We celebrated Star Wars Day (May the 4th) earlier this week with a fun DIY BB-8 shirt. My boys LOVE fun shirts almost as much as they love cupcakes, so naturally we NEEDED BB-8 cupcakes too!
The cupcakes were very easy to make using BB-8’s color palette of orange, black, white and grey. I kept the design simple because if I can make it, anyone can make it!
I made a package of orange cupcake mix for the base of my design. If you have a favorite cupcake recipe, you could just use food dye to make cake batter orange instead. I did make homemade butter cream frosting because it’s easier for me to decorate with. I didn’t use a fancy pastry bag though, I just used a ziplock bag with the corner cut off.
After each cupcake was frosted, I sprinkled orange and grey sprinkles on top of each one. It’s important to do this after frosting each one rather than waiting until they are all frosted. The frosting hardens up pretty quickly and the sprinkles will not stick. Trust me on this. 😉
The final touch was a single piece of black Sixlets candy. They are perfectly little spheres and work great! I found mine at the candy store in the mall but I know some grocery stores carry them as well.
That’s it. It’s an easy enough design that the kiddos can help with it. I think they would be perfect for a Star Wars themed party!
More BB-8 Inspired Ideas:
The Disney fun doesn’t end with my BB-8 cupcakes. I am sharing 10 more Disney inspired recipes from other bloggers headed to Disney Social Media Moms too! Check out everyone else’s yummy creations below!
Pineapple Dole Whips from Around My Family Table
Mickey Mouse Strawberry Pastries from Pink Cake Plate
Cheesy Bacon Potatoes Inspired by Chef Mickey’s from Brought to You by Mom
Mickey’s Churro Cookies from As The Bunny Hops
Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake (50’s Prime Time Cafe) from How Does Your Garden Grow?
Chocolate Dipped Mickey Krispie Treat from Mom Endeavors
Mickey Soft Pretzels from Liz on Call
Cape May Cafe Breakfast Pizza from See Vanessa Craft
Olaf’a White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Marshmellows from It’s a Lovely Life!
BB-8 Cupcakes from Desert Chica
Churro Rice Crispy Treats from Cute as a Fox
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