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Classroom Kids Cupcakes for Back to School

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Well, here we are…time for School! My younger boys start tomorrow and my oldest that is in college starts next week. We are holding onto every last minute of Summer that we can.

I first saw these fun Classroom Kids Cupcakes over at Wilton, but simplified them for you by using a Vanilla Wafer Cookie instead of the royal icing that they used for the face. I think they are perfect for a Classroom Party, or even a birthday party.

Classroom Kids Cupcake Supplies

During my trip to Wilton Headquarters, I picked up these Food Writers at the Tent Sale. I haven’t had the opportunity to use them yet, and I seriously think I will be hunting for cupcakes that I can use them on. They are super easy, and are just like you are using a regular marker. They dry quickly and don’t smudge at all.

Add the face to the Vanilla Wafer, being as simple or complex as you like.

Color the frosting in a variety of colors, I used pink and purple for girls, green and blue for boys. Then for the hair, I colored brown, black, yellow and then for the reddish hair, I combined copper and a drop of red. Fill frosting in decorator bags and use either a Round Tip #3 or #4 or both if you like.

Place the face {vanilla wafer} on the cupcake, placing it toward the top, add the hair and then pipe on the children’s names.

Did you see the Pencil Cupcakes I shared in Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter last Friday? Super easy and so much fun!

Follow along all week while I share great Back to School Ideas! Yesterday we talked about Organizing Tips!

Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! Be sure to link back so others can enjoy the cupcakes and check out the other cupcakes!


  1. I wanted to let you know that I featured these adorable cupcakes in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – stop by and see.

  2. This is an awesome idea to start the first week of school off with my first graders!! Didn’t know about the food pens, so ingenious!!!! Thanks so much for the idea.

  3. Those cupcakes are so cute! Love all the little faces and personalization. They would be great for a class treat!

  4. These cupcakes are adorable! I made some Turtle cupcakes for back to school today. I work at a school called turtle Bay and I thought they were appropriate! They are not posted yet but as soon as I do, I’ll come link up! Have a great day!

  5. I love these, Liz! They’re just so cute. Actually, they kind of look like Peanuts characters. 😉

  6. What a genius idea! I love the faces… so adorable! 🙂

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