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Sweet Summer-Inspired Cupcakes

Summertime is where it’s at when it comes to some of the most eye-appealing cupcakes. With the kids home on summer vacation, get everyone together for a family cupcake afternoon baking session. 

Inspired by the sun, the beach and everything that makes up for a glorious summer, these cupcakes the the ones to bake for your next backyard BBQ or picnic.


Pink Lemonade For the Win

These cupcakes from Real Mom Kitchen is just as flavorful as if it was the drink version.

Mixing in pink lemonade mix into the cupcake batter, these cupcakes have the right amount of lemony hint this dessert needs to make it a summertime favorite.


Snow Cone Fun

Nothing beats summertime than an ice cold snow cone to cool down with.

Inspired by the summer must-have treat, these snow cone cupcakes definitely trick the eye into thinking they are the frozen treats.


We All Scream for Ice Cream Cupcakes

Lily All Sorts featured thse yummy ice cream style cupcakes decorated with color  sprinkles and a chocolate flake.

Swap the flake for a piece of a sugar cone and you’ve got yourself a nice warm weather treat.


Day at the Beach

Of course, we’re spending every waking minute we have this summer at the beach. These cupcakes are perfect for bringing the beach back home without, without the sand in your purse.



These crabby cupcakes make us anything but crabby! They are delicious, and can be made with your favorite cupcake recipe (WIN!) Just do a bit of decorating, and you’ve got yourself a cast.


Key Lime Pie-cakes

via the-nifty-cupcake.blogspot.com

Light and sweet cupcakes are perfect for the summer. These key lime pie ones from The Nifty Cupcake are refreshing for summer nights. Plus who doesn’t love a stuffed cupcake!



Pina Colada Cupcakes

via glorioustreats.com

As our unofficial favorite summer cocktail, Pina Colada Cupcakes seem like the best of both worlds. This recipe from Glorious Treats has us salivating. And weather you decide to top them with a cherry and slice of pineapple, or just a festive cocktail umbrella your guests are sure to come back for more.


Watermelon Cupcakes

via todaysworkathomemom.com

Chocolate chip cupcakes, plus some food coloring, and you’ve got yourself these watermelon cupcakes from Today’s Work At Home Mom. Though they don’t taste like our favorite summer fruit, they sure do look tasty!


Shark Infested Waters

via marthastewart.com

Of course, being Shark Week and all, we just had to add some shark fin cupcakes! These from Martha Stewart just use blue frosting and a paper fin to make treacherous looking waters. We’re thinking about adding some gummy fish to add some extra fun to them. 


Flower Cupcakes

via pbs.org

How could we have summer cupcakes without a flower one? Of course there are a million different tutorials to make your own flowers with frosting, but we love this one from Kitchen Explorers because they have a video tutorial that’s supper simple to follow. (p.s. they only take 10 minutes to make!)

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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