Back to School Cupcake Ideas

Getting the kids back to school can be a challenging time, so why not treat yourself to a little fun back to school activity?

Back to school means the smell of new school supplies, endless carpool arrangements, after school activities ... and school themed  desserts! 

We have gathered some of the cutest back to school cupcakes you and your kids will love to try. 


  • Cupcakes with School Toppers

    These cupcakes with school toppers are a fun and simple way to welcome the back to school season! Jazz up regular cupcakes by using back to school cupcake toppers. You can easily find the supplies to make these cupcake toppers at your local craft store. Our tip is to check out doll accessories (like notebooks) to create these mini toppers.

  • Mr. Sun Cupcakes

    The future looks bright with these very adorable Mr. Sun Cupcakes from Betty Crocker. By rolling out orange and red gumdrops, you can create the rays of the sun.

  • Apple Cupcakes

    Red frosting, pretzels, and green gummies create these adorable apple cupcakes. Make and Takes uses small balls of tinfoil in her baking process to create the dip on the top of the apple.

  • Math Cupcakes

    Adorable vanilla butter cake cupcakes with apple and worm toppers made form fondant. Just Call me Martha threw a fun school themed party for her daughters birthday in hopes to encourage the kids’ excitement for school. What a sweet and amazing party theme.

  • Apple Cupcakes with a Bite

    These apple cupcakes with a bite take the cake for creativity. Relatively Regan used vanilla cupcake batter with vanilla butter cream frosting and red sprinkles to create these delicious apple cupcakes. Once you cover your cupcake in sprinkles, scoop out a section to create the “bite!”

  • School Bus Cupcake

    It’s all in the detail with this school bus cupcake from Coton Colors. Using a wafer as the school bus, you can create this absolutely adorable back to school treat! Have the kids chip in helping decorate the school but with wheels and windows.

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