Short And Sweet. Bug Cupcakes.

I am most definitely NOT a fan of insects of any sort. But, these edible bugs are just too cute not to love.

Bug Cupcakes


1 pkg white cake mix
2 (16 oz) containers vanilla frosting
Assorted food coloring
Assorted candies (such as M & Ms, Necco Wafers, jelly beans, strawberry covered malted milk balls, cake decorating sprinkles, string licorice, candy eyes)
Food writer pen to draw mouths and pupils


1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Place paper liners in 24 muffin cups.

2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Cool completely on wire rack.

3. Divide and tint frosting with desired colors. Frost cupcakes.

4. Arrange candies on cupcakes to make bug heads, bodies and wings. Use pieces of licorice and/or jelly beans for antennae. Attach candy eyes with dabs of icing. (Tweezers come in really handy for the sprinkle legs and attaching the decorations)

A short song:
The Andrew Sister-Boogie Woogie BUGle Boy

Let’s face it. I’m not going to find a sweet bug song.
The Cure-The Caterpillar


About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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2 Responses to Short And Sweet. Bug Cupcakes.

  1. Alyssa says:

    Come join my blog party! It’s called A Themed Baker’s Sunday and this week’s theme is cupcakes!

  2. Kim McCallie says:

    Such a cute idea! I like to make these kinds of treats for my kids to have in day care in the summer. I’d like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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