How to Make Ninja Cupcakes with the Kiddo!

This is such a fun recipe for ninja cupcakes you can make with your kids for a ninja birthday party. You can basically make a million of these in just a few minutes!

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You can make these easy ninja cupcakes with your kids for a fun ninja birthday party cupcake!

Ninja Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have so much fun helping friends come up with fun cupcake ideas for parties (pssst…if you need a cupcake designed, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do). And, one of the BEST and most easy requests a friend had for me was these easy ninja cupcakes.


Seriously simple, low frosting requirements and basically a great kid-made cupcake option for a ninja birthday party. It’s so fun, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Ninja Decorated Cupcakes

  • Start with your favorite vanilla cupcakes. I always break out my recipe for Lazy Girl Cupcakes–because it’s no-fail and just consistent. And it calls for pretty standard stuff, nothing weird that I might not have on any given day.
  • You can absolutely use canned fondant–I do it all the time. But if you’d rather make it homemade, I found this super quick and fun recipe to make your own homemade marshmallow fondant that’s so tasty, it’s amazing.
  • Never, ever ice your cupcakes without waiting for the cupcakes to cool completely. Any amount of frosting and warm cupcakes just makes a mess. So, let me say it for the folks in the back–wait for the cupcakes to cool.
  • Definitely let the kids help you make these cupcakes. They’re super simple and really you don’t have to have “neat” frosting. Plus, it’s super simple to put the eyes on and the ninja mask. Let the kids help–this is the cupcake you want them to help with.
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Easy Ninja Cupcake Decorating Idea and Recipe

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 12 Ninja Cupcakes

Ninja Cupcakes

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This ninja cupcake recipe is a ridiculously easy cupcake decorating idea that's so fun and perfect for a ninja party!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 12 cupcakes (from your favorite recipe or boxed mix)
  • 1 to 2 cups vanilla frosting (from your favorite recipe or canned frosting)
  • 2 (4.4 ounce) containers black fondant
  • 24 candy eyeballs
  • Gold sugar sprinkles


  1. Bake cupcakes per the directions on your recipe and prepare frosting.
  2. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.
  3. Smear a small amount of frosting on each of the cupcakes.
  4. On a sheet of wax paper, roll out your black fondant to approximately ¼ cm thick. 
  5. With a circle cookie cutter, cut fondant in 12 circles the size of the tops of cupcakes. Then, with a butter knife, cut each fondant circle in three sections--one large, one thin strip and the third whatever remains.
  6. Position the larger portion of black fondant on the bottom of each cupcake.
  7. Position the second largest portion of black fondant on the top of each cupcake, leaving a small space.
  8. Gently press the fondant pieces down into the frosting. 
  9. Place two candy eyes into the empty space between the two pieces of black fondant.
  10. Place the last section of fondant across the bottom of the space between the two underling pieces of fondant--slightly overlapping the eyes.
  11. Smooth away any frosting squeeze-out.
  12. Roll the side of the cupcakes in the gold sugar sprinkles and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make ninja cupcakes 2


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 347mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 2gSugar: 68gProtein: 3g

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

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