Easy Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes with gingerbread cake, snowy frosting and an ice cream cup decorated with frosting. These Christmas cupcakes are perfect for the holiday season and are a lot of fun to make.

Servings 18

Ingredients:

3/4 cup ginger ale soda
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup mild molasses (I used Grandma’s brand)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger root (or additional 1/2 teaspoon ground gresh giinger)

Green Tree Frosting

2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup), at room temperature
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 teaspoon CLEAR vanilla extract or imitation
3 1/2 cups powdered confectioners’ sugar
20 drops green food coloring
10-20 drops blue food coloring (helps to darken the green color)

White Cupcake Frosting

1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening (this will ensure a white snow)
2 1/2 teaspoons CLEAR vanilla extract or imitation
6 cups powdered confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 tablespoons milk or cream

Topping

1/2 cup mini colored candies such as mini jawbreakers, mini m&ms, or chocolate covered sunflower seeds
18 ice cream waffle cones

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