Easy Festive Star Cupcakes

I came up with this recipe when I was walking around Tesco and stumbled upon a edible glitter spray which I was desperate to use as I have a major glitter addiction so I decided to buy it and use it in a festive recipe. I wanted to keep it simple as I am not the most advanced baker yet and so went with a classic vanilla cupcake with buttercream swirls. Topped with chocolate stars and red and green sprinkles all coated in glitter. I also went a bit over the top with the glitter spray and also covered some of the buttercream in it. I really loved how these turned out so thought I would post a recipe on here as well.


  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

To Decorate-

  • Edible Glitter Spray
  • Chocolate Stars
  • Red & Green Sprinkles
  • 140g butter, softened
  • 280g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

1) Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line a muffin tin with paper muffin cases.

2) Put all of your cake ingredients in a large bowl and use an electric hand whisk to beat it until smooth and creamy. Divide your mix between the cases evenly and bake for 20-15 minutes in the oven or until the cakes have risen well and are springy to the touch. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack until completely cool.

3) To make the buttercream beat together icing sugar and butter and slowly add the milk until you get your desired consistency. Beat in the vanilla extract. Fill a piping bag with the buttercream and use a large star nozzle to pipe of vanilla swirls. Spray the buttercream with a small amount of edible glitter spray. Coat your stars and sprinkles as well with the glitter and top the cupcakes with them. Eat, serve and enjoy!

It is that simple and super delicious! Hopefully your all enjoying blogmas so far especially the recipes and be sure to let me know your favourite things to bake at this time of year as well. Do you love to keep it simple? Or do you go over the top with your festive foodie masterpieces?





  • Sophie

    These look amazing, but also such a simple idea, I may have to give them a try if I find some time between now and the big day!- https://sophiehearts.net x

  • huda

    These are such beautiful cupcakes perfect for the festive season, your photos are also on point! Now I’m definitely in the mood to make some beautiful cupcakes like yours! 😍😍

  • Sara

    thank you lovely x

  • Gorgeous cakes and fabulous photography! 💕 They look so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I really want to do more baking and these look perfect to try! 🎄 Have a fantastic Christmas 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Sara

      Thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas as well

  • Creative Nails

    These look so cute – definitely will want to try these out, I love cupcakes! These looks so easy to make too 🙂


    • Sara

      Thank you for commenting

  • I think these are so cute!! I will definitely need to try and make them at some point!

    Love Eleanor | http://www.eleaanormay.com

    • Sara

      Thank you lovely x

  • I think your cult cakes are always sooo cute! And your photos always add to the yummy delight! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com/

    • Sara

      Oh thank you so much! Merry Christmas

  • Sophie Wentworth

    Those photos are stunning. The only thing that could make these better is if the stars were edible x


    • Sara

      They are edible! You can get them at tesco for £1. Thank you for commenting and merry xmas

  • Your photos are stunning and your cupcakes look delicious, you can’t go wrong with a classic vanilla cupcake! I think I’m going to save these recipe to use soon, it’s perfect! Thank you for sharing.

    • Sara

      Thank you so much lovely

  • Tea Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

    These are so cute!! I’ll have to see if I can make a vegan version 💖

    • Sara

      That would be great! I might try a few Vegan recipes very soon

  • Louise Nettleton

    Super cute decoration. I made gingerbread two days ago. It was the first time I have baked in two years, but I plan to pick it back up in the New Year. 🙂

    • Sara

      thank you for commenting! Good luck with you baking

  • Chloe

    Hi, these cupcakes look so cute I love the glitter and star and easily adapted to make dairy free. I may have to give these a try.

    • Sara

      Good luck! I might post a few dairy free recipes soon hopefully x

  • Siobhan Macdonald

    These cupcakes look so cute and festive!! Great photography as well. This sounds like a lovely recipe x

    • Sara

      thank you lovely! Merry Christmas x

  • How beautiful is your photography here?! I love the gorgeous bokeh lights from your Christmas tree, everything looks so festive! I’ve been doing lots of baking this Christmas season and I’ll definitely have to add these to the list, they’re perfect for this time of year with the delicate gold stars and the sprinkles! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Sara

      Thank you so much! Have a great Christmas x