Easy To Do Creative Cupcake Ideas

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Decorating cupcakes can be easier than you may think! Try these ideas for cupcakes that are creative and have a WOW factor that will please even the pickiest of eaters! Just bake your favorite cupcake recipe and then embellish the top with these techniques for fun cupcakes that you can’t wait to pass out!

Here are EASY TO DO CREATIVE CUPCAKE IDEAS that we just adore!

 

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candy cupcakes

DECORATE WITH CANDY

Decorating cupcakes with candy is one of the easiest ways to make the cupcake tops pop!

There are so many options available and you can pick semi-large pieces of candy or small candy pieces, like sprinkles.

Using candy to make holiday-themed cupcakes is always a great idea, too.  Think candy hearts for Valentine’s Day, marshmallow peeps for Easter, chocolate ghosts for Halloween, and miniature candy canes for Christmas.

 

 

 

fruit cupcakes

EMBELLISH WITH FRESH FRUIT

Embellishing cupcakes with fresh fruit is a lovely way to make cupcakes that look understated but elegant.

Always try to pick fresh fruit that is in season that goes with the cake flavor you’ve selected. Raspberries and blueberries are probably the most commonly used fruit toppings, but you can really use just about any fruit.  We’ve seen peach slices, mangos, strawberries, cherries, even banana slices!

 

 

 

tag cupcakes

DO USE PAPER FLAGS, TAGS, AND MORE!

One of our favorite ways to make cupcakes look creative is to use paper flags, tags, mustaches, printables, and more.

You can download almost any cupcake topper for any occasion for free online and stick it in your cupcake with a toothpick. This is a great way to make your cupcakes match a party theme when you are making cupcakes for a particular party theme.

If you are in a pinch and just want to embellish your cupcake with paper but don’t want to download a printable, try making a washi tape flag!

 

 

 

color frosting cupcakes

MAKE THEM POP WITH COLOR!

Cupcakes topped with frosting that is colored with gel food coloring really packs a punch.  Frosting that has been colored with gel food coloring has a more saturated color than liquid food coloring and usually a more diverse color palette.  Try using mixed and matched cupcake liners and then use a variety of frosting colors for an explosion of color on your cupcakes that is crowd-pleasing.

If you are wondering about different icing techniques on cupcakes, then you need to get a kit with different icing tips along with an icing piping bag. We recommend getting the round tip, the closed star tip, the open star tip, and the french swirl tip.  Using the different tips will also give your cupcakes a different look that is fabulous, creative, and fun!

 

 

Do you have any creative cupcake ideas we’ve missed

 

 

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cherry cupcakes

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Elmo and Cookie monster cupcakes

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