Spring cupcakes are fun, bright, colorful, moist and so easy to make. These Daisy cupcakes are full of sprinkles and the petals are made with candy melts. One of the great things about these cute cupcakes are that they are also kid-friendly and are an easy way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.
I love creating unique cupcakes. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a basic cupcake with frosting, however, there's just something about using a variety of ingredients to make fun cupcakes such as my Penguin cupcakes made out of Oreos, my Reindeer cupcakes that use a kit by Wilton, and my Halloween Monster cupcakes that use different types of holiday favors.
Why Should I Make This Cupcake Recipe?
You should totally make these cupcakes with your kids because they are fun, delicious and so easy to do!
Easy - since you can make these with pre-made items, the recipe does together quickly.
Supplies are easily found - the supplies needed to make this recipe can be found both at your local stores and online.
Kid-Friendly - the kids can help you decorate these. Baking with your kids is a great way to incorporate math, science, and reading into their lives without making it seem like they are learning.
That's why I made this our Tween Tuesday post. My youngest was able to dip the frosted cupcakes into the sprinkles as well as help put the petals on.
Ingredient List and Suggestions
Cupcakes - I made them with yellow cake mix, but you can you use any flavor you prefer. You can also use store-bought cupcakes if you'd like.
Yellow Buttercream Icing - you can make your own or use a different color. We just liked how the bright yellow stood out. You can also use store-bought vanilla frosting too.
Sprinkles - any type of sprinkles are fine.
Candy melts - you can use pink, orange, or any color you'd like.
How to Make Spring Cupcakes
You will find a complete listing of the ingredients and directions below in the printable recipe card. I have included in-process photos for your reference.
Step 1: If you are making the cupcakes using a cake mix, preheat the oven to the temperature that is listed on the back of the box.
Step 2: Prepare the cupcakes according to the directions on the box.
Step 3: Line the muffin tin and fill the liners ⅔ full.
Step 4: Bake the cupcakes until they are done.
Step 5: Remove and let cool.
Step 6: Put a dollop of yellow frosting in the middle of the cupcake.
Step 7: Turn the cupcake upside down and press the frosting into the sprinkles.
Step 8: Press the sprinkles and the frosting down a bit with your fingers then start adding the candy wafers into the frosting. Make sure they are turned upside down. We did them both ways.
Step 9: Enjoy.
- Box of favorite cake mix
- Ingredients needed for cake mix
- 1 container Yellow Buttercream frosting
- Pink Candy Melts You will need five per cupcake
- Preheat your oven according to the directions on the back of the box of cake mix
- Prepare the cupcakes according to the directions on the cake mix
- Line the muffin tin with paper liners, silicone liners, or spray the muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Bake the cupcakes until they are done. Use a toothpick to test to make sure it comes out clear.
- Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes from the tin and place them on a cooling rack.
- Once the cupcakes are cool, place a dollop of buttercream frosting in the middle of each cupcake.
- Turn the cupcake upside down and place the frosting into a bowl full of sprinkles and roll the cupcake around until the frosting is covered in sprinkles.
- Lightly pat down the frosting and place a candy wafer upside down into the frosting and repeat the process around the cupcake until the wafers are around the cupcake.