I LOVE the combination of cranberry and orange all year round but I think that it’s made to taste extra special and festive this time of year; The Holiday Season ❤️ I used Krusteaz Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix to help bring these adorable and delicious christmas muffins to life. To decorate these tasty muffins I used a light, airy, vanilla whipped cream that I dyed different colors to achieve the different designs.
Storing Cranberry Orange Christmas Muffins
Since the muffins are decorated with whipped cream they need to be stored in the fridge, it’s best to store the cupcakes in a sealed container placed in the fridge. The container won’t smudge or flatten your designs like a ziplock bag would.
These muffins can also be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months just be aware that storing them for a longer period of time increases the chances of the food dye in the colors to run a bit.
I scooped my muffins a bit bigger than normal so that there was a larger top for me to be able to decorate with more space. You can also take the approach of scooping and baking mini muffins to make your creations instead of the standard size muffins. Note that if you decide to change the size pan to make these in, the total yield and the bake time will vary.
Krusteaz has the BEST cranberry orange muffins. They are so soft and moist and flavor wise they are perfectly sweet, tart and packed with so much delicious zesty flavor.
Decorating Your Cranberry Orange Christmas Muffins
I used my favorite tipless piping bags. They don’t require a metal tip, although you always have the option to use them with this brand of bags as well. I pipied with one color as a time to achieve the best results. Working with piping bags becomes easier the more you work with them. So be patient and have fun!
This recipe is perfect for a holiday season treat and it is so much fun to decorate with friends and family. Don’t forget that these are best enjoyed with the best Cranberry Orange Muffin mix that money can buy, Krusteaz!