These Reindeer Cupcakes are as fun to make as they are to eat! The kids will love to help you decorate them!

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

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

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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


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

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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

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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.

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Step 2:

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

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Step 3:

  • Gently push the antlers into the holes

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Step 4:

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

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Step 5:

  • Add the eyes (prepared earlier)

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Step 6:

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

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Step 7:

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

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