March Madness Cupcakes: Cupcake Tuesday

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March Madness Baby!! Are you watching all the games? Wow, there have been quite a few upsets! Of course we are cheering on Butler!

These cupcakes are not only sure to be a hit at your Final Four Party, but you could also bake up a batch for a birthday party or even to celebrate your kiddos basketball season.

To make it a little easier for you, I created a video for you…

Here is what you will need for the March Madness Cupcakes…

March Madness Cupcakes:

  • Cupcakes {flavor of your choice}
  • Buttercream Frosting for cupcakes
  • Canned Frosting for melting {this works best}
  • Graham Crackers
  • Red and Black coloring
  • Orange decorating sugar
  • Cupcake wrappers that look like a net {optional}

In case you missed them, be check out the fun ideas for April Fool’s Cupcakes.

Are you hosting a March Madness Party? Who are you cheering for?

Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! I’d appreciate a link back and be sure to check out the other cupcakes!


  1. Oh these are so great!! I love all the basketball themed desserts I’ve been seeing this week, since my husband is a basketball-obsessed-Indiana boy. I can’t wait to make some of these for him!
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    • CupcakeLady says:

      Thanks so much for linking up. When you add your cupcakes, can you do me a favor and link directly to the cupcake post and not your homepage? That would be awesome!

  2. Cute cupcakes! I love the wrapper idea and as always I love seeing the how-to videos!
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  3. Owen's Mom says:

    Your basketballs are adorable! Thanks for the Linky. …it keeps me baking cupcakes.
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  4. Rhondi says:

    These basketball cupcakes are so cute!
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  5. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says:

    Oh my goodness, Liz–these are SO cute! I LOVE that you added the backboard on them! It really adds to the presentation-something totally different. Wish I had seen this before our March Madness party last weekend! I just went with the Whoopie Pie idea from Party Bluprints, but turned those into basketballs instead! :)
    Thanks for always sharing the BEST cupcake ideas! :)

  6. Stephanie says:

    Wow! This is great. I’ve been looking for a sweet dessert to make for the tournament. I just did a blog on the best New York City bakeries (check out here:, but yours truly tops it (spoken from a fellow Hoosier). Thanks!

  7. These are fabulous! I’m thinking of Spring cupcakes, but love the Final Four!

  8. How cute are you?

  9. angie says:

    Too cute! I have several menfolk in my life these would be perfect for! Thanks for the idea.
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  10. Super inspired!

  11. Tiffany says:

    I was just watching the directions on your march madness cupcakes and I really like the ideal for my sons forth birthday party however there is no way I can make a cupcake for four year olds with tooth picks and I really wanted a cupcake with a back board because my son really loves basketball. Any suggestions for something a little more kid friendly?
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    • CupcakeLady says:

      The backboard is just held up with the toothpicks. You could use pretzels or any other “stick” type food, it was do the same job. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have other questions, I’m happy to help!

  12. Rosie says:

    Thx these are fabulous! Where did you buy your cupcake wrappers that look like a net?

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Rosie, at the beginning of the video I show you how to make the cupcake wrappers that look like a net.

      • Rosie says:

        I understand now re: the wrappers. I plan on making these soon! If you had any suggestions as to how to transport these tall cupcakes, I welcome your suggestions. The carriers I’ve looked at don’t seem tall enough (i’m open to DIY carriers but I haven’t found any carrier tutorials to accomodate to the height of these cupcakes yet). Thanks again, these are awesome! =)

  13. I love the cute backboards! So great! : )


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