Cupcakes for Kids and Fun Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Beach Bear Cupcake

Cupcakes for Kids are fun for kids to eat. They make great deluxe sweets gifts.

Are you a grandma that will spend an afternoon with your grandkids or a mom that is babysitting your child and their friends for a Saturday? Entertain and feed them a dessert that they're sure to enjoy. However, if you'd like the kids to help these recipes are great to get them involved and to learn
and practice some valuable cupcake
decorating skills. Cupcake decorating can
be easy and fun and open new doors for
kids to learn other baking and decorating skills.

Check out the fun cupcake decorations below!


Bear by the Beach Cupcakes

Whether it's the heat of summer or dead of winter who doesn't like to go to the beach? Have fun with one of the more unique cupcakes for kids decorations.

  • Vanilla cupcakes
  • Paper umbrellas/parasols
  • Life Saver candies(preferably gummy kind) or similar shaped cereal
  • Gummy bears or graham cracker bears
  • Yellow colored sugar
  • 1 package vanilla frosting with blue food coloring

Ocean: Create blue frosting in a small bowl and then spread on one half of cooled cupcake.

Beach: On other half spread vanilla frosting then heavly sprinkle yellow sugar on top.

Bear on raft: place Life saver in "water" and bear on top. Cut sharp end of paper umbrella to remove point then stick "sand".


Cat Cupcakes

  • Vanilla or chocolate cupcakes
  • Vanilla or Chocolate Frosting
  • Red String Licorice
  • Candy Corn
  • Chocoloate Chips

Cover the cupcakes with the frosting. Whiskers and Ears: Add the licorice for the whiskers coming out from the center and the candy corns on top for the ears. Eyes and nose: Add the chocolate chips to make eyes and nose. Yummy cupcakes for kids!


Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Marshmallow ears with pink sugar and chocolate eyes and mouth make for some tasty cupcakes for kids.

  • Vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 package vanilla frosting
  • 1 package marshmallows (regular size)
  • Pink colored sugar
  • 1 big bag M&Ms®
  • Jelly beans
  • Shredded Coconut
  • 1 package black licorice
  • 1 package red licorice

Spread white icing on top of cupcake.
Cut a marshmallow in half from middle with marshmallow standing on end to use as ears. Turn ears upside down to expose sticky side then spread pink sugar on top. Use two M&M candies for eyes and a pink jelly bean for a nose. Turn black licorice string into whiskers and red licorice string for a small mouth. Cover entire cupcake with coconut for fur.


Octopus Cupcakes

Now these are cool cupcakes for kids! These will make for some fun cupcake decorating and fun eatin'!

  • Chocolate or vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 package vanilla frosting
  • Purple food coloring
  • Purple sugar
  • Gummy worms (eight per cupcake so get enough)
  • M&Ms®

Remove paper from cupcake and turn upside down onto plate. Spread purple icing over the whole cupcake then sprinkle purple sugar over top. Stick eight gummy worms into the cupcake around the bottom and add two candy eyes on the side.


Butterfly Cupcakes

  • Vanilla or chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 package vanilla frosting
  • 1 package food coloring
  • 1 package of writing gel
  • choice of candies for eyes
  • Red string licorice

Cut a slice off the top of the cupcake so that the top is flat. Save the part you cut off (don't eat it). Frost the flat top of the cupcake with whatever color you like. Cut the cut-off cupcake top in half, making two semicircles. Stick these into the frosting to make wings. You can put spots or stripes on the wings if you like, or just leave them plain. Add two candy eyes and two licorice antennae.


Spider Cupcakes

  • Vanilla or Chocolate Cupcakes
  • White Frosting
  • Red or Black String Licorice
  • Dark Chocolate Hershey Kisses
  • Junior Mints

Frost the cupcakes with choice of chocolate or vanilla. Cut licorice into 6 pieces about 2 inches long and 2 pieces about ½ inch long. Head and Body: Stick Kiss in center upside down for the body and the junior mint above it for the head. Legs: Place the longer pieces of licorice on the side of the body(Kiss) and the two short pieces above them below the head.

Thank you for visiting cupcakes for kids. There will be more cupcake decorating ideas coming and soon you will submit your ideas too and vote on eachothers' creations.


Ladybug Cupcakes

Ladybug Cupcakes

These are one of those cupcakes for kids that are real fun to make because it gives you and your kids the chance to use multiple cupcake decorating techniques.

  • Vanilla and Chocoalte Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Red Colored Sugar
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Black Gel Writing Icing
  • Junior Mints

Frost the cupcakes then cover surface with red sugar. Draw a line vertically down the middle then stick chocolate chips upside down to make the spots. Stick the Junior Mint on one end of line to create head then use toothpick to stick two dots of frosting to create eyes.


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