a hit with the girls. Super cute!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Erin! They are definitely fun to make.

  3. How cute are these cupcakes? And they look absolutely delicious!!

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