Candy Cane Inspired Pigtail Cupcakes

Looking for a fun hairstyle for the holidays? Try these Candy Cane-Inspired Pigtail Cupcakes! I love creating all different kinds of hairstyles for the holidays, but sometimes it’s just lots of fun to go over the top FUN!

Candy Cane Inspired Pigtail Cupcakes

When it comes to creating hairstyles that are going to get a holiday reaction, this is one of them! I think it’s just super cute and perfect for the holiday season ahead. It’s unexpected, but also one that will make your child smile (and others, too!).

Candy Cane Inspired Pigtail Cupcakes

Victoria loves candy canes (what child doesn’t?), but I’ve never been able to master the candy cane braid. Believe me, I’ve tried over and over and over again. When I’m not able to do a particular hairstyle I let it inspire me to create another one.

What You Need for this Hairstyle

For this hairstyle, you’re going to need the following items:

1. Cupcake Paper Liners (in a candy cane inspired OR have some fun with any other print, too!)

2. Red/White Ribbon (I used yarn because it’s a little bit smaller and the only ribbon I had was a thicker one. Either will work!)

3. 6 Hair Elastics.

Hairstyle Video Tutorial

Here is how to create these adorable Candy Cane Inspired Pigtail Cupcakes! I love how these come out!


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Candy Cane Inspired Pigtail Cupcakes


1. Start with 2 high pigtails.

2. Loop your ribbon/yarn through the hair elastic on top.

3. Three-strand braid all the way down.

4. Take your cupcake papers, pop a hole on the bottom and gently drag over the pigtails.

5. Take your braids and create a wrap bun.

6. Simply hair tie these braids into place.

As you can tell, these are CUTE as can be! Just take a look at these beauties! Truly love how adorable they look for the holiday season!

Favorite Ribbon To Buy

Here is a GREAT deal on hair ribbons. You get all of this ribbon for only $7.99! You get all the colors… this will work great for you throughout the year.

best ribbon for the hair

Buy it here.

I shared that ribbon above because in case you don’t have a ribbon on hand, it’s great to know where to get some and I recommend these ribbons.

Best Hair Products for Your Hair

1. I love love love using these hair ties. These are fantastic for keeping the hair from creasing and they don’t damage the hair either.


no crease hair ties

2. I love using a leave-in conditioner spray on Victoria’s hair before I start. I just like to make sure there aren’t any tangles before we get going.

Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-in Spray

3. Looking to tame the flyaways? This hair wax stick is amazing to use!

Samnyte Hair Wax Stick

4. These are the hair elastics that I’ve been using lately. They’re durable and don’t damage the hair. The quality is incredible, not to mention they’re super inexpensive.
best hair elastics

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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