Easy & Awesome Christmas Tree Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookie Recipes

Nothing says Christmas more than a Christmas tree, am I right? I mean, bring on the stars, stockings and hot cocoa. Tinsel, ornaments and wreaths are great too. But a Christmas tree? Come on folks, quintessential holiday! So when you want to wow your family and friends, and still pass on that seasonal cheer, then make a few Christmas tree cakes, cupcakes and cookies to share! We went out and found some amazing and talented blogger bakers to help us out. These Christmas tree cakes and desserts are easy enough for even a non baker to make, and taste as good as they look! So this year, let’s hear those ooohhs and aahhhs at the table, ok? And with every bite, your guests will be dreaming of Christmas morning!



Easy & Awesome Christmas Tree Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookie Recipes


Christmas Tree Cakes and Cookies


Christmas Tree Cake Recipes and Instructions

Let’s start strong with this gorgeous cream tart Christmas tree cake. Awesome, right? You can make this! This would be a spectacular dessert for a family dinner. In fact, I may be giving this one a try myself this year! Go check out the recipe and all the step by step instructions over at ‘The Cake Blog‘.


This pretty and festive Christmas tree cake was made using a shaped pan and perfect Buttercream frosting! Find the whole tutorial with recipes at ‘The Cake Girls‘. The kids will love this one with it’s green “needles” and colorful “ornaments”!


Oooohhhh. This red velvet 3D Christmas tree cake from ‘Style Sweet‘ is stunning! Plus, who doesn’t love red velvet? Make this the centerpiece of your holiday table, and make sure to check out her tips on how to cut this shaped seasonal cake!


For a different take on a Christmas tree cake, try this easy and fast method from ‘The House That Lars Built‘.  She baked a beautiful cake and simply topped it with crepe paper Christmas trees. A whole forest of them! This is a more modern and minimal look, without losing the holiday spirit… at all! And, she teaches you exactly how to make those cool trees, something the kids would love to help with!


Make something the kids will be crazy over! (Big kids too!) These Christmas tree cake pops from ‘Pint Sized Baker‘ look like you bought them from a high end bakery, but they are easy! Go check out her instructions.


Christmas Tree Cupcakes

If Christmas tree cupcakes are more your speed, no problem. We’ve got recipes and instructions for those too!

Turn any cupcakes into Christmas tree cupcakes with this easy tutorial from ‘Fabulously Frugal‘. She created these simple pretzel trees and used them to top store bought cupcakes, but you could bake your own as well. Gotta love a fast holiday dessert recipe that looks this amazing!


Same idea, new tutorial! Love the colors they used over at ‘Foodtastic Mom‘! I can see all the kids munching these down right before those fluffy white cupcakes!


Lydia Bakes‘ shows us how to use different piping tips to create different Christmas tree cupcakes with just frosting. Go check out how she matches the cupcakes to the theme of the tree in the house… love it!


So John from ‘Preppy Kitchen‘ may be a baking genius. These are the most realistic Christmas tree cakes we’ve seen! And he shows you exactly how to make these, step by step. These may take a little longer than some recipes, but they are like holiday art for the table! Can you guess what he uses to create the cone of the tree?


Christmas Cookie Recipes

In love with these Christmas tree cookies from ‘Like Mother Like Daughter‘! Decorated with royal icing, these look exactly like the perfect Christmas tree!


Whisk and Wander‘ has the most charming Christmas cookies ever… I mean, need we say more? All the recipes and step by step instructions are there for you!


These Christmas sugar cookies from ‘Dessert for Two‘ are so sweet, you could pack them up and give them as gifts! Check out the the how-to’s and the little tips.

Make some awesome Christmas tree cakes, cupcakes or cookies and spread that holiday cheer! Also check out our posts on our very own DIY Christmas Tree with Just Firefly Lights, and our post on Quick and Easy No Bake Summer Dessert Recipes! (They taste great in the winter too!) Want more easy holiday? Check out our Easy Christmas DIY Projects & Holiday Crafts over at TBD!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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