Cupcake decorations don’t always have to include lots of frosting. Get creative and have some fun with paper, flowers, and hard candy. These ideas are great for kids to wild and decorate cupcakes for friends and classmates. Scroll to the bottom for a gallery of some of our favorite cupcake decoration ideas for kids and adults alike.
Paper Heart Cutouts, Ribbons, Flowers, and Candy
Decorate cupcakes with candy for a treat you won’t have to bake. Glue scrap-art pictures or paper hearts (we used scalloping scissors to trim some) to cupcake liners. Use a craft punch or paper flowers to make cute borders.
Tools and Materials
- Cupcake liners
- Assorted decorations (ribbon, flowers, stickers)
Cupcake Goodies How-To
1. Bake cupcakes from one of our Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes
2. Cut out hearts or other shapes from construction paper; add cut-out images, ribbons, or paper or fabric flowers, and write or stamp a note. Glue onto side of cupcake liner. Continue gluing in sections, leaving the last section open. Sparsely decorate cupcake with candy.
X’s and O’s Cupcake Decorations
Decorate cupcakes with X’s and O’s using your crush’s favorite candy.
Pictured to the right are Brach’s Cinnamon Imperials. Other candy’s to use include Red Raspberry Candy Hearts, Conversation Hearts, Valentine Gummy Bears, or Red & White Chocolate Cordials Candy Balls.
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Strawberry Valentine Hearts
If you are ready to serve your cupcakes immediately, decorate them with these cute strawberry cutouts. Simply slice the strawberries and cut out V’s in the top and place on the cupcakes or around them.