colorful birthday cupcakes on a green milk glass cake stand
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12 Showstopping Birthday Cupcake Ideas

Skip the Pinterest fails with these easy but photogenic themes.

Unicorn cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser and this colorful concoction from Handmade Charlotte is easy to replicate at home. The rainbow horn is a free download (works best on thicker paper) and the ears are made with sticky Airheads.Handmade Charlotte
Fans of the Heeler family will flip for these cute cupcakes designed by @taylor_cake_designs. All you’ll need to do to recreate these is to pipe blue and tan or orange icing, then get some Bluey-inspired sprinkles. Bone appétit!@taylor_cake_designs