Teddy-at-the-Beach Cupcakes

Here's a fun way to end your day at the beach! Kids can help arrange teddy bear-shaped graham snacks on top of frosted cupcakes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
drops blue food color
1
cup whipped vanilla frosting
1
roll (from 4.5-oz box) chewy fruit snack (any flavor)
1/2
cup teddy bear-shaped graham snacks, crushed, or brown sugar
1
tablespoon blue sugar or edible glitter, if desired
12
teddy bear-shaped graham snacks
6
paper drink umbrellas or small plastic umbrellas, if desired
6
ring-shaped gummy candies
6
multi-colored fish-shaped crackers
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Tightly wrap 12 cupcakes; freeze for a later use.
  • 2 Stir blue food color into frosting until blended. Frost remaining 12 cupcakes with frosting.
  • 3 Cut six 1 1/2-inch pieces from fruit snack roll; peel off paper backing. Use fruit snack and remaining ingredients to decorate cupcakes as shown in photo or as desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    17g
    17%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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