Spring Bug Cupcakes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tami Rose

Do you have kids who are crazy about flying bugs? These sweet treats are made from their favorite candies. One look at them and who could resist smiling? They’ll bring out the bug lover in all of us!

What You Need

1 box white cake mix + ingredients need to prepare mix cupcake liners vanilla frosting paste food coloring in bright colors

Candies for Bugs

sour gummi worms gumdrop fruit slices mini jawbreakers pull-a-part licorice mini chocolate chips

What You Do

Prepare cupcakes as directed on box using cupcake liners. Cool completely.

To Assemble Bugs:


  • Body – one gummi worm
  • Wings – 4 fruit slices cut in half. Use tops of each fruit slice only for the pretty decorated lines
  • Head – mini jawbreaker
  • Antennae – licorice

Frost the top of cupcake white before assembling butterflies.

Lady Bug:

  • Body – vanilla icing tinted black
  • Wings – 2 red fruit slices, cut in half -use tops only. Use a toothpick to dig out tiny holes for the mini chocolate chips. Press chocolate chips into the holes in the fruit slices.
  • Head – red icing. Mini chocolate chips for eyes
  • Antennae – licorice

Frost the top of cupcake red before assembling ladybugs.

Dragon Fly

  • Body – 1 piece of pull-a-part licorice, end rolled into a point. Colored icing for dots on body.
  • Wings – 4 sour gummi worms trimmed to fit
  • Head – mini jawbreaker
  • Antennae – licorice

Frost top of cupcake green before assembling dragon flies.

Tami Rose (98 Posts)

Tami Rose lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 children. She is always on the lookout for fun, easy crafts that any age group can make. She is the Assistant Administrator on the FamilyCorner.com forums. You can find her there under the username of "ajrsmom". She is also the Assistant Editor for FamilyCorner.com and provides valuable support for the website.

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