Easy Ocean Cupcakes (2 Ways)

Easy Ocean Cupcakes (2 Ways)

Easy Ocean Cupcakes 2 Ways

I previously shared the fact that I cannot make a pretty cupcake to save my life. Because of this deficiency, I am always trying to find quick and easy ways to make my cupcakes fun. I posted the blue cupcakes below several years ago. They are easy to make and fun for parties. Anyone one can make these super easy ocean cupcakes. The white cupcakes are a little more difficult, but easy as well.

For the blue cupcakes, make your favorite cupcakes and vanilla frosting. Add a little bit of blue food dye to the frosting until you get a nice oceanic color. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with blue sugar crystals. Place a Swedish fish or gummy shark on each cupcake.

Easy Ocean Cupcakes (2 Ways)

These cupcakes are more fun if you decorate around them as well. I decorated the bottom of a cake box with blue tissue paper and placed ocean-themed stickers around the cupcakes. These were easy, fun, and the children in my son’s class loved them.

For the fancier white cupcakes all you are really doing is adding a gummy fish atop of a pretty cupcake. Or if you want to make it even easier…add a gummy fish to a store bought cupcake. Voilà!

Easy Ocean Cakes - 2 Ways

What fun and easy cupcake ideas do you have? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.

In the meantime, check out these fun Finding Dory inspired treats and activities.

Finding Dory SQUARE

Ocean Water Punch from Around My Family Table

Fish Bowl Cocktail from Bread Booze Bacon

Ocen Cupcakes in a Jar from Mom’s Messy Miracles

Dory & Nemo Party Cups from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff

Pineapple Blackberry Ice Cream Parfaits from The Speckled Palate

Easy Ocean Cupcakes from Celebrating Family

Finding Dory Snack Mix from A Savory Feast

Finding Dory Coffee Pot Play Set from A Little Slice of Us

Finding Dory Game from Simply Kinder

Finding Dory Printable from Home.Made.Interest.

Finding Dory Movie Munchies Mix from For the Love of Food

About Janice

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  1. These are really cute! I have been playing with a set of cake decorating supplies I had handed down to me from my grandma. I have had more fails than I care to admit, and they are all documented because of the “blowing out the birthday candle” photos, lol!
    These look like a lot of fun, and gummy candy is always a hit in my house!

  2. Super cute! Reminds me of the edible aquariums we made recently with berry blue jello and swedish fish.

  3. Those are really cute! I may be using these some time. We’ll see what Isaiah requests for future birthday parties.

  4. Auntie Pamela says

    I love Swedish Phish!!!! I cannot wait to make those , they look delicious. Thanks again for another one of your recipes that look AMAZING!

  5. Oh, great idea, as always, mama! My youngest would love these. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That’s a really cute idea! I love it =)

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  7. OMGosh! This is too cute and a really great idea! Thank you for this post!

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