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Teddy Bear Cupcakes

These Teddy Bear cupcakes are a quick and easy way to make your cupcakes more fun! Make these little brown bears for a baby shower for a boy or a girl, or turn these cute bear cakes into polar bears for a first birthday. These cupcakes will be the star with just a few decorating tips.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baby shower, bear cake, birthday party, cake, cupcake, Fun food, party, party food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 184 kcal
Author On My Kids Plate


  • 12 Cupcakes
  • 4 oz. Chocolate Fondant or, white fondant colored with brown gel food coloring
  • Cornstarch for your fingers
  • 8 tbsp Butter (1 stick) softened
  • 2 cups Confectioner Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa
  • 24 Candy Eyes
  • 12 Pink Candies
  • Black or pink decorating frosting optional


  1. Make sure you cupcakes are completely cool before starting the decorating process! Lay some wax paper on your working surface to keep everything organized.

  2. Cover your hands with a bit of cornstarch to avoid fondant sticking to your fingers. Roll your fondant in 24 round pieces – about ½ an inch in size. This will make two ears for each bear.

  3. Flatten each circle and shape them to resemble teddy bear ears. Lay the teddy bear ears on your wax paper as you make them.

  4. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioner sugar, milk and cocoa starting on a low speed. Gradually increase to high speed until the ingredients mix and become smooth.

  5. Using a frosting bag and Wilton tip #233, frost each cupcake. Cover the cupcake top entirely.

  6. Place googly eyes, one pink candy and two ears on each cupcake.  You can also add a smile with black or pink frosting, but they look cute without too!

Recipe Notes

If you want, you can also add a smile with black or pink decorating frosting. I thought the bears looked cute without the smile, though!