These fun summer cupcake ideas are perfect to make for a get together, sleepover or even a sunny Saturday at home. Best of all, each one is easy enough for kids to help with. Most of these are included in my book, Cupcake Cookbook for Kids, and the rest are detailed below!

Bears at the Beach

With just a few simple store bought items, you can whip up the sweetest beach treats.

Construction Vehicle Cupcakes

My nine-year-old had a ball with these construction cupcakes! We used our favorite one-bowl chocolate cake from scratch recipe and added two extras we found online. Get the links here!

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rain or shine, these adorable cupcakes come to life with only two special decorations you can find at any grocery store.

Easy Hamburger Cupcakes

Start with a yellow cupcake. Slice in half, add a thick layer of chocolate and drizzle yellow, red and green on top. Add white sprinkles on top!

Campfire Cupcakes

My eight-year-old picked these cupcakes for his birthday and they were so fun to make that everyone helped!

Birds’ Nests & Adorable Eggs

When it comes to summer cupcake ideas, we had to include our feathered friends. In honor of all the adorable birds’ nests we find all summer long, get the details here!

Creamy Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes

Nothing cools you off faster than the creamy taste of fresh oranges! Get the step-by-step recipe here.

Storm Trooper Cupcakes

For a slumber party, you can’t beat these treats. And use the extras for a campfire!

Strawberry Cupcakes

Mermaid Cupcakes

Perfect for a pool party, you only need one special tool to pull these sweet cupcakes off for a crowd. Get the details here.

Little Fish Cupcakes

These sweet little swimmers are a hit for any swim party or day at the lake.

Marshmallow Flower Cupcakes

Use any color of glitter sprinkles and celebrate summer flowers with your own! Get the step-by-step instructions here.


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