Brown Sugar Cupcakes From Scratch With "Survivor or Beach Theme"

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
24 cupcakes
30 min

My friend is a big Survivor fan (as am I) we decided to throw a themed birthday party with some themed cupcakes from scratch!

Start with 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Then add 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon cinnoman.

Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil.

Add two eggs and whisk with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Pour into lined cupcake pan and pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until toothpick is clean.

Once cupcakes are cool, time to decorate! I used store brought icing for this part because it was a little too much to make the icing from scratch.

Then I crushed some graham crackers in a plastic bag for the "sand".

Then I dipped each cupcake into the graham crackers.

Then I mixed a little blue food coloring with the rest of the icing but I didn't mix it well since I wanted the color to vary.

Then I bagged it to put the "waves" on.

Finally, I got some graham bears, chocolate covered blueberries (for the coconuts) and edible leaves.

This little guy is sun bathing.

This one is about to get eaten by a shark!

Brown Sugar Cupcakes From Scratch With "Survivor or Beach Theme"
Recipe details
  • 24  cupcakes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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For the cupcakes
  •  1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 cup brown sugar
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1/4 vegetable oil
  •  2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Decorations
  • icing
  • blue food coloring
  • icing bag
  • graham crackers and bears
  • chocolate covered blueberries
  • edible leaves and shark fins
For the cupcakes
mix all ingredients and whisk
pour into a lined cupcake pan
bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean
For the Decorations
crush the graham crackers and decorate as you see fit . I like to change each on up!