Cute Cupcake Designs
The most creative cupcakes ever!!!
- Bake and frost your cupcakes as usual.
- Cut Twinkies in half and lay on the flat side on a plate. It will be easier to decorate this way.
- Squeeze two circles of icing/frosting on the Twinkies in the place where you will put the Smarties glasses.
- Press the Smarties into the icing/frosting and some of it will smoosh out and make it look like the glasses are rimmed. Make two dots for the eyes in the glasses.
- Draw lines for the sides of the glasses. Draw a mouth and stick chocolate jimmies into the top of the Twinkies for hair. Gently press the Twinkie into the frosted cupcake. And done
- Twinkies, halved. If you are making a dozen you’ll need six Twinkies)
- Smarties for eyes. The only problem here is that you have to buy a lot of Smarties to get enough white ones. The ratio of white to colored is pretty bad. If you want to skip that problem, you can buy Altoids, they are the same size, though it’s maybe a little weird to have mints on a cupcake.
- Black icing tube for details
- Chocolate jimmies (sprinkles). The longer ones make better hair, so look for those ones.
- Blue (or whatever color you want) frosting or icing. Color with food coloring
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all cupcake ingredients except sprinkles in bowl; beat on low speed until combined. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in sprinkles.
Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine 1 1/2 cups butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat on medium speed until creamy. Add marshmallow crème; continue beating until well mixed. Set aside.
Create lamb faces by using palm of hand to flatten gumdrops to 1/4-inch thickness. Poke holes into gumdrops for nostrils. Attach candy eyes and licorice pieces for ears, using frosting to adhere. Set aside.
Frost cupcakes, creating mound of frosting in center. Attach 1 lamb face on front 1/3 of each cupcake. Place miniature marshmallows onto cupcakes, pressing into frosting to adhere. Attach licorice pieces or licorice nibs for tails
Cupcakes1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package white cake mix1 cup milk1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened3 Land O Lakes Eggs2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest1 (1.5-ounce) bottle flower-shaped cake sprinklesFrosting1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes Butter, softened2 cups powdered sugar2 teaspoons vanilla2 (7-ounce) jars marshmallow crèmeDecorations1 (10.5-ounce) package miniature marshmallows24 black gumdrops Decorator candy eyes Licorice pieces or licorice nibs
- 2 tablespoons white icing
- 40 mini marshmallows (white or pastel yellow and white)
- yellow food coloring (optional)
- one cupcake
- Frost the cupcake with white icing. To create each piece of "popcorn," cut one mini marshmallow in half and squish the two pieces back together into a whole mini marshmallow, pinching firmly. Pile the finished popcorn onto the frosted cupcake.
- 2For a buttery look, either dilute a drop of yellow food coloring in water and brush it on with a clean paintbrush or mix pastel yellow marshmallows in with the white.
- 3To make the band, cut a strip of construction paper about 1 1/4 inches by 8 inches, or to fit your cupcake, and decorate as shown.
- 4If you're creating many cupcakes, design just one band and color photocopy it. Wrap the band around the cupcake and secure with tape.