We show you how to make 6 amazing birthday cupcake designs step by step (easy serving!) — including frogs, fairies, ladybugs and more. Plus, get more ideas for incredible birthday cakes!
by Karen Tack, photos by Kenneth Chen
These little pink piggies will be right at home on a cupcake platter—and make serving a snap.
Using pink marshmallows for the piggys' snout and ears makes these cupcakes a cinch.
Go green—literally—for your kids' next birthday with these fun frog cupcakes.
Make extra-long, sticky frog tongues with Fruit by the Foot, and floppy frog feet with spearmint leaves.
Impress your Tinkerbell fan with these sweet fairy birthday cupcakes.
Juicy Fruit gum is transformed into fairy wings, while rolled-out fruit chews become little dresses.
Let your kid take a bite out of this slithering cupcake snake.
12 individual cupcakes decorated with M&M's make serving time neat and easy.
Who could be afraid of these sweet, chocolate crawlers?
For spider legs that are cute and not creepy, use yellow Runts.
Cupcake ladybugs bring just as much good luck as the kind you find in the garden.
These cute button-shaped bugs are actually Mallomars covered in red frosting.