Dessert | Happy Endings | Recipes

How to Make Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love!

Are you throwing a birthday party for your child? If so, you should definitely bake these fun alligator cupcakes. These fun and easy-to-make cupcakes are sure to delight the entire crowd of children at the party. 

Fun Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love! @ aStorybookDay,com

Kids love alligators. Who doesn’t, right? But they don’t need to be scary ones! These cupcakes are perfect for kids’ birthday parties and family gatherings. They’re easy to make, too – just two ingredients needed in the batter: flour and sugar.

As you can see from the recipe below, these cakes are very simple to make at home with kids helping out (the list of ingredients is even shorter than my opening paragraph!).

These cupcakes are so much fun to make! You’ll need a few special ingredients. One of these ingredients is googly eyes for your alligator. They are available here.

Can you just hear the giggles from all the kids in your life as they grab one of these fun alligator cupcakes to chomp down? I sure can!

You can use your favorite cupcake mix from a box, your favorite from scratch cupcake recipe, or even purchase ready-made cupcakes with no frosting. Whatever is easiest and makes you happy!

How to Make Alligator Cupcakes

To make these alligator cupcakes you’ll need:

Ingredients for Fun Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love! @ aStorybookDay,com

Okay, so let’s talk about the easy steps you’ll take to make these alligator cupcakes:

#1 Frost the cupcakes with layer chocolate frosting.

Fun Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love! @ aStorybookDay,com

#2 From the bubble gum sprinkles, pick out about 24 white pieces and cut them in half diagonally so you have about 48 little triangle teeth.

#3 Turn the cones upside down and put a thin line of white frosting across the middle of the bottom of the cone. Extend the line of frosting over each side of the cone about an inch. Stick 7-8 teeth in a line onto the frosting line making sure the points of the gum are facing out to look like sharp teeth. Repeat this with all the cones.

Fun Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love! @ aStorybookDay,com

#4 Now lay the cones down on their side and use frosting to stick 2 round eyeballs on the top rim of each cone.

Fun Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love! @ aStorybookDay,com

#5 Place an alligator cone on top of each cupcake so it looks like the alligator head is coming up out of the muddy water.

Fun Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love! @ aStorybookDay,com

Aren’t those fun!?! My son would have loved these when he was little! These are fun cupcakes for a zoo or animal themed party!

You can print the tutorial for Alligator cupcakes below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do kids love cupcakes?

Kids love cupcakes because they are a small, snack size dessert that has the perfect balance of frosting and cake. And who could say no to eating it with their fingers?

Can I make cupcakes without liners?

Yes, you can make cupcakes without liners. It’s important to grease your muffin tin really, really well if you are not using cupcake liners. You’ll just have to keep an eye out for them sticking to the pan and use a knife or thin spatula to remove them from the your muffin tin. They will be slightly more difficult but still tasty!

Should you grease cupcake liners?

No, you do not need to grease cupcake liners.

Can I bake cupcakes in just paper cups?

Yes, but the cupcakes might not turn out as well. You will not be able to fill the paper liners with as much batter if you do not use a muffin tin. For best results, use a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners or parchment paper before filling it with batter. Or, use a very stiff paper cupcake liner that won’t spill over when you fill it.

How far should you fill cupcake liners?

Fill cupcake liners about two-thirds full.

How do you fill cupcake liners without making a mess?

Fill cupcake liners using an ice cream scoop or pastry bag for a mess-free baking session.

Alligator Cupcakes

Fun Alligator Cupcakes Your Kids Will Love! @ aStorybookDay,com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Prepared Cupcakes, unfrosted
  • 6 Green Ice Cream Cones
  • 1 Container White Frosting
  • 1 Container Chocolate Frosting
  • 12 Round Edible Eyeballs
  • Wilton Bubble Gum Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Frost the cupcakes with layer chocolate frosting.
  2. From the bubble gum sprinkles, pick out about 24 white pieces and cut them in half diagonally so you have about 48 little triangle teeth.
  3. Turn the cones upside down and put a thin line of white frosting across the middle of the bottom of the cone.
  4. Extend the line of frosting over each side of the cone about an inch.
  5. Stick 7-8 teeth in a line onto the frosting line making sure the points of the
    gum are facing out to look like sharp teeth. Repeat this with all the cones.
  6. Now lay the cones down on their side and use frosting to stick 2 round eyeballs on the top rim of each cone.
  7. Place an alligator cone on top of each cupcake so it looks like the alligator head is coming up out of the muddy water.
  8. Fun cupcakes for a zoo or animal themed party!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 394mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 3gSugar: 61gProtein: 7g

Happy Endings

I hope that this blog post has inspired you to create some fun alligator cupcakes of your own. Let me know in the comments below!