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December is filled to the brim with food deals that’ll save you loads on your dessert orders. And all those savings continue with the food holiday — National Cupcake Day.

We’ve got the skinny on all the National Cupcake Day freebies and deals that you should know about. Whether you’re a vanilla cupcake person or a red velvet lover, there are a few deals that you can use to save on these tiny cakes.

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When is National Cupcake Day?

National Cupcake Day is celebrated every year on Dec. 15, and in 2022, it’s on a Thursday. Before the word “cupcake” was coined, cupcakes were called the 1-2-3-4 cakes since they only contained four ingredients: one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, and four eggs.


Baked by Melissa: BOGO 50% on holiday gift boxes on Cupcake Day.

cupcakes from baked by melissa

When you order a 25-count Christmas or Holiday Gift Box from Baked by Melissa, you can order another one for 50% off. Originally, two Holiday Gift Boxes would cost you $94, but with this discount, you’ll get 50 cupcakes for $70.50.


Sprinkles: Get a free red velvet cupcake from Dec. 12 – 18 with promo code.

two cupcakes sitting side by side held in a red box

When you enter the code FREERV on checkout orders of $15 or more at Sprinkles, you’ll get a free red velvet cupcake (normally costing $5) added to your order. This code will last from Dec. 12 – 18, so you’ll be able to get your cupcake freebie on National Cupcake Day. This only works with online orders and cannot be combined with an existing deal.

You can also get free customization (priced at $10) on a dozen cupcakes with the code FREECUSTOM on checkout.



Celebrate National Cupcake Day with these dessert deals.

A plate of M&M cookies

Not a fan of cupcakes? No problem; there are other dessert deals available for you to mark the occasion. Here are a few more deals that you can use on Cupcake Day:

  • Cookies by Design: Get 15% off on orders of $49 or more with the code SANTA.
  • Dancing Deer: Get 20% off on your order when you use the code JINGLE.
  • Dunkin’: Get a free donut when you purchase a medium or large drink from Dec. 13 – 24 including National Cupcake Day.
  • Fairytale Brownie: Get 15% off select brownies when you use the code SALE.
  • Starbucks: Earn free “Stars” to use on free pastries and desserts with their Starbucks for Life game.

Looking for even more December food deals? We know every meal, treat, and drink that’s on discount this month.



Sprinkle in These National Cupcake Day Deals on Dec. 15