Holiday cupcakes with a twist! That is what these Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes are! My kids love animals of any kind, so I thought it would be fun to whip up some polar bear paw cupcakes to celebrate the cooler weather outside.
These turned out so much better than I expected and they are so easy to make! The kids had a blast helping me make them…and eat them! It is always a fun way to spend a chilly day baking in the kitchen with your favorite people.
We made cupcakes using a box mix. You can also use this Homemade Cake Mix, they turn out AMAZING! I mixed in some blue food coloring to make the cupcakes look like the arctic ocean water! I followed the directions on the mix to bake the cupcakes.
When the cupcakes were baked and cooled we iced them with some Buttercream frosting. Then immediately dipped them into a bowl of shredded coconut, for Polar Bear fur of course. Finally we topped the cupcakes with a store bought chocolate sandwich cookie and some chocolate covered raisins to make the paw prints! Crazy Simple!
You can even buy gluten free sandwich cookies and make gluten free cupcakes for a gluten free cupcake option!
I still can’t get over how super duper cute these Polar Bear Paw cupcakes turned out!