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These Yummy Bubblegum Cupcakes are Perfect for Any Party!

These bubblegum cupcakes are one of those kid-friendly treats that will put you in the hall of fame. This is one of the most simple and adorable cupcake ideas ever.

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Bubblegum Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have a deep affection for cupcakes. But, one of the biggest kid-pleasing cupcakes I’ve made are these adorable bubblegum cupcakes.

This easy cupcake idea is so cute, it’s hard to eat it. It’s perfect for a gender-reveal party or baby shower, but we used it just for a treat after a summer playdate at the pool. Be sure to use our easy vanilla cupcake recipe to make it even easier. Let’s get started.

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Tips to Make this Easy Cupcake Idea

  • Do a couple of practice swirls of your frosting on some parchment paper. The frosting doesn’t come out right when it’s just starting.
  • Let these bubblegum cupcakes cool completely before frosting them. Warm frosting runs and friends, it’s not pretty.
  • To get these bright and shiny bubblegum balls, I hit up my local party store. They have selections by color, so I only got the ones I wanted.
  • If you need a vanilla cupcake recipe, I recommend making our Lazy Girl’s Easy Vanilla Cupcakes. They take less than 30-minutes and use ingredients you likely have on hand. And they are a BIG hit on Pinterest.

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How Do I Make these Bubblegum Cupcakes?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. You can use any color scheme, obviously, which makes these a perfect birthday party cupcake idea!

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Bubblegum Cupcakes

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  1. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and milk.
  2. Beat with a mixer until buttercream makes stiff peaks and the mix is creamy. 
  3. Divide the buttercream into two small bowls.
  4. Add red gel food coloring to one bowl of frosting and blue to the other. Stir to combine.
  5. Place one color of frosting along one side of a decorating bag. To make this easy, you may want to put the decorating bag in a cup and fold down the sides, then hold the cup in one hand on it's side while scooping the frosting with a spoon and placing it in the bag with the other hand.
  6. Place the other color along the other side of the decorating bag.
  7. Frost each cupcake with a swirling motion.
  8. Top with one bubblegum candy. how to make bubblegum cupcakes recipe photo tutorial


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 41gProtein: 0g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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