Happy, Homemade Sunshine Cupcakes Recipe!

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Mamas know that sometimes decorated cupcakes need to be produced for no other reason than to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Can I get a witness? This happy, homemade, sunshine cupcakes recipe is sure to be a hit. Who can frown when you’re eating a sunshine cupcake? No one, thats’ who.

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The great part about this recipe is that you use already made cupcakes. Now I know you have a stash of prepared cupcakes in your freezer? Yep, I sure do. If you don’t, whip some up with whatever box mix you have on hand. As a matter of fact, whip up some extra to feed your freezer.

Burrow through your cabinets and see if you have some canned frosting in there somewhere. If not, no worries. Hop over to this amazing buttercream frosting recipe from Belle of the Kitchen. Super easy and super yummy. It’s a winner in my book. Tint 2-3 cups of whatever icing you find a nice sunshiny yellow.

Glob your frosting into a piping bag fit with a large open star tip ( I like Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip). Pipe frosting in a circular motion starting from the inside all the way to the edges. Press Bugles firmly along the edges to represent the sun’s rays.


Happy, Homemade Sunshine Cupcakes Recipe!

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Method: Decorating
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Want to make a fun treat to bring some sunshine into your day? These happy, homemade, sunshine cupcakes are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.


  • 12 cupcakes from your favorite recipe
  • 2 to 3 cups vanilla frosting dyed yellow
  • Bugles corn snacks

You will also need:

  • large open star decorating tip
  • Piping bag


  1. Pipe frosting over cupcake in a circular motion working from the center of the cupcake to the outside.
  2. Press Bugles along the edge of the icing, pressing firmly, to represent the sun’s rays.


Want to add an extra touch? Dip the Bugles in yellow chocolate wafers. Allow to dry then add to cupcake.

After your meal or just as an afternoon snack, present your family with these happy, homemade, sunshine cupcakes. Listen to their squeals of delight and adoration. Being a fun mom happens in these small moments. #momwin

Fill your freezer to make time for more fun mom moments!

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