These Octopus Cupcakes are Perfect for Any Children's Party

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 29, 2015
References: thefirstyearblog
'The First Year' blog has put together a kid-friendly recipe for octopus cupcakes. These adorable confections are simple to make and provide the perfect dessert for a sea creature-themed party.

This recipe provides instructions for making vanilla cupcakes, vanilla-flavored buttercream frosting and candy octopus decorations. While you can make each of these components from scratch, you can also use boxed cake mix and store-bought icing if you are short on time. For the octopus deceptions themselves, begin by melting a handful of orange candy melts in a small amount of vegetable shortening. Then individually dip large marshmallows in the orange chocolate. Once the marshmallows have set, add two candy eyes to each octopus creature. Finish the octopuses off by using orange frosting to create the tentacles.

The end result is a batch of adorable octopus cupcakes that are sure to delight kids and adults alike.