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5 from 2 votes

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
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  • 1 cake mix any flavor, baked as cupcakes according to package

Blue Raspberry Frosting

  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 16 oz Confectioners 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.