Holly Cupcakes@The Seven Year Cottage

For a sweet treat with festive flair…

Top humdrum cupcakes with holly made easily from supermarket check-out finds!

Holly Jolly Cupcakes

  • Miniature cupcakes (undecorated)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Spearmint chewing gum sticks
  • Small red bubble gumballs

To create holly leaves, cut sticks of green gum in half with a clean pair of kitchen shears.  Shape one end of each half into a point using your shears.  Gently pinch the opposite end together to taper and set aside.

Pipe chocolate frosting onto cupcakes using a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.  If you don’t have these items, don’t panic.  Simply transfer frosting to a gallon-size resealable bag, snip one corner, and pipe.

Insert three chewing gum holly leaves into wet frosting, followed by a red gumball for the berry.

Serve to Christmas company and enjoy!


35 responses to Holly

  1. These are so pretty! My daughter would love that it’s gum. :)

  2. Sue says:

    So cute, clever and easy!

  3. trisha says:

    are you a genius? Yes, yes you are! So simple and cute, ANYONE can do this. I am a self described cupcake snob and these top the list of xmas cuppies floating out there in bloggy land this year. WAY TO GO – I have seen these linked up around town but here from HOH.

  4. tammy says:

    ah these are so cute! I’m definitely going to make them and so creative.

  5. malia says:

    You are a baked goods genius! xoxo

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    I just love your Holly Jolly Cupcakes, they look so cute and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I love love love these cupcakes! Please come link them up to 12 Days of Christmas (cupcakes)!


  8. Beth says:

    Sooooooooooo cute! You are so clever! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to again next week!
    Beth =-)

  9. Lindsi B says:

    Smackin’ my head….I should have thought of that! Love the way it turned out! We would love it if you would please link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  10. Alyssa says:

    Come to A Themed Baker’s Sunday for this next week’s theme: Christmas! Actually, this theme will continue until Christmas weekend! Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

  11. Erin Kennedy says:

    These cupcakes look and sound amazing. I would love it if you came to link to my holiday recipe swap blog hop. It is my first ever! Love these recipes.
    -Erin Kennedy

  12. Holly says:

    So pretty! I happen to love all things “holly.”

  13. Kim says:

    So so cute! If you wanted to make the whole thing swallowable, you could also use fondant instead of the gum. Adorable idea!

  14. Katie says:

    Cute idea with the chewing gum! Wow, Thank you for sharing this, love it! I just started a new linky party, and would love for you to join in! Monday Myriad Blog Hop

  15. Jill says:

    Such cute little cupcakes! great idea for making the holly!

  16. Jill says:

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. Kathryn says:

    So cute and clever! Thanks for linking them up at Muffin Monday!

  18. Jerri says:

    These are so cute! I love how you used the gum!

    Thanks for linking up with me last week for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you in this week’s special Holly Bloggy Christmas Edition!

  19. Christina says:

    Found you from Rook No 17′s link up! I love these cupcakes, aren’t mini sized cupcakes great? I love how you used the gum and gumballs for decorations. I would love if you would link these up tomorrow at my Wednesday Mrs. Fox’s Sweet Party!

  20. What a great idea!! These are so cute. I will be making them this weekend for a holiday party! Thanks.

  21. Carrie Ann says:

    AHHH! These are the cutest thing ever!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to make them!

    -Carrie Ann

  22. Jamie says:

    I love how cute these are!

    Thanks for joining Make Yourself Monday!! :o )

    For Love of Cupcakes

  23. Gabi says:

    They are so cute and to use Gum as the dekoration is clever and easy.
    Thanks for sharing

  24. karen says:

    yummy, yum, yum! I featured them this week at WorkShop Wednesday. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Hollie, always a delight to see your creativity put to another whimsical confection!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17

    Just a reminder that if you leave a comment on the post before 5:00 Eastern Time today, you’ll be eligible for the drawing for the $25 Hodgson Mill gift card.

    Warmest wishes,

  26. Cari says:

    So cute. I love that you used gum!!

  27. marissa says:

    these are so gorgeous and simple! I’d love you to add this to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

  28. This cupcake is so pretty! What a wonderful holiday dessert!

    I hope you will link this post to my Christmas Traditions Link Up in the Recipes category. It starts today!

  29. I made these cupcakes and everyone loved them! I linked back to you on my blog. Great idea. One question – what gum did you use for the leaves? I had a hard time finding a good green!

  30. Alyssa says:

    Congrats! You were featured on this week’s Themed Baker’s Sunday. Come by and grab a ‘I was Featured’ Button and join the next linky party this Sunday where the theme is Citrus’s! Hope to see you there.
    Cupcake Apothecary


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