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Easy To Make Alien Cupcakes


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These alien cupcakes are super easy to make but will delight kids as much (perhaps more than) fancy cupcakes from a bakery. You won’t need any fancy equipment or a degree in cake decorating either!

three cupcakes decorated with green or purple frosting, round candy, a gummy candy with eyes and a mouth drawn on with a plastic cup around it, on a white table with colored stars on it with a space scene in the background with title text reading Easy Alien Cupcakes

When people ask me what I blog about, I usually say I like to help moms who love Pinterest but don’t have the time or energy to recreate most of what they see there. I’m all about fast, easy projects and recipes.

I’d rather you spend time enjoying treats with your kids than making them. There’s no reason to spend hours slaving away to create something fun and appealing when you can get the same result in a fraction of the time.

Also, I’m not domestically talented. I don’t have a culinary degree, amazing craft talents, or the desire to acquire such skills.

I DO like to have fun. I do like to make my kids smile.

And if I’m being totally honest, I do love when I pull off something that looks hard but wasn’t. These alien cupcakes fall into that category.

five cupcakes decorated with green or purple frosting, round candy, a gummy candy with eyes and a mouth drawn on with a plastic cup around it, on a white table with colored stars on it with a space scene in the background

Supplies Needed

These alien cupcakes aren’t complicated, but you will need a few basic supplies to make them. Gather up these items:

a bag of sour patch kids candy, six chocolate cupcakes, a container of white frosting, a black food marker, a container of round candy, two jars of green and purple food coloring, clear plastic cups, all on a white wood table

Since another thing I try to avoid is wasting money, here are some other ways to get use out of the extra items you’ll have left over from above after making your alien cupcakes.

I don’t use food coloring very often so when I find myself with almost full bottles in the pantry, I use it up in some of these interesting ways.

Since those mini plastic cups come in big quantities, but I only need 12 for the cupcakes, I have a lot leftover. I like to keep them on-hand in my party supplies for individual portions of dips or desserts.

If you don’t already have a food writer marker, it might seem silly to buy one now. However, you’ll be missing out on a great way to easily add fun messages to everything from toast to cookies. Plus, these markers write great on marshmallows!

How to Make Alien Cupcakes

To make the cupcakes, first, you need to color the frosting. I wanted some color contrast so I did two different colors, but you can just do one if you want to save time and trouble.

When your frosting is fully colored, frost your cupcakes.

six cupcakes decorated with green or purple frosting on a white tray with bowls of frosting, food coloring, and white icing behind it, all on a white wood table

Now we need to make our little aliens. Using your food writer marker, draw alien eyes (and a mouth, if you want) on 6 of the Sour Patch Kids. Stick one candy into the center of each cupcake.

Then, carefully place a mini plastic cup over each “alien.”

three cupcakes in various stages of being decorated with green or purple frosting, round candy, a gummy candy with eyes and a mouth drawn on with a plastic cup around it, on a white tray on a white table with the rest of the decorating ingredients on the tray

To finish up your alien cupcakes, place small colored candies around the edge of the cupcake for the UFO lights. Try to space them evenly.

six cupcakes decorated with green or purple frosting, round candy, a gummy candy with eyes and a mouth drawn on with a plastic cup around it, on a white tray on a white table

That’s it! Your out-of-this-world alien cupcakes are ready to serve to your favorite outer space fans!

three cupcakes decorated with green or purple frosting, round candy, a gummy candy with eyes and a mouth drawn on with a plastic cup around it, on a white table with colored stars on it with a space scene in the background

Alien Cupcakes Recipe

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Alien Cupcakes

These are such cute cupcakes for a party.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Prepared Cupcakes unfrosted
  • 1 can Vanilla Frosting
  • Food Coloring
  • Sour Patch Kids Candy
  • 6 Mini Clear Plastic Cups 1 ounce
  • Food Writer Marker black
  • Round Colored Sprinkles or Skittles about ¼ inch in size

Instructions
 

  • Color part of the frosting purple and part of the frosting green.
  • Frost 3 cupcakes each with the purple and green frosting.
  • Draw 2 little alien eyes on 6 of the sour patch kids and stick one in the center of each cupcake. Press them into the frosting a little bit so they stand upright.
  • Put a little cup over each alien and press it into the frosting just a little bit so it looks like he’s inside the top of the space ship.
  • Put 6 of the ball sprinkles/candy in the frosting around the edge of the cupcakes. Space them apart equally so they look like the lights on the UFO’s.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 22IUCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
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1 thought on “Easy To Make Alien Cupcakes”

  1. These are so much fun! Like you, I love simple ideas that I can really do in my busy life and still be proud of. These are perfect for my busy life.

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