Rudolph the red nose cupcake.

Well Friday came and went without any sort of world meltdown. Can’t say I didn’t see that one coming. This is what, the 3rd time we’ve predicted the world’s end and nothing has happened? AWKWARD! But it’s always a good laugh for me, because I know the truth about the world coming to an end. Want to know a little secret? NO ONE knows when the world will end. God tells us in the Bible that no one can predict His timing. And I personally think that’s for the best. Why should we all live in fear of an upcoming date? Why should we all be getting “prepped” for the end of the world? God wants us to live people! So enjoy your life for goodness sake.


Friday night, Ninja and I hung out with our high school group from church and played games, ate food, and exchanged white elephant gifts. Shockingly, I was in charge of bringing the dessert, but since this was our last Christmas party for the year, I really wanted to make something epic. And of course, what could be more epic than Rudolph?

Rudolph Cupcakes
So cute and creative, you won’t want to eat them!


  • 2 batches of Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • red, yellow, and blue food coloring
  • mini pretzels
  • chocolate chips
  • 1 bag christmas peanut butter m&ms

Whip up the cupcakes and let them cool. Once cool, mix together the butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Add in vanilla, along with 8 drops red, 8 drops yellow and 1-2 drops blue food coloring to get a tan colored frosting. Frost the cupcakes. Use 2 pretzels for the ears, 2 chocolate chips for the eyes, and one red m&m for the nose. Oh and I give you permission to eat all the green m&ms while putting this together. IMG_3082rudolph IMG_3088


The kids loved these cupcakes, and to my surprise, several of them commented on how good the cake was! They were of course shocked when I told them it was vegan, and they all wanted to know how I made them. I love sharing little tidbits about cooking with others!

Now I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret. Don’t tell Santa though, because I don’t want to be put on the Naughty list. Ninja and I already opened a few presents last night. *eeek!* We already knew what they were, and Ninja was seriously in the mood for tearing open a gift, so I gave him his slippers, and he gave me my super warm mittens. It was nice to be rebels for a change.


Ever opened a Christmas gift early?
When do you typically open gifts, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Growing up my mom would make us wait until Christmas afternoon. We’d have to have brunch first, so we wouldn’t even open gifts until like 12 or 1! It was seriously torture.


  1. says

    Squee! These are too darned cute. I’ve been seeing them on Pinterest, and I think it’s awesome that you made some 😀 My family opens presents on Christmas Eve, with stocking on Christmas Day. I used to be so impatient when I was little, that my mom let me open ONE present on Christmas Eve afternoon, but now I usually wait until after dinner like everyone else.

  2. says

    These are ridiculously cute!!! Glad they were a hit w/ the little ones.

    && yes, Joshua & I usually open a couple gifts early. Heck, when your half way across the country, your family members just don’t know =) Ha Ha

  3. says

    Haha, I love breaking holiday “rules.” I think this was the first Christmas in ages that my family actually celebrated the holiday on the 25th. And oh my gosh, how do you always make the cutest eats/treats? I totally want to make these, even if Christmas has come and gone. I mean, it’s still winter, right?

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