Cute Christmas Tree Cupcake Toppers

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Make these adorable cupcake toppers for your next holiday party!

This time of the year is my favorite time for baking. Not because I almost feel guilt-free fro snacking on all of the goodies but because there are so many adorable and festive ideas out there. These Christmas tree cupcake toppers are one of those and seriously so fast and easy to put together for any holiday event! They are so easy, even the kids can do them!

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What you will need:

Candy melts or white chocolate chips
Food coloring
Pretzel sticks
Baking sheet
Wax paper
Cupcakes
Sprinkles

If you are looking for the fastest way to make these treats, then I would recommend just picking up some generic cupcakes at your local grocery store and then adding your adorable Christmas tree toppers to them! That’s what I did and I have zero shame in this. I mean, it is the holiday season and time management is my weakness. BUT … making your own cupcakes would be great too if you have time to make them. If you made your own, you can add to the cuteness by making chocolate cupcakes and using white frosting with coconut flakes to look like snow on your cupcakes! Really, the possibilities are endless. The cupcake toppers on generic store bought cupcakes are super cute and festive on their own though too and is how I like to do them personally.

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First things first, gather up your supplies! For these cupcake toppers, I prefer to use wax paper. It’s cheap and disposable. You could also use parchment paper or non-stick silicone mats though too.

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Line your baking sheet with your wax paper or what ever method you prefer to use to stop the candy melts from sticking to your baking sheets. Once you have your baking sheet lined, lay out your pretzel sticks making sure to leave some space between them so that when you drizzle the melted candy to form the trees they will not be touching each other.

Now melt your candy melts. I love using candy melts because this just speeds up the process even more for me. You can also melt white chocolate chips with food coloring and add them to a ziploc bag or piping bag to do the drizzling. If using the candy melt method, make sure to read the instructions on the package before starting. You do not want to overheat your candy melts because then the consistency of the candy will be wrong, it will get too hard and will not drizzle. To avoid this, heat them at 50% heat or on defrost in the microwave and knead the package every 30 seconds or so.

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Once you have your candy melted or your chocolate chips in your piping bag, it’s time for the tree assembling! Cut your candy melt bag or use a drizzling tip for your piping bag and start drizzling the melted candy on top of your pretzel sticks in the shape of Christmas trees. You will want to be sure to start your tree about half way up your pretzel stick that way there is room to push the cupcake topper into the cupcake!

Before your candy melts harden back up on the pretzel stick, add your sprinkles if you would like. I like to do half with sprinkles and half without just because some people, like me, do not enjoy the taste of sprinkles. You will want to be quick about this part because the candy hardens back up fairly quickly.

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Once you have let them cool and harden back up for a 5-10 minutes, they are ready to top your cupcakes. You can speed up this process by cooling them in the refrigerator too.

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That is all there is to it!

Happy holidays!

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