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How to Make Frog Cupcakes in a Pond Setting

How to Make Frog Cupcakes in a Pond Setting

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Do you love spending time outdoors surrounded by beautiful nature? If so, then you’ll love this next cooking project! In today’s tutorial, we will show you how to make frog cupcakes in a pond setting.

How to Make Frog Cupcakes in a Pond Setting

This is a great activity to do with your kids – they will love getting creative in the kitchen and turning ordinary cupcakes into adorable amphibians. So gather your ingredients and let’s get started!

What are frogs?


Frogs are a type of amphibian that typically have four legs, webbed feet, and large eyes. They spend part of their time on land and the other part in water – making them the perfect creatures to feature in our cupcake design. There are over 6000 species of frogs in the world, so you can have fun choosing your favorite color and design for your cupcakes!

Frogs in history

Frogs have been around for a long time – they first appeared in the fossil record over 200 million years ago. They are an important part of the ecosystem, playing a key role in controlling insect populations. Frogs have also been used in traditional medicine for centuries – they are believed to be able to treat everything from warts to cancer.

Frogs in Fairytales

Frogs are also a popular figure in many fairy tales. In the story of The Frog Prince, a frog is transformed into a handsome prince after being kissed by a princess. In another popular tale, and who could forget Kermit the Frog – one of the most famous Muppets of all time!

Involve the kids!

If you want to prebake the cupcakes and have the decorating ingredients on hand, this can be a super fun thing to get the kids involved in doing.

Make a whole frog lesson out of it with my kid’s FREE printable frog lesson The Lifecycle of a Frog: A Look at the Baby, Tadpole, and Adult

How to make frog cupcakes

Now that you know a little bit more about frogs, let’s get started on how to make our delicious amphibian cupcakes.

How do I make these adorable cupcakes?

How do I make these adorable cupcakes?

The yellow cupcake base can be made from either a boxed mix or the following recipe:

Standard cupcakes recipe

A good yellow cupcake recipe for the base:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs at room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk – the higher the fat content the better
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

How to Make Frog Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the shelf in the middle of the oven. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, matcha, and salt together. Set aside.

Place butter and milk in a microwave-safe dish and zap 2 minutes on high to melt the butter.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs for 30 seconds on medium-high speed.

With the beater still going, pour the sugar in over 30 seconds.

Beat eggs for 6 minutes more on a highly faster speed, or until tripled in volume and almost pure white.

When the egg is whipped, scatter 1/3 flour across the surface, then beat on low for 5 seconds. Stop beating, add half the remaining flour, then mix again on low for 5 seconds. Add remaining flour, then mix on Speed 1 for 5 – 10 sec until the flour is just mixed in. Once you can’t see flour, stop straight away.

Pour the hot milk/butter, vanilla, and oil into the now empty flour bowl. Add about 3/4 cups of the Egg Batter into the hot milk. Use a whisk to mix until smooth. It should look kind of foamy.

With the beater on low still, pour the milk mixture into the Egg Batter over 10-15 seconds, then turn the beater off.

Fill your muffin tins with batter until they are 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

How to Make Frog Cupcakes

I am going to show you how to make them from a boxed cake mix, but also talk about how to use the recipe above for the base of this Frog Cupcakes Recipe.

What you need for Frog Cupcakes:

frog cupcake ingredients
  • A box of yellow cake box mix along with all the items the box asks for on the back; usually eggs, oil, and water.
  • Blue buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a large cut tip
  • Pink or red buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a very small cut tip
  • 3 oz white chocolate
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil
  • Green oil based food coloring
  • Twist pretzels, 2 per frog
  • Oreo cookies, any flavor, 1 per frog
  • Sugar decorator eyes, 2 per frog
  • Black sugar sprinkles
  • Toothpicks
  • Sugar Babies candies

Frog cupcake tutorial

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the shelf in the middle of the oven. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Take your cake mix and add the ingredients it asks for. Fill your muffin tips cups 2/3 full of batter and bake per the box instructions.

Let them cool completely.

Decorating Your Frog Cupcakes

Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the blue frosting into the piping bag. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together to start decorating.

If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off. Frost the cooled and filled cupcakes.

Do the same thing for the red frosting.

Let’s Make Frogs

melting chocolate for frog cupcakes

Melt white chocolate with coconut oil and oil-based food coloring, stir until well combined

dipping pretzels for frog cupcakes

Dip pretzels in chocolate to cover completely.

setting up frogs legs for frog cupcakes

Place the pretzels on a wax paper-lined tray as shown, the bottoms of each pretzel should be touching

dipping oreos for frog cupcakes

Dip the one cookie in chocolate to cover completely.

frog body for frog cupcakes

Place the coated cookie on top of the pretzel “legs”, making sure it is centered

adding frog eyes

Add the eyes to each frog.

decorating frog body for a frog cupcake

Place remaining melted chocolate in a piping bag with a very small cut tip and place small bumps behind the eyes of each frog.

Sprinkle on each frog a little black sugar sand to create depth and texture.

Place the tray of frogs in the refrigerator to set up until you frost and decorate the cupcakes.

Decorate the Cupcakes

blue frosted frog cupcake

Pipe a smooth flat swirl of blue buttercream on each cupcake

added frog to frog cupcakes

Place the frog on top

making cat tails for a frog cupcake

Take your toothpicks and spear the Sugar Baby Candies to make the reeds or cat tails for your frog pond.

Pipe the red frosting to make the frog mouth or tongue and then the pond flowers.

added tongue and flowers to frog cupcake

Place Sugar Baby reeds and place them on the cupcake

Your frogs in a pond are done!

FAQ:

How do I make Easy Frog Cupcakes

Use a dressed-up boxed cake mix instead of my scratch cupcake recipe.

How do you store Frog Cupcakes?

Here is the thing – with the more futzy designs, I like to make them in advance of an event or get-together. The best way to usually store your finished creations? Room Temperature.

Granted, they aren’t going to be around that long – my family of three could easily take them out in two to three days. Since you are using buttercream frosting, they should be fine for two to three days. The fact that your cookie frogs are candy-coated means they should hold up well.

batch of frog cupcakes

Other cupcake recipes you may like:

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