Pair this cream cheese peppermint frosting recipe with my red velvet cake, and you have a definite winner. I was initially inspired to create this peppermint frosting recipe because I wanted to turn plain old peppermints into peppermint snowflakes. I’m going to show you how to make those also in this post with a quick video tutorial. As you celebrate this Christmas season, I hope these cupcakes make it to one of your parties.
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This recipe makes enough frosting to cover 24 cupcakes. The frosting is smooth, pipe-able for cupcakes and tastes absolutely delicious.
Cream Cheese Peppermint Frosting Recipe – Ingredients Needed
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
2 lbs powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp peppermint
1/8 cup heavy whipping cream
Cream Cheese Peppermint Frosting Recipe – Instructions
- Take softened cream cheese and butter and cream together until smooth.
- Add in powdered sugar, about 2 cups at a time, mixing slowly in between.
- Once combined, add vanilla, peppermint and heavy whipping cream. Mix until combined, but do not over mix. With cream cheese frosting, it can be sticky and hard to work with if it is mixed too much.
How to Make Peppermint Snowflakes Using a Silicone Mold
The silicone mold I featured here was found at Michael’s Craft Store. I tried to find an equivalent item on Amazon for your convenience, but I couldn’t find the exact ones, and the snowflake molds I found on Amazon were bigger. I did find these silicone molds that are 1″x1″ that had stars, Santa, trees and Christmas gifts. You can really make the plain old peppermints into any shape easily. I do believe these Snowflake Bite Sized Treat Molds on Amazon would work also. They are just 1/4″ bigger than the Michael molds that measure 1.25 inches.
I have melted peppermints before when I made my peppermint tray for the bottom of a gingerbread house. These lollipops were also made by melting candy. Knowing the concept, it was easily transferable to silicone molds.
To make the peppermint snowflakes, simply pop one peppermint in each mold. Bake on 375 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool completely.
If making these peppermint molds for cupcakes, you will want to wait to add them right before serving. If they are refrigerated at all, they tend to get sticky and bleed.
Here’s a video tutorial:
For this look, you will also need white cupcake holders and red silicone cupcake molds. You could definitely use red paper cupcake holders (those ones are gorgeous lattice ones) or red and white polka-dot cupcake holders.
I hope your guests or kids really enjoy this cute cupcake display for the Christmas season.