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Easy Holly Holiday Cupcakes

When the holidays roll around it's tempting to send baked goodies to all your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else you know. Instead of slaving away in the kitchen baking endless batches of carefully decorated cookies, try these easy holiday cupcake ideas instead.

Though they take all of 10 seconds to assemble, holly holiday cupcakes look festive, bright and pretty displayed in batch.

Check out the easy how-to in the video here, then get the full list of ingredients below!


Red velvet cupcakes

Cream cheese frosting

Red candies to resemble berries (we used licorice bites, you can also use red M&Ms, Gumballs or Red Hots)

Green leaf mints


Start with cooled red velvet cupcakes and frost them with cream cheese icing.

Next, center two of your red candies together in the center of the cupcake so that they resemble holly berries.

Finally, garnish the candy berries with a single green mint leaf. And that's it! You'll have a beautiful holiday cupcake in seconds flat.

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