Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Sand Castle Cupcakes

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We made these fun Sand Castle Cupcakes awhile ago. It might seem a little late for us to be sharing beach cupcakes, but our beach trips always happen in September. We live in Georgia so we like to go to Tybee Island, Hilton Head, and Florida beaches. It gets way too hot for me to enjoy myself at southern beaches in the summer. September is the perfect time for us..the weather and temperature are always so perfect!

These Sand Castle Cupcakes were pretty easy to make. We used what we had on hand, but there are so many ways you could make these.

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Sand Castle Cupcakes

Cake Mix
Yellow Cupcake Liners
White Frosting
Yellow Food Coloring (optional)
Jumbo, Large, and Mini Marshmallows
Graham Cracker Sticks
Crushed Graham Crackers
Dried Pineapple (optional)
Starburst
Toothpicks

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We started out by making our cupcakes. We tinted our white frosting with just a little bit of yellow food coloring (you could leave it white and it will look fine). We frosted our cupcakes then we dipped the cupcakes in a bowl of crushed graham crackers. We put the rest of our frosting in a bowl and microwaved it for about 8 to 10 seconds. We set up our marshmallows and other edible decorations like this….

We dipped our marshmallows in the frosting then rolled them around in the graham cracker crumbs. The tooth picks helped for dipping! We stacked them on the cupcakes. We pressed out Starburst candy using our fingers to make the flags. Then pressed on the toothpicks.

These are fun for the kids to decorate and they will love creating their own Sand Castle Cupcakes!

We spotted these Sand Castle Cupcakes that Hoosier Homemade shared a few weeks ago. We really like how she made hers and she used pretzel sticks for her flags!

Check out these fun Beach Cupcakes from Party Pinching…so cute!



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9 comments

  1. how fun, great summer cupcakes for the kiddos!

  2. These are really cute. Makes me want to go to the beach 😉 Have a great week!
    Blessings, Nici

  3. Wow! As always your imagination in the kitchen amazes me!
    I want you to know that I've nominated you as a recipient of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I really enjoy your blog and think you share some great ideas!
    Here is my post so you can see how to share the love! http://simplysweetsunday.blogspot.com/2012/08/blog-love.html
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!
    xo,
    Katherine

  4. Love them! Thanks for the mention and adding them to Cupcake Tuesday! I pinned them for you!
    ~Liz

  5. I cannot wait to make these with my daughter – she loves decorating cup cakes, and who doesn't love building castles

  6. These are just SO cute! How perfect would they be at a family picnic or work function!? I love the marshamallow idea, and I had o clue that was underneath- good thinkin! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday – http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-19/

  7. thanks for sharing.