Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Just "Beach-y" Cupcakes

Hey friends! Today I'm sharing with you the perfect cupcakes for a beach party. I got an email a couple weeks ago from a repeat client and she asked me to make cupcakes for her son's beach/pool themed party. She sent me some ideas and I jumped online to do some research and I'm sure you're gonna love the results...


Cute, right? There are three different designs: sea turtles, sharks, and beach towels and floats on the sand. I just love the way they turned out! Now, for the flavors. She requested two of the same flavors as her last order - Marble with Chocolate Buttercream and Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing.





For the turtles:
Jelly Rings
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Gumdrops
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Spearmint Leaves
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You'll find the tutorial on how to use these three candies plus mini chocolate chips to create those adorable turtles here. (Sorry, no tutorial from me this time - I need to invest in a better camera - someday...)



I used LifeSavers Gummies Collisions for the floats and Sour Gummy Rips for the towels. I frosted the cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and then dipped them in graham cracker crumbs for the sand. 


For the shark fins I used a gray heavyweight card stock and made my own toppers. Fold the paper in half. Once you have the desired shape drawn for the fin, trace it onto the card stock on the fold, cut out, poke a toothpick up through folded end of fin, and glue toothpick and edges of paper together to make a double-sided topper. 

I hope the kids enjoyed these cupcakes as much as I did making them! Now go ahead and try them for yourself. Summer is coming to an end and what better way to remind yourself of all that summertime fun on the water?

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 Until next time, happy reading and more importantly, happy cupcake-ing!

18 comments:

  1. Those are too cute! I especially love the turtles.

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  2. Those are so cute! I am linking up today with the Florida bloggers! Newest follower from the FL linkup! We are from central florida!

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  3. yummy..it sounds perfect..i love the cupcakes it makes me hungry..

    towel rings

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  4. Nice! And looks delicious, too! Liz

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  5. I should not have read this before bed. All I want is a cupcake with a turtle on top now. Haha!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us this week @ Keep Calm & Link Up! We're thrilled you joined us :o)

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  6. These are adorable!! I would love for you to link up to my linky party at The Mandatory Mooch. Still open for another day!!

    http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Thanks, Nichi

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  7. So cute!!! I want to make these now just to take photos of them, LOL!

    Newest follower from Monday Meet Up.

    - Jaime
    mrsmamapanda.blogspot.com

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  8. Lovely as always! They look so cute.. and tasty
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  9. These are so cute! The turtles are my favorite! I would love for you to share these at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

    Hope you had a great day!

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  10. So cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. Love those fins!! Thanks for lining up!
    Kim@madeinaday

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