Kid Cupcakes (part 1): Sunshine and Rainbows Cupcakes

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We celebrated my beautiful Curly Girls’s third birthday this week. I just can’t believe time has flown like this.

Being the DIY momma that I am, I naturally had to come up with a cute cupcake idea. Since girly is now at an age where she can make choices for herself, I searched for an online slideshow of kids cupcake ideas and went through it her so that she could pick out her design. The winners were… Suns and rainbows! (I’m sure the gummy worms and candy corn didn’t influence her decision at all!)

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Sunshine Cupcakes: yellow frosting, candy corn rays, m&m eyes and gel frosting smiles

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Rainbow Cupcakes: blue frosting, “brite crawler” gummy worms, marshmallow clouds

Homemade frosting? Of course! Never buy that chemical canned stuff. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 cup of softened butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of milk or whipping cream
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup

Whip until well blended and fluffy!

Just drop in food coloring to get the color you need.

Like cupcakes?

monkey cupcakes for gigi's birthday

monkey cupcakes for gigi’s birthday

Here are pictures of a couple of my other favorites!

Monkey cupcakes that are decorated with Nilla Wafers for the face, mini Nilla Wafers cut in half for ears and some simple gel frosting for the eyes, nose and mouth.

Owl cupcakes that are decorated with oreo cookies, chocolate frosting and Reese’s Pieces eyes and nose.

owl cupcakes (to announce gigi!)

owl cupcakes (to announce gigi!)

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