So you’re planning a birthday party for your little toddler and are looking for really creative cupcakes you can make. Or maybe you just feel like baking cupcakes one day! Either way, there are some really adorable kids cupcakes out there.
Before you start looking for cute kids cupcakes, remember you’re baking these cupcakes for toddlers; and toddlers are picky eaters! You may think I’m crazy for telling you this. There isn’t a child on earth who wouldn’t want to eat a cupcake, right? I believed that too until the day I put a cupcake in front of my 18 month old daughter and she didn’t want to eat it! So it’s important to keep this in mind when baking kids cupcakes.
Hopefully, I didn’t scare you too much! It wasn’t a decorated cupcake that my daughter refused; just a plain, unfrosted boring one. Load on the frosting to whichever kids cupcakes you decide to make and every toddler will love them! Frosting is a big draw for toddlers. My daughter will lick the frosting off her cupcake first. As soon as she has finished her frosting, I see her eyes immediately travel over to my delicious looking unbitten cupcake! Let your toddler have a lick of the frosting when your making your kids cupcakes; you’ll see what I’m talking about!
It’s important to take your time and pick out really creative kids cupcakes; toddlers really seem to be attracted to the most attractive looking cupcakes.
Here a few of my special tips for making kids cupcakes for toddlers:
1. Make it sweet. Toddlers have a huge sweet tooth. I know this because my daughter has no problem eating two ice-cream cones- one in each hand! Don’t serve toddlers lemon or carrot cake flavored cupcakes; they may not eat them! Chocolate or vanilla is your best bet for kids cupcakes.
2. Buy special decorating tools. The more tubes and tips you have, the more designs you can make! A basic cupcake and cake decorating set will allow you to make hundreds of different designs. Decorating tools will allow you to make some really fun kids cupcakes that your toddlers will love. You can find decorating tools online or at your local craft store.
3. Use lots of color! Toddlers love everything about color; they love to color and they love to eat anything that is colorful! For instance, have you ever noticed how much kids love Lucky Charms? Guess what their favorite part of the cereal is; the colored marshmallows, of course! If I make a few different colored cupcakes, it seems my toddler always goes for the ones with the most vibrant colored frosting.
4. Remember, toddlers love texture! If you add some kind of candies to your kids cupcakes, there is no way any toddler will leave your side. A yummy cupcake with delicious looking frosting will probably make your cupcakes compelling enough to eat, but the ultimate way to hook your picky eater is to add candies.
These rules are not only useful for baking kids cupcakes your toddler will love. Follow my rules and you will have an arsenal of tools and a variety of candies on hand for whatever baking adventure you pursue!