Once you’ve baked your cupcakes and they are completely cool, start making your buttercream frosting. To do so, use an electric mixer to beat butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk on high speed.
Once the ingredients for your buttercream are smooth and completely mixed-in with one another, add your red gel food coloring. Continue beating until completely tinted.
Using a piping bag, frost each of your cupcakes.
With a piping tip, pipe out one strip of black decorating frosting on each cupcake.
Roll of your yellow fondant and cut small rectangles, about ½ an inch in-size. Place in the middle of the black frosting. This will act as Santa’s belt.
Place two chocolate chips just above Santa’s belt – these will be his buttons.
Serve and happy holidays!