The official wardrobe swap happened for me this weekend. All my knitted winter sweaters are in storage and my summer sundresses are out! I cannot even begin to explain how thrilled I am with this new seasonal clothing development. Now that I’m fully ready for sunshine and pool parties, it’s important to get inspired for what to bring to those BBQ’s and pool parties this summer. Why not bring a tray of delicious sweet cupcakes that have summer written all over them? These 15 cute cupcake recipes will set your dessert apart from the crowd and will be so fun to eat! From cupcakes pretending to be watermelons, to allergy friendly cupcakes, we have you completely covered for the summer dessert season!
You can be anything you want to be. And if that means a cupcake wants to be a watermelon, let it! I mean, how adorable are these little things? Also, serious question, does the nutritional content increase when a cupcake looks like a fruit? You decide.
http://thefirstyearblog.com/watermelon-cupcakes/ Photos By: The First Year Blog
These cupcakes are the perfect dessert to serve at a BBQ or at a birthday party for someone who loves to be the King or Queen of the Grill! Topped with some sweet gummies, er, veggies, it makes for a colorful and delicious dessert.
http://www.frugalmomeh.com/2015/07/grill-cupcakes.html Photos By: Frugal Momeh
Not only do I love the neutral color scheme for these treats, but I’m a major fan of s’mores and cupcakes. So when you combine the two, my question is, does it get better than this? No. No it doesn’t.
http://frogprincepaperie.com/bake-sale-recipe-winner-smores-cupcakes/2/ Photos By: Frog Prince Paperie
Beach Party Time! Show up with the sweetest crab (cup)cakes anyone has ever seen. They may take a minute to assemble, but with a few enthusiastic helpers bribed by sugar, they’ll be done in no time.
http://www.cleanandscentsible.com/2013/05/crab-cakes-cupcakes.html Photos By: Clean and Scentsible
Summer is the season of citrus. Flavoring drinks and treats alike, the flavor is always refreshing and simply scrumptious.
https://www.justsotasty.com/lemon-lime-cupcakes/ Photos By: Just So Tasty
Carnivals aren’t the only place you can find cotton candy! These cotton candy cupcakes will make you reminisce about being a kid and begging your parents for cotton candy at the local fair. They are also lovely to look at and very memorable.
http://www.cookingclassy.com/cotton-candy-cupcakes/ Photos By: Cooking Classy
It’s the ultimate pool party cupcake because even the Teddy Bears are excited to go swimming! Top off with a litle beach umbrella and some graham crackers and you are good to go!
http://www.momlovesbaking.com/luau-cupcakes/#more-7188 Photos By: Mom Loves Baking
Ready for the cupcake recipe that will take you from cupcake amateur to cupcake connoisseur? These little cakes are covered with little hydrangea blooms and even have layers of icing in the center! They are perfect for a classy tea party.
http://www.sugarhero.com/hydrangea-cakes/?crlt.pid=camp.3EZ3CnGWh2iz Photos By: Sugar Hero
There can’t be a better combination of refreshing flavors than lime and coconut. Bite into these tropical tasting desserts that are topped with an actual slice of lime.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/07/01/coconut-cupcakes-with-key-lime-buttercream/ Photos By: Spoonful of Flavor
My goal this summer is to eventually master the whole cupcake-filled-with-goodness trend. Who wants to be my taste testers?! They are so pretty and very photogenic – not to mention SO SWEET!
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2016/12/29/party-pinata-cupcakes/ Photos By: Sally’s Baking Addiction
When blueberries are in season, we look for just about any way to incorporate them into our cooking and baking. Make a sweet and sour cupcake with this delicious recipe filled with blueberries and a splash of lemon.
https://www.tammileetips.com/2015/06/blueberry-lemonade-cupcake-recipe/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes Photos By: Tammi Lee Tips
These look SO good. Vanilla cupcakes filled with chocolate and topped with strawberry frosting is just the perfect combination of flavors. I really can’t get over how amazing these look.
http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2016/09/08/neapolitan-cupcakes/ Photos By: Life Love and Sugar
When everything is in season, don’t discriminate! Add all the berries you can find! They make beautiful cupcake garnishes as well.
http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2017/04/28/berries-cream-cupcakes/ Photos By: Life Love and Sugar
My absolute favorite cupcake comes from a box. Yes, it’s that Duncan-Hynes Funfetti Cupcake mix. But now, I can make it at home from scratch! I’m really excited about this one.
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2017/04/28/soft-fluffy-funfetti-cupcakes/ Photos By: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Baking for a crew of people with eating restrictions? Here’s your go-to recipe to accomodate just about everyone! I love the combination if white chocolate and blueberry. No one will know these are gluten free!
http://theloopywhisk.com/2017/05/15/white-chocolate-cupcakes-with-blueberry-buttercream/ Photos By: The Loopy Whisk