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These Reindeer Cupcakes are as delicious as they are adorable! 

School class parties, Christmas get-togethers… there is always a good time to make Reindeer Cupcakes!  They are just as cute as the Santa Hat Cupcakes! 

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Cupcake Ingredients:

2½ cups flour
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
¼ cup softened shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. Red gel food color

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C unsalted butter, softened
3/4 C cocoa powder
3 C powder sugar
3/4 C heavy cream
Wilton’s Reindeer decoration kit

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Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
-Mix with a wire whisk.
-In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
-Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract, and red gel food coloring.
-Mix well.
-Add flour and buttermilk, 1/2 of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
-Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3’s filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Cool for 10 minutes.
-Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.

Frosting Directions:

-Beat the softened butter alone until smooth.
-Add cocoa and powder sugar alternately with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
-If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar.
-Scoop frosting into a large pastry bag with a large roundtip.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push frosting to the tip.
-Frost cupcakes beginning from the outside edge to the center.
-Refer to the picture of the reindeer cupcake for additional details.
-Place the antlers on each side of the frosted cupcake. Each antler should face each other.
-Add the black candy for the nose then place the two eyes just above the nose.
-For the girl reindeer add a red bow right between the antlers.

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That’s all there is to it!  Enjoy!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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