Mad Like Alyce

To accompany our Christmas meal, I wanted to do something besides the usual sugar cookies and landed on cupcakes in stead. But you know me… I can’t just settle for normal cupcakes. I didn’t go all the way over the top, just normal Red Velvet box cake with some extra decor.

cupcake 1

North Pole Cupcakes

You will need:

  • Red Velvet Cake (plus required box ingredients)
  • White frosting
  • Sugar sprinkles
  • Candy cane or candy cane straws
  • White or peppermint striped cupcake liners


1. Make cupcakes according to box instructions. If you want to make it a bit healthier, you can substitute applesauce in for oil in a 1:1 ratio. You can also substitute egg whites in for the full eggs, 1/8 cup of whites per full egg required in the recipe.

2. Allow cupcakes to fully cool, then frost using a frosting gun. I’ve said it 100 times, best investment you will make. It makes frosting a cinch.

3. Sprinkle frosting with sugar sprinkles and garnish with your candy cane!


Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!


Instagram has returned invalid data.


Costume & Makeup Tutorials

Follow Me