Seaside Cupcakes

My grandson turned ONE and I had a chance to get creative designing cupcakes for his pool birthday party.  

Ocean Cupcakes - 3

Cupcakes and Frosting – I used my vegan cupcake recipe which you can find here   This recipe creates a tender cake and uses no eggs.  I used Spelt Flour (but you can use flour of your choice) and unsweetened almond milk (but you can use milk of your choice).

Cupcake Steps1

 Half of the batter I left vanilla and the other half I added some melted chocolate and butterscotch chips plus cocoa.

Cupcake Making2

I used a decorator bag and tip to help the frosting resemble ocean waves.  I was going to use cute ocean themed cake decorations I found on all the cupcakes but could only find 1 package of 5 at the store.  I was tired and didn’t want to run around so I came up with chocolate shells and starfish to use.  Here is how I did it:

Vanilla Candy Melts (can find at your craft store)

A shell candy mold (I remembered I had this in a cupboard way back from my days of raising children)

Decorator Sugar blue and yellow (kind of looked like sand)

Food Coloring (blue)

1 package of premade  sugar cake toppers 

To make the candy shells:  

1.  Melt some of the vanilla candy melts in a bowl in the microwave for 30 second increments – stirring in between. Don’t overcook the chocolate.   I then placed the melted chocolate in a ziplock bag and slightly cut the corner.  This gave me a way to squeeze the chocolate into the molds.  Fill mold 1/2 of the way , give a couple of light taps on the counter and stick in freezer.  They will be ready to pop out in minutes.  I also added some blue sprinkles into the chocolate.  Then on others I placed some sprinkles in the bottom on the mold and then added the chocolate on top.  This gave me three different looks to my shells.

To make the starfish:

1.  Use a sharp knife and score from center out five or six times.



Caden eating cupcake




  1. These were so cute and yummy!

  2. Hi Debbie
    These look very good and totally cute.
    Angel @