Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Santa, Rudolph, & Elf Christmas Cupcake Cones

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We love coming up with fun cupcake cone ideas and we decided to create these adorable Santa, Elf, & Rudolph Cupcake Cones! These Christmas cupcakes are very easy to make and so much fun for the kids to help decorate!

Santa, Elf, & Rudolph Cupcake Cones for Christmas from

We thought that coming up with 3 different cones would maybe up our chances a bit and also gives all of you different cone ideas to choose from or make all of them as a group!

Christmas Cupcake Cones
(Santa, Rudolph, & Elf)

Plain and Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Cones
Any Cake Mix (we used Pillsbury yellow)
White & Chocolate Frosting
Green & Red Food Coloring
Edible Eyes
Mini Marshmallows (we like Jet-Puffed)
Christmas Red & Green Sprinkles
Red Cookie Frosting
Pretzel Twists (for Rudolph)
Green Tootsie Rolls (for Elf)

Pre-heat your oven to 350. Place aluminum foil on muffin tins and poke holes in it. Place the ice cream cones in the holes. This will prevent tipping. Mix the cake mix according to directions and pour into the cones filling almost half way full. Make some regular cupcakes as well to make the hats on Santa & the Elf using left over batter. You could also use just frosting, but that’s a lot of frosting for kids…messy stuff! Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

Santa Cupcake Cone…

Lay the cone down on it’s side and attach the edible eyes, mouth, and nose using the red cookie frosting. We used red sprinkles for the nose. Cut another cupcake to a angle and place on top of the cone. Color some of the white frosting using red food coloring and frost the top cupcake. We placed a marshmallow on top. We cut mini marshmallows in half and decorated the hat. We attached the marshmallows halves on the cone using the cookie frosting to look like Santa’s beard….

Christmas Cake Cones including a Elf, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, & Santa!

Rudolph Cupcake Cone….

Decorate the face the same way as Santa. Frost the top using chocolate cookie frosting. Break a Pretzel Twist in half and poke them in the top for antlers….

Christmas Cake Cones including a Elf, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, & Santa!

Elf Cupcake Cone….

Decorate the face the same as Santa. Also make the hat the same way, but use green food coloring in the white frosting instead and do not cut the cupcake at a angle. We cut a green Tootsie Roll in half and shaped the halves with our fingers to look like Elf ears. Press on the sides…our stuck without frosting, but you could use cookie frosting to secure…
Christmas Cake Cones including a Elf, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, & Santa!

We hope your like our fun Christmas Cupcake Cones & your kids will have so much fun creating their very own Santa cupcakes, Elf cupcakes, & Reindeer cupcakes all by themselves!

You can view all of our other Christmas fun food ideas HERE!

Check out the products that we used to make these fun Christmas treats here (affiliate link)….

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These are so cute and creative Jill! My favorite is Rudolph because I'm crazy for chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a simple way to make fun Christmas cupcakes! ๐Ÿ™‚

These are just adorable. I really love the elf. I'm sure they'd be a hit at any party this holiday season. ๐Ÿ™‚ Megan

these are so really neat!!! I love them!

These are SO sweet! My kids would love to help make these, and well, of course eat them too!! Thanks so much for entering!!

Those are so creative! What a fun idea!

They made me smile … so cute!

What a cute idea! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Awww, too cute! I love these fun ideas for kids!

So cute!!! Pinned! ๐Ÿ™‚

fun idea!

So adorable!! I love fun ideas like this. Thanks for linking!! xoxo

Where do you find Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Cones? I can only find the regular vanilla kind. Thanks!


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