Sour Octopus Cupcakes a great cupcake idea for kids birthdays!


It’s always fun to try to come up with a new way to make a cake for the kids birthday. I love sour things and my kids do too. They would have a feast eating up these Sour Octopus Cupcakes for their next birthday party!

Sour Octopus Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
2 egg whites
2 eggs
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 baking soda
3/4 C buttermilk
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
-Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
-Add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter …. beating until well combined.
-Add egg whites, and then eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
-Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is mixed together.
-Add 1/3 C flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding 1/3 C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3 C of buttermilk mix in low speed until thoroughly blended.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted cupcake comes out
-Allow to cool in the cupcake tine for 10 minutes.
-Remove the cupcakes from the cupcake tin and completely cool on a wire rack.


Frosting Ingredients:

1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Blue gel food coloring
Citric Acid

Frosting Directions:

-Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
-If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream.
-Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak.
-Add 1 TBSP citric acid…. mix well.
-If not add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.
-Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
-Divide the frosting equally into two bowls…..first bowl remains white while the second bowl…add several drops of blue gel food coloring….mix well.
-Scoop the blue frosting into a pastry bag with a 13 inch round frosting tip…. then add the white frosting….twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip….Test to make sure that the combination of blue and white frosting comes to the tip at the same time.
-Frost cupcakes from the outside edge to the center of the cupcake.

sour octopus cupcake

Sour Octopus Fun

– Buy 1 package of Sour Octopus candy.
-Place the sour octopus on the top of the frosted cupcake.
-If necessary you can use a small dollop of the white frosting as the “glue” for the octopus.

Sour Octopus Cupcakes are a fun addition to any birthday party!

What do you think? Will you make these for your kids birthday? Check out my other cupcake recipes: gender reveal cupcakes, cadbury egg cupcakes, basket cupcakes, blueberry cupcakes and minion cupcakes. You can also check out my oreo frosting recipe for your next cupcake adventure!

Don’t forget to check out my other birthday posts! 5 ways to have a fun birthday for Dad, 10 birthday cakes a little girl will love,  15 rocking boy birthday party themes, sour octopus cupcakes, 15 fun birthday party themes for girls, 10 birthday cakes for boys that they will flip over, and 5 gifts that are always a hit with kids!   

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