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Fun Cupcake Ideas: The Yummiest Cupcakes Ever

Updated on October 19, 2014

You can do anything with cupcakes these days. They're all the rage for birthday parties, holiday parties, and even weddings.

From simple sprinkles, to intricate designs, cupcakes can be anything you want them to be. They're perfect to dress up or dress down for any special occasion.

Here are some fun cupcake ideas I hope you will enjoy. I've included some fun ideas for parties, and holidays, I've tried to keep it simple, so you can recreate the look at home.

Baseball Cupcakes

Baseball Cupcakes

These baseball cupcakes are easy to make.

I used the Wilton Mini Bar Pan to bake the cupcakes, and Wilton decorating tip #3 round for the ball laces and #16 for the star to cover the cupcakes in white icing.

They really were simple to make. I covered a cookie sheet in Wilton Silver Fanci Foil Wrap for the final display.

Baseball Cupcake Supplies

Wilton Mini Ball Pan
Wilton Mini Ball Pan

This is the perfect pan to help you make your baseball cupcakes.

 

How To Make Red Velvet Cupcakes

Fun Cupcake Idea Books

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make
Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make

Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store. Americas favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of Americas top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items.With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kids birthday plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party trot out a line of confectionery pupcakes for a dog fancier serve sausage and pepperoni pizza cupcakes for April Fools Day bewitch trick-or-treaters with chilly ghost chocolate cupcakes create holidays on icing with turkey cupcake place cards, a white cupcake Christmas wreath, and Easter egg cupcakes. No baking skills or fancy pastry equipment is required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun.

 
Cupcake Magic: Little Cakes with Attitude (The Magic Baking Series)
Cupcake Magic: Little Cakes with Attitude (The Magic Baking Series)

Kate Shirazi makes beautiful and irreverently decorated cupcakes with eggs from her own free-range flock of hens rescued from laying cages—they are cupcakes with both conscience and attitude. Combining a simple, straightforward approach to cooking and an insatiable appetite for cake, here is a collection of delicious new recipes and fun designs for cupcakes. A lively, colorful book packed with baking tips, captivating new cake designs, modern photography, and delightful illustrations, it is split into low-fuss, middle-fuss, and high-fuss recipes, with ideas for sweet and savory, children and adults, and seasonal and special occasion designs. There is also a section devoted to ingredients and equipment. The author writes in such an informal style and with such enthusiasm and humor that any reader will soon share her passion for cupcakes!

 
Bake Me I'm Yours Cupcake: Over 100 Excuses to Indulge
Bake Me I'm Yours Cupcake: Over 100 Excuses to Indulge

Cupcakes are all the rage, with `cupcakeries' such as New York's Magnolia Bakery leading the way.

Cupcakes are now an established alternative to the traditional cake at weddings and other celebrations.

The first book to combine recipes with a celebration of the joy of cupcakes themselves.

This indulgent, beautifully photographed, yet totally practical celebration of the world of cupcakes features 100 ideas for baking, decorating, displaying, serving and consuming cupcakes--the small cake with BIG potential. Recipes include a range of yummy sponge cakes, icings and frostings, while ideas for embellishment and display show that the sky's the limit. Includes suggestions for incorporating cupcakes into every occasion, from chic weddings and cute baby showers to festive Christmas parties and sassy girls' nights in. Written by two experts in the world of cupcakes who know just how cupcake connoisseurs want their creations to look and taste.

 

4th Of July Cupcake Flag

Here's a summer cupcake idea for Memorial Day, The Fourth of July, or any summer party. I used mini cupcakes to put this one together, but it would work just as well for regular sized cupcakes. It takes 48 cupcakes total to make the flag.

Complete Cupcake Flag Instructions

Just In Time For The Kung Fu Panda Premiere: Panda Cupcakes

I made a panda cupcake by piping white icing with a Wilton # 12 tip, just squeeze the icing, and let it build up.

I also used the #12 tip to pipe icing up one side, across the top, and back down to form the panda's arms and shoulders.

Full Panda cupcake instructions

Jungle Cupcakes

Last summer we had a jungle theme birthday party for my nephews. My sister made jungle animal cupcakes with little palm trees. They weren't too difficult to make, but they did take a little time.

Complete Jungle Cupcake Instructions

Martha Stewart Cupcake Contest Winners

Cupcake Stand For Fabulous Cupcake Displays!

Simple Halloween Cupcake Ideas

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Ice your cupcakes with chocolate icing, and add pumpkin candies to the top. Have your preschooler add chocolate sprinkles, to make your icing look like a muddy field. You can also use gel icing to add vines and leaves to your pumpkins.

Spider Web Cupcakes

Ice your cupcakes with white icing, use black gel icing to create a spider web pattern to the top of the cupcake. You can also add a plastic spider ring to each cupcake for a finishing touch.

Candy Corn Pinwheel Cupcakes

Ice your cupcakes with white, chocolate, or yellow icing. Add a few fall sprinkles to the center of the cupcake. Add 8 candy corns around the sprinkles to create a pinwheel, or daisy shape.

Rest In Peace Cupcakes

Ice your cupcakes with chocolate icing. Insert a chocolate covered graham cookie to make a tombstone, with RIP written across the top with white gel icing. Add chocolate sprinkles to the cupcake for a finishing touch.

These cupcakes would be a wonderful treat to take to a Halloween, or Harvest party.

JACK-O-LANTERN CUPCAKE PAN

Jack-O-Lantern Cupcake Pan. Serve pumpkin-shaped cupcakes at your Halloween party! All treats are sweeter when they come in fun shapes! This 8 1/2" metal pan makes 4 cupcakes. Non-stick. Dishwasher safe.

Pink, red, or white icing with candies, or heart sprinkles would all be oh so simple, but a wonderful crowd pleaser at your son or daughter's Valentines day party.

Make the cupcake your Valentine by writing your message right on the cupcake, or attach a small flag to the top of a toothpick with your Valentines Day message written or printed on the flag. Insert the other end of the toothpick into the cupcake to create a cute little edible Valentine, with a special message for your sweetie.

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    • HuggsX3 LM profile image

      HuggsX3 LM 

      5 years ago

      I love cupcakes! :D

    • theallin1writer profile image

      theallin1writer 

      5 years ago

      You can never go wrong with cupcakes :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Have to admit I am very partial to cupcakes and now I have grandchildren, I will enjoy making them with them when they get a little older. I love the Jungle themed cupcakes :)

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      LynetteBell 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Nice lens. Love cupcakes!

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      LynetteBell 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Nice lens. Love cupcakes!

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      cupcakeideas2011 

      6 years ago

      It was indeed a yummy cupcake! A perfect cupcake for father's day or boys birthday party.

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      iris1972 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens. They really look so good.

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      seosmm 

      6 years ago

      They look so good! Very nice lens!

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      RecipePublishing 

      7 years ago

      Cupcakes are little works of heaven

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      blanckj 

      7 years ago

      These are great. Thanks for sharing.

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      ohcaroline 

      7 years ago

      All of you cupcake bakers and decorators are whetting my appetite to do some for myself. Your cupcakes are adorable.

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      kt_glasses 

      7 years ago

      so many beautifuk cupcakes!

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      JJNW 

      7 years ago from USA

      Pretty cute! We share a love of cupcakes. Really adorable how they are being used lately! Nice lens!

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      andreaberrios lm 

      9 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for the information.

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      auberginecouch 

      9 years ago

      These look amazing!

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      SherryHolderHunt 

      10 years ago

      Filled with lots of great ideas, thanks!

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