Cupcakes make everything more fun! They always feel festive and they work for just about any occasion—as long as you have some great cupcake decorating ideas. Ree Drummond is a big fan of the dessert, and has tons of great cupcake recipes on her site, like these chocolate cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes, marble cupcakes... the list goes on and on. But even cupcake experts can use a few new ideas from time to time—especially if you're getting a little bored with your tried-and-true frosting and sprinkles look.
You don't need to be a pastry expert to make great bakery-worthy cupcakes, because there are so many easy ways to transform them from expected birthday party classics into pro-style treats. Check out these pretty floral creations that are perfect for Mother’s Day or a bridal shower or bright, fun cupcakes that will make a kid’s birthday party or a classroom celebration extra special. And for people who like fruity treats, scroll down for a few that will make you feel like you’re on an island vacation. No parties coming up? No problem! You never really need a reason to bake them—cupcakes are welcome every day! These fun cupcake decorating ideas will give you some inspiration for your next batch!
A sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs and a pretty lime wedge are all you need to give your cupcakes a polished look. Bonus points if you add matching cupcake liners.
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Lovely and fragrant edible lavender is the perfect topper for these easy floral treats. A little purple food coloring in the frosting makes them look extra pretty.
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Easiest idea ever: Drizzle your cupcakes with caramel! It'll make these cupcakes taste just like one of your favorite coffee shop drinks.SHOP COOLING RACKS
Could these magical cupcakes be any cuter? They're sure to excite any little (or big!) unicorn-lovers in your life. The secret to the eyes is an edible black pen!
Get the recipe at Best Friends for Frosting.
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Sit back, relax, and sip on...a cupcake?! These treats look and taste just like a berry margarita—sanding sugar stands in for the usual salt and a cute paper straw completes the look.
Get the recipe at Grandbaby-Cakes.
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These botanical beauties might look complicated, but with the proper tools, they're actually super easy to make! Try them out this weekend and impress your whole family.
Get the recipe at The Inspired btcc交易所官网home.
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These swirly rainbow treats will totally mesmerize you. All you need is a piping bag and some gel food coloring!
Get the recipe at Baked by Rachel.
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The next time you want to do something special for a friend, make them a bouquet of cupcakes! These hydrangea cupcakes look so real that you might mistake them as such.
Get the recipe at Glorious Treats.
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These easy-to-make treats would be perfect for a little one's birthday party (or a baby shower). The ears, eyes, and nose are just chocolate chips!
Get the recipe at Bakerella.
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Yeehaw! Just a few easy-to-find ingredients (like potato chips!) will turn your next batch of cupcakes into a full-on rodeo.
Get the recipe at Tammilee Tips.
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Frosting in just the right pink hue and a few mini chocolate chips is all it takes to turn plain cupcakes into sweet watermelons!
Get the recipe at The First Year Blog.
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Did you know you can tint your frosting with juice from beets, mangoes, and blueberries? These btcc交易所官网homemade food colorings are really easy to make, and a great alternative to the ones you can find in stores.
Get the recipe at Sweet Potato Soul.
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Will you accept this rose...cupcake? These pretty blooming cupcakes are easy to make once you get a little practice—and they're the perfect way to say I love you!
Get the recipe at created by Diane.
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Make your cupcakes even sweeter by turning them into s'mores! Just top them with a toasted marshmallow, a piece of chocolate, and a graham cracker, and you get two desserts in one.
Get the recipe at House of Nash Eats.
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