Sunday, November 1, 2015

Basketball Cupcakes

I love to bake but decorating, not so much.  That's why when I bake I look for easy.  My son LOVES basketball so for his 10th birthday I wanted to try making basketball cupcakes.  Seemed easy enough and it really was, check these out......

To make these, simply use a box cake mix, follow the instructions and then let the fun part begin.

Pillsbury's Funfetti icing is so cool and they offer up so many different colors.  Orange was one of them which was perfect for this recipe.

For the lines I used chocolate frosting icing that is all ready to just squeeze out! I forgot to take a picture but you can buy the icing all ready to be piped on, just snip the tip and you're good to go!  You could also use chocolate or black shoelace licorice to make the lines and I've even seen Reeses Pieces used.  I had mini chocolate chips on hand, just in case.  But the icing worked perfectly!

So, if you have a basketball star in your house these cupcakes are super duper easy.  If you're anything like me and don't have the best decorating skills this is seriously your recipe!

The Funfetti icing came with colorful star sprinkles.  I was hesitant to put them on top of the cupcakes so I used them as 'confetti' around the board I put the cupcakes on.  I had a few extra cupcakes that I kept aside and asked my 5 year old if she would like to 'decorate?!'  This was her creation...the sprinkles look good on top too!

My son was very pleased with his basketball cupcakes!  

My son is also a Mine craft fan and for his 9th birthday I made these Mine craft cupcakes and the best part about these were no decorating skills necessary at all!!  Wahoo!  You can check them out by clicking the link.

The holidays are coming and we'll be doing alot of baking as I'm sure most of you will so I found a few, 'no decorating skills necessary' cupcake recipes.  They look super cute and super, win!

Check out these Minion cupcakes from Pillsbury.  Again, no decorating  necessary but yet so cute for your Minion fan!

Gobble....gobble!  Turkey Cupcakes that I will be serving with our Thanksgiving feast.

With winter around the corner how fun it would be to take advantage of the chilly weather whipping up these adorable Snowman cupcakes from Betty Crocker.

I hope this post has inspired you to start baking and not let all those pretty cupcakes you see out there be intimidating!  For those with less than superior decorating skills, these cupcakes are a great start!

Have fun and happy baking!


  1. "I love to bake but decorating, not so much." Um, yes. I just want to eat the thing, not fondant it up! These cupcakes are adorable...and I think even I, piping-bag challenged as I am, could make these. Thanks for the inspiration...stopping by from the Thoughtful Spot!

    1. Hi Elizabeth! I guarantee you can make these, if I can, anybody can, lol!!

  2. I love to bake and I try to decorate. I have been all into the easy bake ideas lately. I like these basketball cupcakes.

    1. I love to bake too it's the decorating that gets tricky for me!!

  3. Great post! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!