teddy beach cupcakes

teddy beach cupcakes

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Summer’s starting and here is a fun recipe from Betty Crocker which lets you create a beach scene on top of a cupcake. It’s made out of blue frosting with little teddy grahams hanging out on the beach in all kinds of ways, with beach umbrellas and fish and more. For the sand you can crush the teddy grahams, or use graham crackers. They also suggest brown sugar, but that seems a bit too much for me — brown sugar on top of frosting!? Anyway, they turn out really fun for a party or just as something to make on a summer day when the kids are “bored”.

Teddy-at-the-Beach Cupcakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2 drops blue food color
1 cup Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting (from 12-oz container)
1 roll (from 4.5-oz box) Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack (any flavor)
1/2 cup teddy bear-shaped graham snacks, crushed, or brown sugar
1 tablespoon blue sugar or edible glitter, if desired
12 teddy bear-shaped graham snacks
6 paper drink umbrellas or small plastic umbrellas, if desired
6 ring-shaped gummy candies
6 multi-colored fish-shaped crackers

1. Heat oven to 350°F for shiny metal pans (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

2. In large bowl, make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

3. Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Tightly wrap 12 cupcakes; freeze for a later use.

4. Stir blue food color into frosting until blended. Frost cupcakes with frosting.

5. Cut 6 (1 1/2-inch) pieces from fruit snack roll; peel off paper backing. Use fruit snack, crushed graham snacks, blue sugar, teddy bear-shaped snacks, umbrellas, gummy candies and fish-shaped crackers to decorate cupcakes as shown in photo or as desired.

9 Responses

  1. meagan:)

    what also works good is a piece of gum as a raft instead of the friut roll ups. but if you do use gum i would suggest useinga thicker gum likejucy friut or extar and not like stirde or trident and roll it up so the the teddy has a little pillow for his head on the raft and so you dont have to discard extar gum

  2. CuteEverything

    That’s a great idea! I love the Fruit Stripe gum for a striped towel! Thanks!

  3. Laurie

    these are absolutely adorable… i keep waiting for the perfect moment to make these, but seattle weather ruins the beachy theme 🙁

    i’ll keep waiting… i have everything ready!

    question though, i keep staring at the teddy grahams inside the lifesavers… do they actually fit? I’m thinking if they don’t I’d just break them in half and stick them on with frosting… i guess trying is believing.

  4. CuteEverything

    I think you are right about putting them on with frosting. Unless you get the super cute tiny teddy grahams. I’ve seen them in individual packs for putting in kid’s lunches, they are soo cute!! Maybe you can have grown up and kid teddys at the beach:)

    I hope you get to make them soon!!! Have fun!

  5. CuteEverything

    Oh, I just had another thought, they sell mini Goldfish crackers and that would be really fun/cute, too!!! Thanks for commenting!

  6. Patti @ Bakeifyblog

    These are so cute!! I know you did them a year ago, but my friend just found them and linked them to me. Very clever idea.

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  9. Debbie

    You could also use gum balls for the beach balls.

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