Sandy Beach Cupcakes and a Sunshine Cake

A few weeks ago for Sunshine's Luau Themed birthday party I was on a major time crunch so I needed something easy, easy, easy.  Both these Sandy Beach Cupcakes and the Sunshine Cake were that! 

I made the cupcakes using a boxed cupcake mix.  For the icing I used store bought pre-made white icing that I tinted with Sky Blue Wilton Icing Tint.  I iced the entire top of each cupcake, then sprinkled brown sugar on the other half, and added a little paper umbrella to the top. 

How easy is that?

I hadn't really planned on making a cake to go with the cupcakes but at the last minute (i.e. the night before the first party, we had two) Sunshine reminded me that she had wanted a Sunshine cake and let me know that she was expecting it.  So I did what any good mom would do I made a Sunshine cake.

Same thing here I used a boxed cake mix to make two nine inch circle cakes.  I used a tub of pre-made vanilla icing tinted with Daffodil Yellow Wilton Icing Tint for the icing.  For the sunshine rays I used my cricut to cut out five triangles.  After I iced the cake, I slid the triangles under the iced cake.  I removed the arms from a pair of old sunglasses before putting them on the cake, and used some Black Wilton's chocolate melts (unmelted and straight out of the bag) for the mouth. 

I am linking this post up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays at Blessed With Grace.


  1. a great addition to the cupcakes are those peppermint candies that look like beach balls.


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