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Beach Bum Cupcakes Recipe

Such a fun way to celebrate Summer with the kids. Make a batch of cupcakes and turn them into these fun Beach Bum Cupcakes. So easy and the whole family will love it!Beach Bum Cupcakes

The last day of school is this week and our plan for the summer….to be Beach Bums! Even if you can’t be a beach bum you can pretend. Either way you can celebrate by making these adorable Beach Bum Cupcakes.

When you assemble your own fun treats you can get as creative as you want!  Let the kids help, make different scenes, etc. By some gummy sharks or octopus and make this even more exciting.

Gluten Free Beach Bum Cupcakes

cupcake with blue frosting

You can also make these Beach Bum Cupcakes Gluten Free! Just use a gluten free cake mix like this Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix.  You can also use a boxed mix, or a scratch recipe if you prefer. Then get creative with your substitutions.  Many companies are now offering gluten free animal crackers. It may take a little more creative shopping but it can be done!

 cupcakes and teddy grahams

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Beach Bum Cupcakes

Beach Bum Cupcake Frosting

In the recipe card below you will find a recipe for Blue Raspberry frosting. You can also just use a store bought frosting if you prefer or are looking for ease. If you can’t find blue frosting, purchase a can of white and mix in some blue food coloring until you get the right color.

If you just aren’t into raspberry flavored frosting try the best buttercream frosting.

Beach Bum Cupcakes

Such a fun way to celebrate Summer with the kids. Make a batch of cupcakes and turn them into these fun Beach Bum Cupcakes. So easy and the whole family will love it!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


  • 1 cake mix any flavor, baked as cupcakes according to package

Blue Raspberry Frosting

  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Raspberry Extract
  • 10-15 drops blue food coloring


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • fruit roll ups
  • teddy grahams
  • paper umbrellas


  • Assemble and bake cupcakes according to package. Yellow cake is great for the sandy color.
  • Whie the cupcakes are baking, In a large bowl, beat butter and gradually add confectioners sugar until combined.
  • Add in milk, raspberry extract and food coloring and mix until the color is uniform.
  • Frost cake as desired

Dairy Free Frosting

  • Replace the butter with a diary free margarine, and the milk with a dairy free milk alternative: almond, coconut, etc.


  • Once the cupcakes are cool frost with the blue frosting.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar to resemble sand.
  • Cut a small strip of fruit roll up about 1/2 inch by 1 inch for a small beach mat for a teddy graham.
  • Place the "beach mat" and teddy grahams on the cupcake as desired and top with a paper umbrella.
Servings: 12 cupcakes

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  1. So cute! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  2. 5 stars
    These cupcakes are just precious and look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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