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Day At The Beach Summer Cupcake Recipe

The best parts of a trip to the beach all packed into these cute-as-a-button cupcakes!

Summer is supposed to be about being lazy and lounging on a beach. These cupcakes help you do just that, because store-bought stickers do the decorating work for you.

Use your favorite cupcake recipe paired with food coloring and stickers from your local craft store.


  • Cupcakes
  • Frosting
  • Brown food coloring
  • Light brown sugar
  • Toothpicks
  • Summer-themed stickers
  • Scissors and paper (optional)

Prepare your cupcakes and frosting according to your favorite recipes, or use store-bought. Tint the frosting light brown with the food coloring.

Frost your cupcakes. Spread or pipe a thin layer of frosting on a cupcake and dip the top in light brown sugar to coat completely.

Make your cupcake toppers. Stick a summer-themed sticker on the end of a toothpick. If needed, cut a small piece of paper to cover the excess sticky side on the back of the sticker, or use a small, dot sticker to secure on the toothpick. Insert into the cupcakes. Make sure your guests know the toppers are not edible!



Whether you're hosting a summer pool party, beach theme party, or family BBQ, these cupcakes will turn any ordinary event into a day at the beach!

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