North Pole Cupcakes

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Easy to make, and only limited to your creativity, these North Pole Cupcakes are so fun, even the Grinch’s heart would melt! Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned baker, these delightful treats are a perfect canvas for your imagination. With just a handful of ingredients and a sprinkle of creativity, you can bring the charm of the Arctic right into your home.

north pole cupcakes on a white stand

Easy North Pole Cupakes

Picture this: fluffy cupcakes adorned with snowy peaks of frosting, where polar bears and penguins frolic amidst edible snowflakes. The best part? There are no strict rules here.

So, roll up your sleeves, gather your favorite baking tools, and let your creativity run wild. Whether you’re planning a winter-themed party or simply want to add a touch of magic to your day, these North Pole Cupcakes are your ticket to a world of sweetness and imagination. Get ready to create memories as sweet as the cupcakes themselves!

What You’ll Need

How To Make North Pole Cupcakes

Make the cupcakes and the frosting. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Once the cupcakes have cooled, add the frosting into a piping bag. Pipe in a swirl motion using your choice of star tips.

swirl on a cupcake

Dust the top of the cupcakes with snowflake sprinkles or edible white glitter. Use a paper straw, candy cane, or something similar to create the pole. Add a white or red candy on top of the candy stick or straw. Use small pieces of white paper to write or print North Pole.

north pole cupcake standing alone

How to Store:

Store these cupcakes at room temperature for up to 3 days. Be sure to keep them in an airtight container. Store them in the freezer if keeping them for longer. If using cream cheese frosting instead of buttercream, store the Christmas cupcakes in the refrigerator.

Variation to North Pole Cupcakes

  • Hot Chocolate Surprise: Hollow out the center of your cupcakes and fill them with warm chocolate ganache. Top with marshmallow frosting, crushed candy canes, and a mini candy cane stirrer for a delightful hot chocolate-inspired North Pole treat.
  • Candy Cane Lane: Crush candy canes and mix them into your cupcake batter for a minty surprise. Frost with peppermint-flavored icing and garnish with whole or crushed candy canes. It’s a peppermint lover’s dream!
  • Gingerbread North Pole: Infuse the warm spices of gingerbread into your cupcakes. Top with cream cheese frosting and gingerbread cookie crumbs. Garnish with tiny gingerbread houses or people to create a cozy, festive North Pole village.
north pole cupcakes on a white tray

Cupcake Liner Ideas:

For North Pole Cupcakes, the choice of cupcake liners can enhance the overall presentation and contribute to the wintry theme. While red cupcake liners are a classic choice, there are other options that can add a delightful touch to your Arctic creations:

  • Snowflake-Printed Liners: Opt for cupcake liners adorned with delicate snowflake patterns. These liners evoke the feeling of a snowy winter day and perfectly complement the North Pole theme.
  • Blue Ombre Liners: Choose cupcake liners in shades of blue, creating a gradient effect. This choice mimics the icy tones of the Arctic and adds a cool, refreshing vibe to your cupcakes.
  • Silver or White Metallic Liners: Metallic liners in silver or white can give your cupcakes a frosty, elegant appearance. They reflect light beautifully and add a touch of glamour to your North Pole Cupcakes.
  • Icy Blue Liners with Glitter: Go for cupcake liners in a shimmering icy blue color. The addition of edible glitter or sparkles can create a magical, enchanting effect, making your cupcakes look like they’re covered in glistening snow.
  • Candy Cane Striped Liners: Embrace the classic candy cane colors with red and white striped liners. These liners add a festive touch and pair wonderfully with the North Pole theme.
north pole cupcake

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North Pole Cupcakes

Easy to make, and only limited to your creativity, these North Pole Cupcakes are so fun, even the Grinch's heart would melt!
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • Make the cupcakes and the frosting. Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost them in a swirl motion.
  • Dust the top of the cupcakes with snowflake sprinkles. Use a paper straw, candy cane or something similar to create the pole. Add a white or red candy on top.

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Serving: 24g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 0.2g


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5 comments on “North Pole Cupcakes”

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    Amber - Binkertation

    ooooh I love BOTH of those ideas. I think my 3 year old gal would LOVE the popcorn especially and it seems so easy. Cute! 🙂

  2. Hi! I was just introduced to your blog via a link on I love your ideas! I can't stop clicking through your blog. I am definitely going to make your banana/strawberry candy cane and Pancake Manger from a few posts down. So glad I found you! I love baking with my 2 boys too! Looking forward to your future posts 🙂

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    The Party Animal

    LOve it !!! I saw the North Pole Cupcakes this week too and thought – how cool. I really like your variation as well.