Froggy Cupcakes

filed under: Cupcakes on July 23, 2015

These sweet little frog inspired cupcakes are made from buttercream and the very best vanilla cupcakes!

Buttercream Frog Cupcakes!

These frog cupcakes were suggested by (ok, they flat out begged) my kids. We had fun figuring out a way to do them that was easy but still looked like a frog. You do NOT want to see the very first ones we made! Words like “blob” and “scary” come to mind.

Here is a video showing how I made them:

Tips & Tricks:

For the green I used a 2A large open round tip.  For the white I used a #12 open round tip and for the black and pink I used a #4 round tip.

This is the vanilla cupcake recipe I used and it is the best. Seriously light and delicious. I made a shortening based buttercream and it held up well to the “stacking” I did with the “eyes” of the frog. (Sorry about all the quotations. It just felt right.) I used a little McCormick® green food coloring (1 drop for 1 cup of buttercream) and a little red food coloring for the pink. McCormick® does offer black food coloring and I think I used a teaspoon of that for 1 cup of buttercream.

Buttercream Frog Cupcakes!

I ended up on this specific design because I loved how it looked from all sides. Plus it was easy enough for the kids to help me with! They loved creating smiles and rosy-pink cheeks.

Buttercream Frog Cupcakes!

Hopefully, you now know how to create really cute and simple froggy cupcake!

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  • Erin@WellPlated says:

    Frogs have never been so cute (or delicious!). Love this Amanda!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    These are just the cutest things!! I love the cute little face and smile 🙂

  • Kathy says:

    These will be perfect for my dad’s birthday on Sunday! He loves frogs! Thank you!

  • Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says:

    So cute!!

  • Leah says:

    So cute and crafty! Thank you for the video tutorials. Great learning tool.

  • Zainab says:

    These are just too cute!! And I am glad the kids helped with the design and decoration. What a fun activity!!

  • Cakespy says:

    OMG so cute!! These cupcakes have officially hopped right into my heart. <3

  • Lexi says:

    These froggy cupcakes are so cute! I love the smiles and pink cheeks. 🙂

  • Monica says:

    So adorable! It’s amazing what you can make. And the kids getting to help…it must have amazed them to see these little frogs come to life! : )

  • Kelly says:

    Oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable, Amanda! My son would love them!

  • Coco in the Kitchen says:

    Just adorable.

  • Yuka says:

    Oh wow! Do you know the famous frog character ” Kerokerokeroppi” in Japan? Do you like Sanrio? If you made this as Kerokeorokeroppi, you should send a picture to the company. They may introduce you to Japanese Sanrio fans. This is completely the same looking with real Kerokerokeroppi.

    • Amanda says:

      I had no idea, thanks for the heads up!

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