If you’re looking for a super quick and easy cupcake to make for a summer party, then I don’t think they come any quicker or easier than these cute Bee Cupcakes! Even if you don’t have a cake decorating bone in your body, you will be able to make these BEE-utiful cupcakes!
I’ve got lots of fun and easy Cupcake Recipes for Parties and celebrations for you to try out – right-click and open these other recipes in a new tab so that you can read them after this one!
These adorable bee cupcakes are perfect for themed baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, and summer soirees. They’d also work for a Winnie the Pooh themed party too!
Best of all, they are super, SUPER simple to make – even if you have never made cupcakes in your life!
Why are they so easy to make? Because all you have to do is assemble!
That’s right, using store-bought cupcakes topped with canned yellow frosting and ready-made bee icing decorations. THAT IS IT!
Of course, you could make the cupcakes from a box mix if you like – just choose your favorite flavor. Or if you like, make from scratch – check out the best vanilla cupcakes recipe here (which also has a recipe for chocolate cupcakes too).
You could also make the frosting from scratch, but honestly, if you don’t have the time or feel like you don’t have the skills, then ready-made stuff all the way baby!
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
Ingredients Used in This Recipe
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- Ready-made Cupcakes or Box of Cake Mix – plus the ingredients to make. Use your favorite brand/flavor for the cupcakes.
- Pillsbury Funfetti Vanilla Frosting in Yellow – or you could color white frosting with yellow gel food coloring.
- Wilton Bumblebee Icing Decorations – these come in a package of 18 bees decorations. How many packages you need will depend on how many cupcakes you make.
For my UK readers: When I go on vacation to the USA, I like to stock up on my favourite American food products and ingredients, so you’ll find them used in some of the recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog. Luckily, we can buy a lot of American ingredients online these days, and in supermarkets (check the World Foods aisle!) which is awesome! (Although sometimes the price can be on the high side…) When I use American ingredients in recipes that I share on my blog, I always aim to suggest British alternatives or include Amazon affiliate links to where you can buy them online.
Equipment used in this recipe
If you are making the cupcakes you will need cupcake liners, a cupcake pan, and a wire cooling rack – you may already have those things in your kitchen. Make sure the cupcakes have cooled completely before decorating.
You will also need a piping bag and large round tip to pipe the frosting on top of the cupcakes.
How Do I Make Bee Cupcakes?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 1 can Pillsbury Funfetti Vanilla Frosting in yellow (or your favorite recipe
- 12 cupcakes (store-bought, box mix, or your favorite recipe)
- Bee icing decorations (allow 3-5 per cupcake)
- Place the yellow frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large round piping tip.
- Pipe frosting on top of each cupcake in a circular pattern from the outside in, creating a a peak.
- Top with bee decorations.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
- Main Dish: Sweet & Spicy Hawaiian Chicken Recipe
- Side Salad: Tropical Rice Salad
- Beverage: Cucumber Cantaloupe Mint Fizz
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy! Please feel free to check them out too.