There's no avoiding the fact that Christmas is about three weeks away. Get started early for office holiday parties and family gatherings by making these candy cane cupcakes. There's a twist to these coconut topped cupcakes in that the cake is actually mincemeat. Mincemeat is actually a weird combination of fruit and meat. Think of it as fruitcake meets meatloaf. Mincemeat is popular in Britain and Australia. If you are not interested in mincemeat, you can substitute it for chocolate cupcakes instead. Here's how to make the candy cane cupcakes.