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Santa in the Snow Cupcakes

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Just one more week until Christmas. Sam’s already done school and it’s the perfect time to make Christmas cupcakes. Aren’t these Santa in the Snow Cupcakes fun? I saw a version of them — Santa Stuck in the Chimney Cupcakes — at Jola’s Joyfull Events and wanted to make my own.



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I think making them has made Sam even more excited about Christmas, if that is possible! (It could be the extra sugar, too.)

Although most of his presents are hidden until he goes to bed on Christmas Eve, there are a few gifts under our tree already that he regularly checks out. They’ve been hugged, shaken, and sniffed as Sam has scoped out the possibilities. I think the bows are looking a little bedraggled already. By Christmas morning the poor packages will probably be naked!

The gifts Sam chose for Mike and I are under the tree, too, dressed in Sam’s best efforts with lots of paper wrinkles and tape.  The little stinker has conspiratorially enticed me to “just take a little peek”. I don’t cave. I know if he sees me peeking at my gift, I’ll be certain to see him peeking at his! A wise man once told me that kids excuse in excess what parents allow in moderation.

We did do more than peek at these Santa in the Snow Cupcakes though. They were yummy and cute!!! Whenever I’m working on party dessert table ideas, I like to add something that will make guests (of any age) grin. I think these little guys will do it!





Santa in the Snow Cupcakes

5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 9 minutes
Calories: 4381kcal
Author: Stephanie Keeping



  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Substitute oil with melted butter and water with milk
  • Bake according to package instructions. When totally cooled frost each cupcake with icing.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 and 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Mix ingredients until fluffy.



  • Pant leg – 1 piece of Aussie soft-style red licorice
  • Fur around pant leg – Funsorts candies
  • Shoe – dark wine gum (candies similar to gumdrops)
  • Put half a toothpick or 1″ portion of bamboo into each end of the licorice and assemble.


Calories: 4381kcal | Carbohydrates: 663g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 198g | Saturated Fat: 83g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 103g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 284mg | Sodium: 4353mg | Sugar: 475g
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

    1 Comment

    1. Toni Thomason

      Toni Thomason

      March 20, 2019 at 11:29 am

      These are so fun to make and everyone loved them!

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