Monday, August 7, 2017

Teddy Bears at the Beach Cupcakes


 The grands that came over for Cooking/Art Camp this week had been wanting to make Teddy Bears at the Beach Cupcakes again.  We do this every year, but this Nana aims to oblige!  My beach towel and some ice tea, along with some cute cupcakes take me away.


 This time, the kids decorated using trays and I used a plastic tablecloth on my coffee table.  We just pulled up small chairs, and they could reach all their itmes that I put out.  The above cupcakes were decorated by Cissy.  She had one of the teddy bears fishing for a cupcake flavored fish.  The ones are the right are playing volleyball on the beach.  The kids made balls by rolling some fruit roll-ups into a ball shape.  They're so creative!

 Caiden had some teddy bears, on the left,  playing volleyball.  he used a piece of fruit roll-up for his net.  The poor teddy bear on the right got attacked!  Oh, those kids!!


 Smile, Harper!!  She's ready to eat her cupcake after lunch!


 Have any of you tried this iced tea?  If you like sweet tea, without calories, this is for you!  I find this at my local Kroger's , at $1.99 a box. 



Buttercream Frosting

This is a super easy frosting for decorating cupcakes or sugar cookies. My son, Mike, used a little powdered sugar to make froth on the "waves". The happy teddy bear on the left is riding his surf board, made from a fruit roll-up, but the poor little teddy bear on the right was attacked by a shark!

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5-6 tablespoons milk (plus more, if needed)
  • food coloring

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer. Add the vanilla and milk. The frosting should be fairly thick. Add the food coloring to your desired color. If the frosting thickens, add a little milk.
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Thank you for your visit!  xo

37 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'd love to try that Sweet Tea. When I lived in North Carolina, we were offered either water or sweet tea in every restaurant. The cupcakes and your grandchildren are a winning combination! Harper is getting so big. xo

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  2. What a colorful and fun post!Such happiness!We usually drink that Lipton ice tea here,except my youngest son who drinks only water,nothing else...

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  3. Just when the teddy bear thought it was safe to go back in the water...

    What a fun (and I'm sure tasty!) snack!

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  4. So cute Kitty, I need to let my kiddos do this, the volleyball playing bears on a cupcake is VERY creative!!

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  5. SO cute!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. That would have been a fun baking project and the cupcakes look tasty.

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  7. Those are cute (your grands, and your teddy bear on the beach cupcakes.) Cooking class with Nana is a great thing!

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  8. Oh what fun and such adorable cupcakes! The tea looks really good. My preference is really unsweetened but my hubby like his sweet. For years we used tea bags for iced tea and he added Splenda in his but within the last year or so, we discovered Milo's tea in a gallon jug in the grocery stores. They make one that is artificially sweetened that is wonderful...the best we've had...tastes just like real sweet tea! Have a wonderful week, Kitty!

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  9. Adorable! My two boys definitely would have loved the shark attack idea! I just love the little umbrellas, too. You all have so much fun! xo Deborah

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  10. Your grands have grand imaginations. Love the cupcake flavored fish and the fruit roll up for netting, very smart! Oh I have missed the sweet tea at the market, got to try that. You always have such fun with your grands Kitty, awesome! Have a wonderful week.........

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  11. Just sooo cute! I'll have to look for that tea. I've never seen it but it may well be right there and I just have missed it. Have a great week!

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  12. These made me chuckle -- how cute is that?? Such creativity those kids have! I have that tea but just the regular, unsweetened. I haven't seen the sweetened but it sure sounds good. I usually have a jug out in the sun several times a week for sun tea!

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  13. Just too cute, Kitty. Adorable!
    Harper is a cutie!

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  14. Oh what a fun time! You may have to make that a tradition since the kids love them so much. I haven't seen that tea, but will be looking for sure. Glad you shared the fun. <3

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  15. Oh, my goodness, you are one of the sweetest, funnest grandmothers I know! This is just precious! I know those kids have a ball when they come to your house...you are so good to take time with them and really pour into their young lives. You are a wonderful example of a Titus 2 woman, and you bless and inspire us all. Praying for you, sweet friend. :)

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  16. Looks like a lot of fun for little ones. Very cute. :)

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  17. Kitty -- the cupcakes (and the grand) are too cute! You are making some wonderful memories for and with your grands. Happy Tea Day!

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  18. Adorable Kitty! Your grands have so much fun at cooking/art camp! Love their creativity with the volleyball net and fishing line :)

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  19. Hi Kitty, Oh this looks like so much fun and your grands are so creative with your cupcake tops. Love it!! I use this recipe for frosting too and it is so good!! I have not seen this ice tea but will certainly look for it. Thanks for sharing your summer fun from cooking camp!! Have a great week my sweet friend. xoxo

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  20. Too cute, bears at the beach! What clever ideas that kids put into play! Love the tea bag offering, will check it out next time I need them. I always make my iced tea with splenda.

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  21. Excellent imaginations! πŸŒŠπŸ»πŸ‰πŸ¦πŸ‘’πŸ‘™πŸ‘’πŸ¦πŸ‰πŸ»πŸŒŠ

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  22. Oh my goodness I just love your Nana camps! Adorable beach theme and those cute cupcakes...oh my goodness. No wonder Harper has a big smile on that pretty face. Kitty, if we lived closer with all our grands we would have us a big old Nana camp! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  23. Kitty, oh my gosh! I love your teddy bears at the beach cupcakes. The volleyball bears are toooo cute! I've a silly question for you - when making a frosting that contains milk, do you need to refrigerate the frosted cupcakes afterwards? xo

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  24. I love the sweet little smile! They all had a grand time I am sure! This theme is so cute my friend. Enjoy those grands and your time together! It is precious for sure.

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  25. What a fun filled day of creative expression! I think the kids must have had a blast coming up with new scenes for the bears. Love it! & I think it is wonderful.
    I will keep an eye out for that tea...thanks for t he heads up!

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  26. Oh my, aren't these cupcakes just the cutest! And that face....precious :) What fun you have with your loved ones, my friend.

    Hugs to you!

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  27. Those cupcakes are so creative! Just adorable, as is your little one. So sweet!

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  28. Oh how cute and what a great family you have. I missed out on that younger age with mine so I just bake stuff and give it to them. My 16 year old grandson taught me something new on the computer this week. How to download pictures to a flash drive. I am sure everyone will laugh but I didn't know how to do that. I love your post! Thanks for sharing and linking the Great Bakeoff With The Grands!

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  29. Oh, I'll bet the grands had fun decorating these! Love all the creativity and that sweet little Harper's smile. Too funny about the bear attacked by the shark! xx Karen

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  30. Kitty, I just love it when you have Camp for the grands! I'm not a sweet tea fan myself - even my Southern grandma didn't make it sweet - but I enjoyed many a glass of Lipton iced tea at her house throughout my childhood.

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  31. Harper's smile is so sweet. Love those cupcakes - bears on the beach , just perfect.
    I have not heard of that tea. Mom never made hers very sweet, but I have had some that tasted like pure sugar and not a fan of that, but am tempted to try this.
    betsy

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  32. Oh Kitty, how fun. My granddaughter will be over in a few weeks, so this would be so fun for her to make with me. I am always looking for something to do with her. Thanks for the word on the tea...I will have to look for that one.

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  33. Hi Kitty,
    What a precious grandbaby and those cupcakes are adorable, what a fun project for your day. I am glad to know about the sweet tea, I will be looking for that. Hope you are enjoying some of the nice rain we have been having. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  34. Oh Kitty...you guys just have too much fun! I love those little bears...and your Little Bears look pretty happy too! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea
    Ruth

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  35. Kitty, these cupcakes are so much fun! I buy Lipton Iced Tea, but haven't seen the Southern. I'll have to look for it. thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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