Super Easy & Cute Reindeer Cupcakes


If you like to make adorable Christmas treats, but are super lazy like me, then you’re going to love these easy reindeer cupcakes! I’m a bit of a cheater when it comes to baking, so I buy chocolate cupcakes from the bakery and simply add all of the fun treats on top. You can, of course, bake your own– whichever way works best for you!


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  • Store-bought chocolate cupcakes (or bake your own)
  • Pretzels
  • Regular or Peanut M&Ms (regular M&M’s tend to stay put a little easier)
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Candy Eyeballs (large or small)


  1. If you’re buying cupcakes from a bakery, you can either order them ahead of time without the frosting (and buy or make the frosting separately), or simply use a butter knife or spatula to flatten and smooth the frosting a bit. You basically just want to get a good base for your reindeer face. Save some of the extra frosting to glue on the M&M noses.
  2. Now, just place everything on top! You can either stick the pretzels into the cupcakes or just lay them on top, whichever way you think looks best. Use frosting as a glue to adhere the M&M noses to the wafers. I think the red M&Ms look best (Rudolph!), but the brown M&Ms also work. If you’ve purchased a small bag of M&M’s, you probably won’t have enough of the red ones anyway.

Quick and easy Christmas cupcake decoration idea for kids! Super cute reindeer cupcakes recipe using pretzels for antlers! Perfect for any xmas or holiday party.

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