DIY Mini Cupcake Holiday Tree


Have a party happening that could use a cool dessert centerpiece?  Make this fun Mini Cupcake Holiday Tree.  Fun to make and even more fun to eat!

diy cupcake holiday christmas tree

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With all the family gatherings coming up, I needed a neat centerpiece for my table.  This Mini Cupcake Tree is fun to look at and to top it off, you can eat it too!  The best of both worlds! Want to know how to make it?

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For this project, you will need:

24″ tall styrofoam cone
2 boxes cake mix
Royal Icing (recipe below)
gel food color (green)
gum drops

diy cupcake holiday christmas tree

Begin by baking up a ton of mini cupcakes!  Each box mix makes about 72 mini cupcakes.

diy cupcake holiday christmas tree

Of course you could always go with a smaller styrofoam cone and less cupcakes, but when I take on a project it seems I never do anything small.  Once all the cupcakes are baked, it is time to assemble the tree!

diy cupcake holiday christmas tree

Push in a ton of toothpicks into the styrofoam.  What you see above- add more to that.

diy cupcake holiday christmas tree

Start at the bottom and start adding cupcakes, pushing them into the toothpicks.

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  • Jessica November 10, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Looks delicious and beautiful!!

  • Debi December 18, 2013, 9:41 am

    You made it!! It looks terrific!!

  • DiEtta Morris December 16, 2013, 1:19 pm

    This is such a cute idea! So instead of making a Gingerbread House you could do this with the kids/grandkids! Create memories…….that carry on with you!!!!! Thanks Suzy for helping us create those “memories!” Don’t forget to get out the “Christmas” music and “Sing. Sing, sing & dance!” “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” 🙂

  • Sharon December 16, 2013, 8:41 am

    Yummy! This is such a fun centerpiece idea. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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