Stephanie's Sweets: Beachin' Bears

Posted on August 15 2014

These adorable little bite size cupcakes are the perfect way to capture summer time!
Make this creative dessert for any event, it will be the talk of the party!

Here’s what you’ll need: 

Yellow Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1 Cup of water 
½ cup of oil

1 Container of Frosting
Blue food coloring
Nilla wafers
Teddy grahams
Airhead sour belts
Lifesaver gummies
Mini party umbrellas


What you do:

1. Follow the directions on the cake mix and pour the batter into cupcake holders. You can get creative
    with it and choose a beach themed cupcake liner or a bright pop of color!

2. While the cupcakes are baking, cut the airhead sour belts into about the length of a teddy graham
    to create little mini beach towels. Dab a little bit of frosting on the flipside of the teddy graham and
    place them on the towel so they stay secured. With the lifesaver gummies, stick the teddy grahams
    in the hole to give the look of them floating in a tube.

3. In a plastic bag or even a blender, pour the nilla wafers in and start grinding them up to give the effect
    of sand. 

4. The cupcakes should be just about done by now, take them out of the oven to cool so you can begin
    the decorating process! Put a little bit of vanilla frosting on half of the cupcakes and sprinkle the “sand”
    on the top of them.  Place the bear on his towel on the sand and stick an umbrella on top. On the others,
    frost them with blue and place a little bear in a lifesaver on top.


   *If you are feeling really creative, draw little bikinis and Speedos on the bears with icing pens!*


Serve them on a beach themed platter and just wait to see peoples reactions, they will LOVE them!






  • Brianna : September 04, 2014

    This is adorable!! Perfect idea to keep the kids busy!

  • Taylor: September 04, 2014


  • Megan: August 22, 2014

    Ah, these are so cute!

  • nicolette: August 21, 2014

    How cute & yummy!!!

  • taylor: August 19, 2014

    So fun!!!

  • Chelsea: August 19, 2014

    So cute!! It reminds me of the sand cakes and dirt cakes I made when I was younger (sand=vanilla wafer, and dirt = oreos) So creative!! Can we have these at the next staff meeting?!

  • Victoria : August 19, 2014

    These are so adorable! The perfect treat to close out the summer season!

  • alana: August 18, 2014

    these are so cute!!!

  • Julianne: August 17, 2014

    These are too cute !!

  • Courtney: August 17, 2014

    This is the cutest thing ever!! haha love ittt

  • Rachel: August 15, 2014

    Those look adorable and yummy! We’ll have to make some for the rock!

  • dee: August 15, 2014

    These are adorable!!!

  • olivia: August 15, 2014

    these are the cutest!!

  • Shaye: August 15, 2014

    Steph you are the ultimate!! Can’t wait to try these :)

  • stephanie: August 15, 2014

    :) so cute!

  • Victoria : August 15, 2014

    OH MY GOSH can i please have all of them

  • Lisa: August 15, 2014

    oh my god! this is beyond the cutest thing! absolutely love this

  • Jessica: August 15, 2014

    these are so cute!!! and they look delicious (: i will definitely be making these this weekend!!

  • Kate: August 15, 2014

    These are the cutest!! I’ve been on a teddy graham kick lately…addicting!

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