Octopus Cupcakes

Octopus Cupcakes

Summer may have just come to an official close, but we think it’s totally acceptable to go ahead and enjoy these octopus cupcakes anyway.

With a basic vanilla base and traditional buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are cute, creative and still yummy. Can you ask for more?

Source: The First Year

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

One word. Scrumptious. These carrot cake cupcakes are so good, and you’ll never even realize there’s carrot in them (except that you made them, so you know…)

I just need to share with you how delectable these really are, and that they are a must-try recipe. That is, of course, if you like carrots and cream cheese. ;-)

Source: Sweetopia

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Turtle Cupcakes

Turtle Cupcakes

There’s something about turtles that I find so endearing. I don’t know if it’s their slow but determined way of getting about or how they can disappear into the ‘homes’ they carry on their backs. Either way, they’re a fascinating creature.

When you bite into this cupcake, you’ll find a chocolate turtle surprise! Hope you like my sweet version of these ancient fellows and definitely enjoy this decadent chocolate cupcake with a tall glass of milk.

Source: Sweetopia

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White Chocolate Cupcakes with the Best White Icing

White Chocolate Cupcakes with the Best White Icing

Sometimes it’s cool to go a little more “vanilla,” even if that actually means white chocolate. These cupcakes give the color white a whole new meaning, one that hides delicious richness and a bit of childhood nostalgia.

Perfected vanilla cupcakes topped with a homemade white chocolate frosting and circus animal cookies, these little babies are the perfect way to start off any week, or any day, for that matter!

Source: Baking with Gab

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Pink Squirrel Cocktail Inspired Cupcakes

Pink Squirrel Cocktail Inspired Cupcakes

I love pink glittery Christmas decor, and it seems to be showing up in my baked goods, too! This cupcake is inspired by the retro ‘Pink Squirrel’ cocktail. The drink is a bit like a milkshake served in a martini glass (yes please) and it’s flavored with crème de noyaux (almond liquor) and crème de cocoa.

I really had fun with this recipe and translated ‘Pink Squirrel’ into something more literal. I made my own glittering pink squirrel toppers from ready-made gum paste, a squirrel cookie cutter and glitter. You can find a cookie cutter similar to the one I used here.

Source: Sprinkle Bakes

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Froggy Cupcakes

Froggy Cupcakes

These sweet little frog inspired cupcakes are made from buttercream and the very best vanilla cupcakes!

These frog cupcakes were suggested by (ok, they flat out begged) my kids. We had fun figuring out a way to do them that was easy but still looked like a frog. You do NOT want to see the very first ones we made! Words like “blob” and “scary” come to mind.

Source: I am baker

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Honey and Orange Cupcakes

Honey & Orange Cupcakes

What an oh-so-sweet combination honey and orange makes, and there’s no better way to serve this combo than in a cupcake. What makes these cupcakes so extra special and cute? They’re topped with adorable little marzipan bees! These babies are bursting with orange, including orange juice, orange zest and orange extract, and even the buttercream topping has a touch of orange flavor. If you’re in the market for a refreshing, slightly healthy sweet treat, you’ve stumbled upon gold.

Source: The Baking Explorer

 

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Baby Chick Cupcakes

Baby Chick Cupcakes

One big trend right now when it comes to cupcakes is cuppies, which are mini versions of the standard cupcakes. So when you whip up a batch of these and adorn them with these beautiful baby chicks, you’re sure to have a real hit on your dessert list. They are made with a modified whipped buttercream icing recipe, easy as adding some food coloring. So go ahead and get a batch of chicks nesting on those delectable cupcakes that your family is waiting for.

Source: I am baker.

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Elmo Cupcakes

Elmo Cupcakes

No doubt your clan would like any of the Sesame Street character cupcakes, but we bet that Elmo becomes their favorite. Not just because they look so darn cute, but because they taste yummy too! Good buttercream frosting makes Elmo’s fur look so realistic. A whole bunch of Elmos can be made using this chocolate batter, then tinting the buttercream frosting with a mix of red and orange coloring.

Source: I Am Baker

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Shark Fin Cupcakes

Shark Fin Cupcakes

WATCH OUT! SHAAAARK!….did I scare you? If I didn’t, maybe these deliciously frightening cupcakes will. These fluffy white cupcakes have been magically turned into wonderful morsels of blue goodness with a little food dye, and with the right frosting job, the most adorable…I mean scary…shark fins appear. These would be great for celebrating Shark Week or a sea-themed party for your favorite little one.

Source: I Am Baker

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