I can't take credit for this idea, but I just had to share it. A co-worker brought these reindeer cupcakes in for a little holiday exchange. I thought they were almost too cute to eat, almost. She tells me she found them in a magazine called Family Fun. Good idea. These do look like fun for the family...and what a hit they'd be at your family exchange. My co-worker used the following ingredients:
Eyes: White Peppermint Patty pieces & a speck of black flosting gel.
Antlers: Carefully cut pretzel pieces.
Nose: A small cookie wafer topped with a red M&M. You can use chocolate to make it stick.
Cute and tasty. You don't even need to bake well to pull this one off. That's is my kind of treat.