How to make Earth Day Bug Cupcakes

On Tuesday, I shared my Earth Day Cupcakes. I ran out of time to take extra pictures, so I wanted to show you how easy it is to create the bugs and butterflies for the Earth Day Bug Cupcakes.

You all know how much I love cupcakes, and especially the Hello, Cupcake and What’s New, Cupcake? books. I used the templates in the Hello, Cupcake book.(yes, that’s chocolate on my well used book)  If you don’t have the book, you could draw your own or even print them off the computer.

I cut some squares of Wax Paper and placed it over the template. I found it was easier to use small squares instead of a large piece of Wax Paper, then you can easily move it off and start the next bug.

I gathered my decorations. This project moves very quickly, so you need to have everything ready.

I used store bought {gasp} cookies, 2 sizes of M&M candies, chocolate coated sunflower seeds that I got at Albanese Confectionery StoreWilton Chocolate Candy Melts and a Wilton Disposable Decorating Bag.

Place the chocolate wafers into the bag and microwave them for about 1-2 minutes, watch closely so they don’t burn. Using your fingers, work the chocolate until it’s all melted. Snip a VERY small tip off the end of the bag.

Following your template, pipe the chocolate onto the Wax Paper, and immediately, gently push candies into chocolate.

Repeat for other bugs

For the ladybugs, I used a red M&M and piped on small dots and a large dot for the face.

For the butterflies, I piped the antennae and the body, then used coated sunflower seeds and cookies, that I cut into quarters for the wings.

If you have questions about how to decorate cupcakes, jump on over and leave your questions for the What’s New, Cupcake book authors!

What do you do to help Mother Earth?

This post linked to:

~Mouthwatering Mondays hosted by A Southern Fairytale

~Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum

~Saturday Night Special hosted by Funky Junk Interiors




  1. What cute creepy-crawlers–I espcially like the lady-bugs! Gummy worms on some piped “grass” would be cute, too. Cute ideas!
    .-= Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman´s last blog ..You Know That Spring is Really Here… =-.

  2. Oops, I see yoy do have some with gummy worms already!

    Cute stuff, as always!
    .-= Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman´s last blog ..You Know That Spring is Really Here… =-.

  3. Marilyn says:

    Honestly, these are the cutest bug cupcakes. Wouldn’t little ones just love them? I don’t really like bugs so they wouldn’t appeal to me to eat them. My daughter used to tease me when she had gummy worms by sliding them out of her mouth very slowly. We would just laugh.
    Like Charlene I like the lady bugs–you can buy jars of black coloring–they are about 1 1/2 inch tall and round.

  4. Susan says:

    I have recently become obsessed with cupcakes! These are just the cutest things ever! Perfect for Earth Day!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Books, Beds, and Tablescapes =-.

  5. lori lucas says:

    Oh my goodness, I think I will finally get my nephew into the kitchen too! (Not just my niece). They will both love this…making and eating! Thanks. Lori
    .-= lori lucas´s last blog ..Taco Salad =-.

  6. Hi, Itsa so fun to see. we dont have anything like that in SWEDEN.
    Have a great weekend
    Annethe Dufvans antique in SWEDEN

  7. This looks so fun and fairly simple! Thanks for sharing ;)
    .-= Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue´s last blog ..Better Blogger Tips =-.

  8. those are so cute and fun!!
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..My wedding day =-.

  9. great tutorial! Love those little bugs :)
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..Let’s Get This Party Started =-.

  10. Jerri says:

    Cute! My nephew would love these!

  11. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look so adorable!
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Peach Cobbler Murder… =-.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      @Nutmeg Nanny, Was just thinking this morning, when I saw your Peach Cobbler in my email (making my hungry) that I haven’t seen you in a bit. Did you receive your necklace?
      Thanks, as always, for stopping by and commenting!

  12. These are just too, too cute! You are so incredibly talented!

  13. Liz, these are beyond adorable!
    Your tutorial is fantastic, too!
    Thank you so much!
    and thanks for linking them up!

  14. April Harris says:

    Those cupcakes are fantastic! Thank you for sharing how to make them – I especially like the ladybugs!!

  15. Avril Miller says:

    Adorable!!! My dd and I are drooling! ;-)

  16. Aimee says:

    Perfect! Just what I was looking for!! These look cute and truely simple! (assuming I can wield a piping bag – that is a tough one for me!) I can’t believe I didn’t find this on Pinterest!


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