5 Birthday Cupcake Ideas That Are Sure To Impress

Birthday cupcake ideasAre you looking for ways to spice up your cupcakes? Try out these five creative birthday cupcake ideas that are sure to impress your loved ones but super simple to do!

Cupcake Idea #1: Cupcake bouquet

Now this is a fun idea, perfect for a sweet Mother’s present or your friend’s birthday. It looks spectacular but it’s actually pretty simple to make. All you’ll need is a vase, basket or a pot, some toothpicks, a stryofoam ball, a dozen or so homemade cupcakes.

Make sure the styrofoam fits snugly in the pot, for this will be the base. Next, arrange the cupcakes on the styrofoam ball, using the toothpicks for support and you’re ready to go. It’s super easy to make, and you’ll impress a lot of people with this spectacular bouquet.

Watch the video tutorial below to see how you can make a cupcake bouquet yourself in under 1 minute.

Cupcake idea #2: Experiment with different cupcake sizes: cake pops, giant and mini cupcakes

Who said that cupcakes have to be all the same size every time you make them? Have fun making giant – almost cake sized – birthday cupcakes or maybe cake pops and mini cupcakes for the kids.

Watch the video tutorial below on how to make and decorate cake pops.

Description box:

You will need the following ingredients to make about 10-12 cake pops depending on size:
400g sponge cake
3/4 cup of frosting
flavouring of your choice (optional)
1 tablespoon of condensed milk (optional)
1 packet of white chocolate chips
sprinkles or any other decoration of your choice
10-12 lollipop sticks

Play around! Experiment a little and try making them different sizes, big, small… Or for a more challenging idea, play around with shapes too. Heart-shaped cupcakes for your husband, square and triangle cupcake shapes for the kids, the possibilities are endless.

Cupcake idea #3: Cupcake tower or tree

No more hassling for birthday cakes! Instead of the traditional layered cakes, why not give this a try? Cupcake towers are a lot more convenient, you won’t need to pass around forks and plates to eat this.

There are many different and unique designs you can experiment with, and you can have different flavors for each layer. This isn’t that hard to make, so give it a try next time you’re planning a birthday party.

Watch the video below for an inspiration and how to make Lady Bug birthday cupcake tower that also includes a mini cake on the top and cake pops bouquet. 

Cupcake idea #4: Try to combine multiple colors to make your birthday cupcakes colorful

Now that you’re playing with the sizes, why not experiment with the colors too?

  • Try multicolored cupcakes, how about a rainbow cupcake for the rainy seasons? It ranges from different colors to choose from so you’ll never run out of new birthday cupcake ideas to try out.
  • Icing is the baker’s best friend. Think of your cupcake as a painter’s canvas. Your creativity is the limit.
  • Cupcakes don’t have to be one color for each cupcake. Be a bit more daring, show off your piping skills. Piping is relatively easy once you get the hang of it, so don’t be afraid to try out different patterns and designs.

Cake idea #5: Be creative with cupcake toppings

Other than icing, there are still many toppings you can put on top of your birthday cupcakes. Chocolate decorations is always a good idea. You can try out chocolate bits, or scrapings and for kids, M&Ms would be really fun to use.

Strawberry cupcake toppingsFruits are great too, chopped strawberries, blueberries, fresh raspberries and of course, the classic cherries. You can also use some veggies if you want, like carrot or beet roses. This could be the most surprising and elegant birthday cupcake topping idea that people won’t expect.

Kids would love candies as toppings, and there are a wide variety of them such as gummies, chewy caramel bits and sprinkles. Don’t limit yourself, go ahead and be creative!

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24 comments on “5 Birthday Cupcake Ideas That Are Sure To Impress

  1. LOVE these ideas. I especially love the fruit idea. That is right up my alley. The others look great as well. But I think I am going to go the fruit way my next cupcakes. Not sure why I never thought about that. 🙂

    Stopping by & now faithful follower from You Like Me! Friday Blog Hop. Have a great weekend!

  2. Kaz @ Melting Moments on said:

    Such fun ideas! Everyone loves a good cupcake! Thanks for linking up!

  3. great ideas!I love a blue kiss- super cute 😉

  4. Great ideas, wow! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  5. Love these, so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

  6. I love the bouquet of cupcakes, awesome present to make for someone. I also love the ladybugs, very cute. Thanks for some fantastic inspiration.

  7. Love all these ideas! We would love to have you show this off at Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape? It’s live now 😉

    Saw you at Saturday Spotlight!

  8. These all look like great ideas!! Thanks for sharen with us at One Sharendipity Pl. this weekend!

    sue @the2women.com

  9. Visiting from Better Mom Monday…because I love cupcakes. 🙂 I love topping mine with fruit! These are so pretty.

  10. Stopping by from the Blog Hop! This is a great post! 🙂

  11. How creative! I certainly don’t know how to make cake toppers but I can appreciate how you’ve done them here. I think my “design” genes were all given to my sisters :).

  12. Beautiful! Love the cupcake bouquet. I’m your newest subscriber and I’ll be back for more inspiration very soon!

  13. Linda@With A Blast on said:

    Hi Jessie! Thank you for joining our Let’s Get Social Sunday Party! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  14. Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday! Hope we see you next week!

  15. They are great – makes me almost sad that my birthday was last month!

  16. Awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Hope to see you again soon! PS. I love cupcakes 😉

  17. Oh yummmmm! I really love cupcakes and these are all awesome ideas. Makes me crave one right now! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  18. Thanks for linking up with Two Girls and a Party! The bouquet is just beautiful! I’d like to eat it 🙂
    365ish Days of Pinterest

  19. Awesome ideas and so fun! Thanks for partying with us at Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you back next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  20. What beautiful ideas!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  21. These are all so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Blog Hop. The party will be back this week starting Tuesday and 8:00PM mountain time. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

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