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Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes Are The Perfect Summer Treat

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes Are The Perfect Summer Treat

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We are ready for summer and what better way to welcome in the beach weather on the way! Everyone will love these teddy bear beach cupcakes, both delicious and fun to make!

Summer treats for kids are one of our favorite things. The kids are home, we have more time to be in the kitchen together. There’s something about sharing something we made together, which makes it even more tasty! The kids will love making these adorable teddy bear beach cupcakes. Especially all of the little details of the beach and the final touches of putting the teddy bear into his own edible floaty!

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes

Are there substitutions we could make for these teddy bear cupcake decorations?

You could definitely use chocolate teddy grahams instead. Although we used Life Savers gummies for the floaties, you could use peach or watermelon rings or another flavored gummy ring.

Instead of the crushed teddy grahams for the sand, you could substitute crushed graham crackers, brown sugar, or use gold sanding sugar.

Paper or plastic umbrellas, either are very cute and beachy. We made our frosting a classic blue water, but a turquoise water (frosting) also a great option, with matching colored cupcake liners.

Another fun addition would be a round shaped candy to resemble a beach ball. You could easily use any candy shaped like the beach towel we used, fruit by the foot, or even fruit leather, cut to size.

Can you use pre-made cupcake mix for this summer cupcake recipe?

You can absolutely use your favorite cupcake recipe, but we made it even easier and used Betty Crocker boxed white cake mix and whipped vanilla frosting for the cupcakes. You could make the cupcakes chocolate, white, yellow, or even marble. You can also use your favorite buttercream recipe.

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes

 

teddy bear beach cupcakes

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes – Ingredients:

White Cupcakes

Whipped Vanilla Frosting

Blue Food Coloring

Rainbow Candy or Fruit by the Foot

Teddy Bear Shaped Grahams

Crushed Graham Crackers

Ring Shaped Gummies

Fish Shaped Gummies

Paper Drink Umbrellas

How do you make Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes?

Preheat your oven and prepare the cupcakes according to recipe directions. We used Betty Crocker’s white cupcake mix. Add muffin liners to your 12 cupcake/muffin tins. Divide the batter evenly among 12 muffin tins. Bake until the tops spring back or a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be sure to check baking times on the box.

While the cupcakes are cooling on a wire rack, set aside your decorations (teddy grahams, gummy floaties, fish shaped gummies, beach towel candy, paper umbrellas, and “sand”. 

Crush extra teddy grahams into a ziplog bag to resemble sand. We usually use a rolling pin and apply pressure back and forth to make crushed grahams. 

Once the cupcakes are cooled, mix your frosting in a bowl or directly in the container several drops of blue food coloring to resemble beach water. Frost all of the cupcakes with either a frosting spatula, butter knife or piping bag. 

Lightly sprinkle blue sugar onto 6 of the frosted cupcakes.

On the other 6 cupcakes, dip just half of the cupcake at an angle into the “sand”. Sprinkle extra crushed grahams on top for extra thickness.

Place 6 teddy bear grahams into 6 round gummy floaties and 6 teddy bear grahams onto the rainbow candy beach towel (using a toothpick, add a small amount of frosting to the back of the teddy bear so the bear stays on the beach towel). Place each of these teddy bear grahams on each cupcake for a total of 12, 6 “floating in the water” and 6 “sun bathing on their towel.”

Place paper umbrellas in the teddy graham sand and mini fish gummies in the water. We added extra friends onto each cupcake because why not enjoy the beach with a friend or 2!

It’s a beach day today! Have fun!

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes

teddy bear beach cupcakes

Teddy Bear Beach Cupcakes

We are ready for summer and what better way to welcome in the beach weather on the way! Everyone will love these teddy bear beach cupcakes, both delicious and fun to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • White Cupcakes we used Betty Crocker white cake mix
  • Whipped Vanilla Frosting we used Betty Crocker frosting
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Rainbow Candy or Fruit by the Foot
  • Teddy Bear Shaped Grahams
  • Crushed Graham Crackers (use extra teddy grahams)
  • Ring and Fish Shaped Gummies
  • Paper Drink Umbrellas

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven and prepare the cupcakes according to recipe directions. We used Betty Crocker's white cupcake mix. Add muffin liners to your 12 cupcake/muffin tins. Divide the batter evenly among 12 muffin tins. Bake until the tops spring back or a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be sure to check baking times on the box.
    While the cupcakes are cooling on a wire rack, set aside your decorations (teddy grahams, gummy floaties, fish shaped gummies, beach towel candy, paper umbrellas, and "sand". 
    Crush extra teddy grahams into a ziplog bag to resemble sand. We usually use a rolling pin and apply pressure back and forth to make crushed grahams. 
    Once the cupcakes are cooled, mix your frosting in a bowl or directly in the container several drops of blue food coloring to resemble beach water. Frost all of the cupcakes with either a frosting spatula, butter knife or piping bag. 
    Lightly sprinkle blue sugar onto 6 of the frosted cupcakes.
    On the other 6 cupcakes, dip just half of the cupcake at an angle into the "sand". Sprinkle extra crushed grahams on top for extra thickness.
    Place 6 teddy bear grahams into 6 round gummy floaties and 6 teddy bear grahams onto the rainbow candy beach towel (using a toothpick, add a small amount of frosting to the back of the teddy bear so the bear stays on the beach towel). Place each of these teddy bear grahams on each cupcake for a total of 12, 6 "floating in the water" and 6 "sun bathing on their towel."
    Place paper umbrellas in the teddy graham sand and mini fish gummies in the water. We added extra friends onto each cupcake because why not enjoy the beach with a friend or 2!

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Jodi is a fun-loving mom of two boys, ages 16 and 11, who live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a stay-at-home mom over the years she has taken on the role of renovating just about every space in their home. She enjoys photography, being a brand partner for Young Living essential oils, sports, reading, crafts, exercise, cooking, plants and gardening. Her love language is acts of service and she’s an Enneagram type two, wing three. Follow her on Instagram @jodileigham

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