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easy cupcake crabs for Celebrations

cupcake crabs

This week I’m devoting to cupcakes. Specifically, I’m sharing the  Summer cupcake ideas I made for Celebrations. More specifically, you can already find them all over at Celebrations, but I’m still devoting 5 separate posts to them because gosh dang it, I like them and they each deserve some spotlight. I made all these in March when there was still a chill in the air, but I’m a beach person. I could put myself in the mindset. I’ve mentioned this a jillion times, but my family is a beach family. My grandfather was a lighthouse keeper on the Jersey shore, and my grandfather rescued lots o’ people as a lifeguard. Yep, I grew up with sand in my peanut butter and jelly. (No, really, that’s what we’d pack for the beach and it always had the crunch of sand. That and little cans of apple juice that got coated in the stuff, too.)


These crab cupcakes are super easy to make. You just need cupcakes, red frosting, candy eyes and Twizzlers Pull N’ Peel licorice. With the legs in the way, I found it best to pipe the frosting on with a decorating bag. You can probably also use a Zip-top bag with the corner snipped if you don’t want to get all technical.

For the crab cupcake how-tos, click HERE to visit Celebrations.




If you like these, you might also like these gumdrop crab and fish cupcake toppers I made last year.


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  1. Posted July 29, 2013 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    oh my gosh those are so cute! i totally just did a crab crack post on my blog and these would be perfect!

  2. Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    SO cute, Meaghan! Love ’em!

  3. Posted July 29, 2013 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    These cupcakes are adorable!! Perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing Meaghan!

  4. Posted July 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, I love these!! They are so cute! Pinning now;)

  5. Posted July 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    These are just too cute…will have to share!

  6. Posted July 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    So easy and so cute. Pinning!

  7. Posted July 29, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute! I will keep these in mind for any summer or beachy parties in the future!

  8. Posted July 30, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    These are just SOOOOOOO cute!

  9. Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I love the facial expressions on the crab cupcakes. They make me smile every time I look at them! : )

  10. Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    You continue to amaze me with your creativity my friend! ADORABLE!

  11. Posted August 1, 2013 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Absolutely adorable!!!

  12. Posted August 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    These are the most adorable thing i have seen in a long time!

  13. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Shucks, thank you!!

  14. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    It’s amazing what a coupla eyes will do, isn’t it Heather?? My favorite decorating “tool”.

  15. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Beth!

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