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Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes Recipe

This holiday season, enjoy making these simple but beautiful Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcakes. Twenty-four cupcakes are assembled in the shape of a wreath and then covered in delicious bright green frosting with a bow. 

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

This Christmas-Themed Pull-Apart Cupcake dessert is great for serving as a fun snack for your family, taking to holiday parties, or office holiday parties.

Everyone will love pulling apart each cupcake of this wreath.

Who can resist a cupcake covered in luscious frosting? 

Pull-apart cupcakes take ordinary cupcakes and turn them into works of art!

This method of making pull-apart cupcakes is extremely easy.

The frosting that covers the cupcakes is all frosted simultaneously, so the wreath looks like a whole wreath.

Then to eat, you simply pull the cupcake you want away from the rest! 

In about an hour, you’ll have yummy cupcakes in the shape of a beautiful Christmas wreath ready to share with your family!

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE WREATH PULL APART CUPCAKES

Cupcakes are baked and then formed into the shape of a wreath and frosted together to look like a beautiful Christmas wreath for a delicious snack or dessert the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS

WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE

This festive Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcake recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious holiday dessert or snack your family will love.

ll you need is:

  • white cake mix 
  • a few eggs 
  • vegetable oil 
  • vanilla extract
  • some green food coloring 
  • unsalted butter 
  • powdered sugar 
  • coffee creamer or heavy cream
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Twizzlers

WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Line a 24-count cupcake tin with liners.

WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE

Next, make the cupcakes according to the package directions.

Add some green food coloring to the batter to make the batter bright green.

WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE

Evenly distribute the batter between 24 cupcake liners.

Bake the cupcakes at 350 for 15-18 mins until a toothpick comes out clean.

Place the cupcakes on a cooling rack.

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

Using a stand mixer, add the butter to the bowl and mix until smooth.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and mix until well incorporated.

Add a little drizzle of coffee creamer or heavy cream to loosen up the mixture slightly.

We do not want a runny frosting, it needs to be stiff but smooth.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

After all the powdered sugar is added, add in a few drops of green food coloring.

Mix the frosting on high for 4-5 mins until fluffy.

Add the frosting to a piping bag with tip 1M and set aside.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

Arrange the cupcakes in a circle on the serving tray you intend to serve them on.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

The outer circle will have 15 cupcakes and the inner circle will have 9 cupcakes.

Frost the cupcakes in a criss-cross fashion and be mindful to not squeeze too hard on the piping bag because you will run out of frosting.

If you have to make more frosting your greens will not match up because the first batch of frosting will have dried.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

Make Xs out of frosting across the cupcakes. Immediately sprinkle some Christmas sprinkles all over the green frosting.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

Form a bow using one Twizzlers candy and place it on the cupcake wreath.

Fill in any gaps with frosting.

If your cupcakes move add a small amount of frosting to the bottom to hold them in place.

In about an hour, you’ll have a fun holiday dessert that’s sure to become a new favorite every Christmas!

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKES TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a pull-apart cupcake recipe, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKES?

These beautiful Christmas Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcakes come together fast for an impressive dessert or snack. This Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcake recipe takes approximately 68 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 10 minutes to make the batter
  • Around 18 minutes to bake until golden brown and make the icing
  • 30 minutes to frost the cupcakes
  • 5 minutes to add sprinkles and make the bow 
Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

HOW DO I STORE WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKES?

You can store Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcakes in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Simply unthaw the cupcakes at room temperature. 

CAN I USE CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX INSTEAD OF VANILLA CAKE MIX?

Yes, you can use chocolate cake mix to make these yummy Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcakes.

Chocolate cake mix will taste great and look amazing with the bright green frosting. 

CAN I MAKE WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKES AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcakes the day before serving.

Simply keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature.  

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

WHAT GOES WELL WITH WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKES?

Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcakes go well with a wide variety of holiday desserts and snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together at a Christmas gathering.

Some of my personal favorites include:

CAN I USE HOMEMADE CAKE MIX INSTEAD OF STORE-BOUGHT CAKE MIX?

Yes, you can use homemade cake mix in this recipe instead of store-bought cake mix.

The steps will be pretty much the same. Using pre-made cake mix saves a ton of time.

If you have an amazing homemade base cake recipe use it.

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE RECIPE?

This beautiful Holiday Cupcake recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding candies to look like Christmas ornaments on your wreath.

I suggest adding some gumdrops, peppermint pinwheel candies, candy canes, etc. YUM!

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

WREATH PULL-APART CUPCAKE RECIPE

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes Recipe

Wreath Pull Apart Cupcakes

This holiday season, enjoy making these simple but beautiful Wreath Pull-Apart Cupcakes. Twenty-four cupcakes are assembled in the shape of a wreath and then covered in delicious bright green frosting with a bow. 

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla (optional)
  • green food coloring
  • Frosting
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup liquid (coffee creamer or heavy cream)
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • 1 Twizzlers candy

Instructions

  1. Line a 24-count cupcake tin with liners.
  2. Next, make the cupcakes according to the package directions.
  3. Add some green food coloring to the batter to make the batter bright green.
  4. Evenly distribute the batter between 24 cupcake liners.
  5. Bake the cupcakes at 350 for 15-18 mins until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Place the cupcakes on a cooling rack.
  7. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  8. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.
  9. Using a stand mixer, add the butter to the bowl and mix until smooth.
  10. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and mix until well incorporated.
  11. Add a little drizzle of coffee creamer or heavy cream to loosen up the mixture slightly.
  12. We do not want a runny frosting, it needs to be stiff but smooth.
  13. After all the powdered sugar is added, add in a few drops of green food coloring.
  14. Mix the frosting on high for 4-5 mins until fluffy.
  15. Add the frosting to a piping bag with tip 1M and set aside.
  16. Arrange the cupcakes in a circle on the serving tray you intend to serve them on.
  17. The outer circle will have 15 cupcakes and the inner circle will have 9 cupcakes.
  18. Frost the cupcakes in a criss-cross fashion and be mindful to not squeeze too hard on the piping bag because you will run out of frosting.
  19. If you have to make more frosting your greens will not match up because the first batch of frosting will have dried.
  20. Make Xs out of frosting across the cupcakes. Immediately sprinkle some
  21. Christmas sprinkles all over the green frosting.
  22. Form a bow using one Twizzlers candy and place it on the cupcake wreath.
  23. Fill in any gaps with frosting. If your cupcakes move add a small amount of frosting to the bottom to hold them in place.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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WHAT’S NEXT

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