Sunny Sunshine Cupcakes

Total Time
5 mins
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I made these super easy cupcakes for my daughter's breakfast birthday party. These would be perfect for a summer gathering, kid's party, class treat, etc!! You can adjust the quantity to yield as many as you need. I made these with lemon frosting but you could use a white frosting and tint it yellow.

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  • 24 cupcakes, premade and unfrosted
  • 1 (16 ounce) container lemon frosting
  • 48 brown miniature M&M's chocolate candies (or brown reeses pieces)
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag candy corn
  • red icing


  1. Frost cupcakes with lemon/yellow frosting.
  2. Place 2 brown M&M's as eyes on cupcake.
  3. Place 10 candy corns around edge of cupcakes with widest part on cupcake rim to make sunshine "rays.".
  4. Use red icing to make smile on cupcakes.
  5. ENJOY!
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5 5

This make such cute cupcakes. Made them for a Easter Tea Party. I made half wtih blue eyes the other half wtih the brown. Thanks Mom2Rose for such a cute idea. Bullwinkle.

5 5

I found the cutest candy corn (red, pink and white) and I remembered this recipe. I also had some left over plain M&M's that were in the pink breast cancer awareness, so I decided to make some Sunshine Valentines Day cupcakes for my sons daycare. They turned out sooooo cute. I also used valentines day liners and I used the "funfetti" cake mix, you know kids love that mix. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will be using it often.

5 5

I made this for my nieces birthday party, a HUGE hit.