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

Buttercream Frog Cupcakes!
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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:

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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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

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

  2. 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! : )

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