These sweet little frog inspired cupcakes are made from buttercream and the very best vanilla 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.
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.
Hopefully, you now know how to create really cute and simple froggy cupcake!
Frogs have never been so cute (or delicious!). Love this Amanda!
These are just the cutest things!! I love the cute little face and smile 🙂
These will be perfect for my dad’s birthday on Sunday! He loves frogs! Thank you!
So cute and crafty! Thank you for the video tutorials. Great learning tool.
These are just too cute!! And I am glad the kids helped with the design and decoration. What a fun activity!!
OMG so cute!! These cupcakes have officially hopped right into my heart. <3
These froggy cupcakes are so cute! I love the smiles and pink cheeks. 🙂
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! : )
Oh my goodness, these are absolutely adorable, Amanda! My son would love them!