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Gingerbread Man Cupcakes

November 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Cupcakes

gingerbread man cupcakeWhat a fun Holiday Cupcake Idea – A Gingerbread Man Cupcake.  Not only are these so easy to make, but they also make a great Holiday Party Activity you can do with the kids. Now I personally love Gingerbread Men and my kitchen is decorated with them every Holiday. – just thought I would share.

So let me share how EASY it is to make a Gingerbread Man Cupcake like the one you see in the photo to your  left.  There are many ways it can be done and this photo gives you the inspiration you need.  To make one similar at home all you need to do is have your cupcakes baked and cooled. Frost them with chocolate frosting. Take some Vanilla/White frosting and add it into a baggie and create a pastry bag. Cut off the corner tip and pipe on some hair, eyes, nose and mouth. Then doing the same make some pink frosting by adding some Red food coloring to get your desired shade and place a small amount into another bag. Pipe some on to create your cheeks. That is it and look how cute!!! So Simple.

mmsOther ways you can make your Gingerbread Man Cupcake is by using candies. You can choose to use candies like M&M’s, Smarties, Gumdrops, Skittles etc.. to create your eyes, nose and cheeks. You can also use string licorice for the mouth and hair. The design of the Gingerbread Man is so basic and you can really get creative with it. Add a fun bow and make a Gingerbread Girl Cupcake!!!

Gingerbreadman cupcakeAnother Gingerbread Man Cupcake I like is this one in the photo to your left and it also bring lots of inspiration.  You can have some extra fun creating this guy. What I would do to create this look is frost a cupcake with chocolate frosting. I would bake sugar cookies in the shapes shown – Circle and The shapes of arms. I would use sugar cookies because most kids do not like the taste of Gingerbread.  I would then frost them with the chocolate frosting. Or if you want to avoid frosting them then make fudge cookies. Then decorate the pieces with a face and a little squiggle on the arms and stick them into your cupcake. Then you can add buttons, suspenders and a bow if you like all using fun candy. Want to cheat a bit? Buy some fun Gingerbread Man shaped Cookies and carefully cut off the head and arms and use them. This is also fun cause you can snack and eat the body parts you did not use.  BONUS!!!

So just have fun and be creative – if you have made or will make some Gingerbread Cupcakes – send us some photos and we would love to share them right here.

Stop by our other Holiday Cupcake Posts:

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I also wrote a Squidoo Page all about The Gingerbread Man that is full of lots of great gifts and decorations based all about them.

So RUN RUN RUN as fast as you can and read all the pages I have written on The Gingerbread Man!!!

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