Cupcakes Are Perfect for Kids
If you are looking for new ideas for your kids' birthday, cupcakes are a great option. Their small size makes cupcakes easily customizable and perfect for smaller hands.
Germfree Candle Blowing
Even if you are having a full-size cake, there are valid reasons to have cupcakes, too. A single cupcake with a candle for the birthday child to make a wish on is a way to keep germ-spreading to a minimum.
Edible Party Favors
Beautifully decorated cupcakes in single serving boxes make perfect take home party favors.
If your child loves creepy, crawly bugs, these insect cupcakes will hit the spot. Use candy and colored frosting to design party-perfect bugs. Some candies to try are:
- Gummy worms
- Chocolate chips
- Malted chocolate balls
- M & Ms
- Candy corn
For a sweet, nonscary take on bugs, try these ladybug cupcakes. These are perfect for a birthday tea party.
If your child has a Halloween birthday, or simply adores monsters, create fun monster cupcakes. Start with dark chocolate batter, add orange frosting, and then fashion monster faces out of colored frosting and candy.
Hooray for Hula
Hawaiian, tropical, or luau parties are enriched by hula girl cupcakes. Party supply stores carry these and similar cupcake toppers. Simply make your favorite cupcakes, stick in the hula girls, and you're ready to go! For extra tropical points, use tropical pineapple and coconut in your cupcakes.
Select Creative Liners
Decorative cupcake liners are readily available, so make use of them! For elegant parties, use simple foil liners. For bright, bold bashes, use colorful liners. These polka dotted liners provide a lovely contrast to the cupcakes.
Use Color to Your Advantage
Rainbow-colored chocolate sprinkles are commonly used as kids birthday cupcake toppings, but sprinkles come in a wide array of colors and shapes. Choose sprinkles that best complement your party's colors and theme.
Top Kids Birthday Cupcakes
Sugar flowers make sweet cupcakes even sweeter. These cupcakes feature buttercream frosting topped with pastel flowers.
Pretty in Pastels
Candy coated dots in pastels and metallic shimmers are beautiful toppings for vanilla or buttercream frosting. These cupcakes are suited for princess, Barbie, and other girly themes.
Top it With Flowers
Flowers, either real or fake, make beautiful cupcake toppers. Just make sure that the flowers you use are safe to be near food.
Make use of layers to create visually appealing displays. Whipped cream icing, fudge, fondant, buttercream, and toppings can all be layered.
This stunning display features vanilla cupcakes with coordinating fondant oak leaves. A mini cake in complementary colors rounds out the grouping.
Cupcake decorations do not have to be complicated to be effective. In fact, sometimes simple is better. This sweetly simple design features fondant along with a pastel pink and blue color combo.