Photo gallery: How to make Santa Cupcakes Your kitchen will bustle with fun – just like Santa's workshop at the North Pole – as you bake up and decorate Santa and Mrs. Claus. By The Canadian Living Test KitchenPhotography by Rachel Singer 2009-12-24 00:00:00 Slide: 1 of 7 auto-play pause next first speed Santa Cupcakes: Step 1 Prepare cupcakes and icing as per recipe. You need about 2 tbsp (25 mL) icing to cover 1 cupcake. Add another 1 tbsp (15 mL) to make a hat. Or, tint small amounts as you need them. The icing in the recipe makes enough to cover all the cupcakes generously, with allowance for errors and finger-licking. For both Santa and Mrs. Claus Cupcakes, spread top of cupcake with pink icing.