Beach Party Cupcakes



  • 1 box funfetti cake mix or flavor of your choice
  • eggs amount called for on box, plus one
  • milk substitute (same amount) water called for on box
  • unsalted butter substitute (same amount) oil called for on box




  • Prepare cupcakes according to package directions EXCEPT: use an extra egg, substitute milk for water, and substitute melted butter instead of oil. Spoon batter into cupcake liners.  
  • Bake according to package directions. Remove from oven when done; immediately flip them out of muffin pan. Allow to cool. 


  • Whip frosting with vanilla. 
  • After cupcakes are cooled, frost. 


  • Generously sprinkle light brown sugar on top of frosting…it should look like sand.
  • Cut off pieces of “Airheads” to make beach mats. Place on left side of cupcake.
  • Add a teddy graham on top of beach mat…you might have to use a little dab of frosting to make him stick.
  • Add a gummy lifesaver to the right side. Press it in lightly to make it stay. (Alternatively, you can prop it up slightly against the umbrella).
  • Poke a beach umbrella in (open the umbrella).
  • Stand back and watch everyone be impressed.


Disclaimer: When the ladies were making these, they may or may not have interviewed the teddy grahams to make sure they were worthy of being included. You can decide whether this is a necessary step.