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Easy Back to School Cupcakes – So Adorable!

Easy back to school cupcakes are so fun to make and will bring the smiles from everyone. Whether you’re whipping up this treat for teachers or students, this quick cupcake idea will impress.

Easy Back to School Cupcakes for Teachers or Kids Idea

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The Secret to the Fluffiest Cupcakes

When I was starting a new job after graduate school, I was so nervous… It was my first “real” job after years upon years of education and I didn’t know what to expect.

On my first day, I was escorted to the team I would join. As we came around the corner, there they were: my new team, balloons, and vanilla cupcakes.

Y’all, I thought to myself, “This is going to be the best job ever!” …until I bit into one of the cupcakes. It was like someone took pancake mix and tried to pass it off as a cupcake. I shuddered but ate it because that’s what you do when you’re raised in the South.

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I vowed to never, ever make a pancake cupcake. Did you know there’s a secret to light, fluffy vanilla cupcakes?

Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the mix, and whip the egg whites separately. Then, fold the egg whites into the mix. You’ll never go back to the old way. But let’s get started with our back to school cupcakes…

Teacher appreciation ideas and back to school

Ingredients for Back to School Cupcakes

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How to Make The Cutest Back to School Cupcakes

These are a very simple cupcake decorating idea and you’ll be done in no time at all. Let’s get started. 

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Back to School Cupcakes

Teacher appreciation ideas and back to school

These back to school cupcakes are simple and easy to make! Gather just a couple of supplies to make a fun treat everyone will love.

Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  1. Use a small handful of white fondant and gently roll it out to 1/4 of an inch thick. Use a little confectioner’s (powdered) sugar if your fondant is sticky. Use the 2.75 inch round cutter. Repeat one for all of the cupcakes. how to roll fondant and cut with cookie cutter
  2. Use the ruler and red edible marker to make a straight line down the left side of the topper. Then, make three lines for the ruled paper with the blue edible marker. Repeat with all of the fondant cupcake toppers. how to use edible markers on fondant how to make notebook paper cupcakes
  3. Generously frost the cupcakes and place the notebook paper fondant on top. Use a small amount of icing to attach the adorable apple icing decorations. how to frost a fondant cupcake


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  • Additional Supplies:
  • Rolling pin
  • Wilton Edible Markers
  • Ruler
  • 2.75″ round cookie/biscuit cutters

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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