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Decorating Cupcakes & Cakes

Updated on May 26, 2016
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I love cooking & creating my own fun food masterpieces. I also enjoy sharing my own recipes including my decorative cake & cupcake tutorials

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Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes and Specialty Cakes

I love decorating cupcakes and cakes for special occasions. I especially enjoy decorating unique cupcakes and original cake designs. I have published several cake and cupcake decorating tutorials right here on Hubpages and I am thrilled to be able to share my cake and cupcake decorating instructions with you!

Whether you are looking for animal cupcakes or cakes, special occasion cupcakes or cakes, or just easy cupcakes to decorate, there is a cake or cupcake featured for all.


All photos below are linked to Step by Step instructions for decorating each featured cake or cupcake.


ANIMAL CUPCAKES

Panda             Horse

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Panda Cupcakes

You will be amazed how how easy these adorable Panda cupcakes are to create.

All you need are baked cupcakes, Oreo cookies, miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, chocolate Cheerio cereal, frosting and a small tube of black decorating gel.

Decorating these cupcakes is a lot of fun and they are always a hit at any party, but especially for children's birthday parties.


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Horse Cupcakes

The Horse cupcakes are a bit more difficult than the Panda cupcakes above. They require more time and patience, but they are loved just as much, or more than any other cupcake I have ever created.

I highly recommend reading through the instructions before you begin. I have freely shared suggestions that will help making these cupcakes easier.

Before you know it, you will be a Horse cupcake decorating pro!


ANIMAL CAKES

Kitty Cat Cake & Snake Cake

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Kitty Cat Cake

This specialty kitty cat cake is actually easier to construct than it may look!

By cutting two standard round cakes into pieces, using the provided template, you can easily recreate this pretty kitty.

As you can see, I made a white coconut kitty cake, but you can make this cake with any cake/color combination! Even a beautiful black cat for Halloween!


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Snake Cake

I always enjoy a challenge!

For the year of the snake, my son drew and designed a Coral Snake that we could break down into parts and devise a way to make a snake cake.

Together, we found just the right molds, techniques, and decorating ingredients to make the snake.

We share all of our secrets to make this awesome snake cake in the article linked below the photo.

FLORAL CAKES & CUPCAKES

Floral Cake      Floral Cupcakes

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Floral Tier Cake

Marshmallow Flower Tier Cake

Since I absolutely love flowers, it seems only reasonable that I would want to make a floral design cake.

I discovered a tier cake pan that actually makes it easy to make a filled tier cake. After I baked the cake, I decorated it with marshmallow flowers.

You will want to visit "How to Decorate a Tier Cake with Flowers" to find out specifics about the tier cake pan and see the easy directions, with lots of photos, for making the marshmallow flowers.

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Floral Cupcakes

Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

Give an individual flower to each party guest with these beautiful Flower Cupcakes.

The flower cupcakes are really very easy to make and quite tasty!

They are sure to be the talk of any luncheon, garden party, shower, reception, etc., but you don't have to tell anyone how easy they are to make.

HOLIDAY CUPCAKES & CAKES

Christmas     Halloween     Valentines

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Christmas Cupcakes

Building these Snowman Cupcakes is almost as much fun as building a real snowman and a whole lot warmer.

After you assemble the basic snowman cupcake, there are tons of ways to decorate and finish your snowman cupcake. They can easily become the most "original" cupcake you will ever create.

When I wrote this article, I used a variety of candy pieces to decorate the face and added a "scarf" to each one. The scarf is great way to hide the neck where the cupcakes are joined.

This cupcake is a crafters' dream!


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Valentines Day Cupcakes

You can probably tell by looking at the photo that these Heart cupcakes for Valentine's Day are very easy to decorate.

After polling my family and friends, it seems everyone had a different favorite cupcake from this group, so perhaps offering a variety of choices at your party would be appreciated.

The important thing is that we show our love on Valentine's Day!


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Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes are all about having fun with the classic Halloween images like bats, witches and ghosts.

I used tasty Devil's food cupcakes that did not require frosting for many of these cupcakes. With a bit of confectioners sugar, we had awesome decorated Halloween cupcakes.

As you can see in the photo, I did frost a few that I wanted to "sparkle." The instructions for creating all of these cupcakes, including the sparkly ones, are shared here.


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Easy Ghost Castle Cake for Halloween

This Is The Perfect Cake to Allow Children to Help Make!

We love Halloween in our home and I have always enjoyed designing creations that my children could help me make.

This past year, my son not only helped me create a Halloween cake, but he helped design it. This cake truly was the result of a fun collaboration between Sylvestermouse & Son. I have no idea how many walls we tore down, literally and figuratively, before we finished.

I believe any parent and child would have fun recreating this Ghost Castle Cake!

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Chocolate Ghost Train Cake

A Companion Piece for the Ghost Castle Cake

I believe Halloween should be a fun time for children. It is a great opportunity to encourage and help them develop their creativity.

This Chocolate Ghost Train Cake is an easy no bake Halloween cake that was also designed by Sylvestermouse & Son.

Let me warn you though, this Ghost trains carries loads of laughter and fun!

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Cupcake Pumpkin for Halloween

This Cupcake Pumpkin is super easy to prepare!

By simply arranging the cupcakes, frosting them together, like you would a cake, and adding the details, this Halloween treat is truly fast and easy.

This type of cupcake display gives you the big look of a decorated cake, without the cutting mess. It really is a pull-apart cake :)

You will not want to miss this one!


EASY CUPCAKES & CAKES TO DECORATE

Fall Cupcakes      Stenciled Cupcakes     Stenciled Cake

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Fall Cupcakes

In our community, many of the schools and churches host a Harvest Festival.

These Fall Cupcakes are very easy to make and are a popular addition to the Cake Walk table of treats.

You can either wrap them separately for more games or give them all together as one prize.

Either way, they make a lovely and tasty treat!


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Easy Stenciled Cupcakes

In the article, How to Stencil Cupcakes, I give instructions featuring several different products that make stenciling cupcakes a breeze.

This is a great way for any beginner to decorate a beautiful cupcake.

This method of decorating cupcakes is the perfect way to include children and help them create their own works of art in baking :)


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Halloween Bat Cake

Stenciled Cake Design

Stenciling is also a fast and easy way to decorate a cake!

I whipped this cake together quickly for a party in a little less than 2 hrs. total time.

Not only was it delicious, but the Bat Cake was perfect for the Halloween party.

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More to Come ..........

Since I started writing for Squidoo, I have gotten in the habit of photographing the process every time I make a new cupcake or cake. It seems I am constantly experimenting or dreaming up new ways to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

Please come back soon. You never know when I will add a new decorated cake or cupcake tutorial here. After all, birthdays and holidays have a way of returning every year :)


Cake and Cupcake Presentation

Show Off Your Decorated Cupcakes!

Midwest CBK White Twelve Arm Cupcake Tower
Midwest CBK White Twelve Arm Cupcake Tower

Spotlight your beautiful creations with this lovely tower created just for cupcakes!

Available in white or black

 

Display Your Beautifully Decorated Cake

Gracie China 8-Inch Victorian Rose Fine Porcelain Round Pedestal Cake Stand Off White
Gracie China 8-Inch Victorian Rose Fine Porcelain Round Pedestal Cake Stand Off White

It has been said that presentation is everything!

With a beautifully decorated cake, it doesn't have to be a ghastly expensive cake plate. Simply one that provides the right background and setting for your masterpiece.

 

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      THESE ARE REALLY CUTE, AND APPEAR EASY TO DECORATE!!!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are wonderful ideas. I seldom bake but I love to look at new design ideas.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are wonderful ideas. I seldom bake but I love to look at new design ideas.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Panda and horse cupcakes are my favorite!

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Love Love Love these cupcakes. The panda and horse are so cute!! Thank you for sharing :)

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      This lens has made me hungry!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Gorgeous! Stunning decorations make them that much better tasting!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I just love your cupcake lenses!! Great compilation! Blessed!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I'm really starting to love the idea of cupcakes. They are so pretty and such fun to eat!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      Beautiful cupcakes for just about every occasion...you may just turn me into a baker yet!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      @clouda9 lm: Oh, I definitely am a cupcake nut! Believe me, I took it in a good way too :) I love playing around, decorating and experimenting with cupcakes. Even when the decoration doesn't go exactly the way I wish on each one, we still love the taste of the cupcakes. Just between you and me, we have found that once the cupcakes are eaten, we only remember them as beautiful and perfect. lol

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Delicious bites at every scroll. I think you are a cupcake nut <---I mean that in a very good way...lol!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      I love them all! Angel blessed

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love the panda cake.

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      These are so awesome. I love the horse and the snowman. I think the snowman would be great to serve at a Christmas party.

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      seashell2 6 years ago

      These look like lots of fun! :-)

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      The cupcake designs are adorable.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      cutest ideas for decorating. some look easy enough for me to try. :)

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      Teri Hansen 6 years ago

      I never do good visiting cupcake lenses I always leave hungry :) But seriously, I love the ideas you have shared and they inspire me to try some. I think my daughter and I would have loads of fun decorating.

      I need to create a cupcake lens just so I can use this cool template. Kudos!

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      TeacherRenee 6 years ago

      Yum, yum, yum!

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Learned a lot here and checked out the stenciled cupcakes. Thanks for the great information.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love the panda cupcake! Nice lens!

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      Yum!

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      The horse and Valentines cupcakes are so cute!!

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I've been hoping you'd do a cupcake lensography! Mmmmmmmmmmm

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      I love the way you've presented this lensography - bigger piccies and more info than just using the featured lens module. Great job.

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      Somebody make the coffee! :)