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A Star Is Born! Make Sparkly, Modern Moon & Star Cupcakes

Welcome your little one into the world by letting them know you’ll love them to the moon and back! These sparkly and sweet baby moon and star cupcakes are perfect for celebrating a little girl, a little boy, or for those waiting to learn the gender of their little bundle of joy.

More and more parents-to-be are skipping the standard pastel pink and blue and opting for sleeker, updated color palettes. These cupcakes, with their hip, minimalist style and metallic embellishments are sure to please even the pickiest modern mom.

Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star Baby Shower Cupcakes | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Dreamy moon, cloud and star baby cupcakes, perfect for baby showers!

Be a shining star at your next baby shower and learn how to make easy moon, cloud and star cupcakes!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower Cupcakes | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

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Supplies:

  • Regular cupcakes and mini cupcakes
  • Gray buttercream
  • White buttercream
  • Silver sanding sugar
  • Silver star sprinkles
  • White nonpareils
  • Small icing spatula
  • Piping bag
  • Small round piping tip
  • Parchment paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen
Icing the cupcakes | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Step 1:

Ice the cupcakes with a small amount of gray buttercream. Place a dollop in the center and work around the top of the cupcake, flattening the icing down toward the edges as you go.

Filling in the top of the cupcake with icing creates the perfect backdrop for our cloudy, starry sky. It also helps keep your cupcakes fresher longer by covering up all the exposed cake. 

Icing the cupcakes | Erin Gardner | CraftsyStep 2:

Sprinkle the frosted cupcakes with the tiny silver stars. Adding the stars at this point helps give the cupcakes more texture and depth. 

Sprinkle cupcakes with stars | Erin Gardner | Craftsy Step 3:

Trace a circle about the same size as the top of your cupcake onto a piece of parchment paper. Cut the circle out and lay it on top of the cupcake, leaving a crescent-shaped section of buttercream exposed. Coat the exposed buttercream with silver sanding sugar. Press the sugar down to make sure you have the entire space filled. Shake off any excess sugar and carefully remove the parchment paper. 

Making the sanding sugar moon | Erin Gardner |CraftsyStep 4:

Cut another parchment paper circle. Draw stars and cut them out to use as a template. Place the template on top of a cupcake and add silver sanding sugar. Press the sugar into the buttercream, then tip the cupcake to let any excess fall off. Carefully remove the template and any stray pieces of sanding sugar.

Making sanding sugar stars | Erin Gardner | CraftsyStep 5:

Fill a piping bag fitted with a small round tip with white buttercream. Add clouds to your cupcakes by piping on dots and squiggles. Sprinkle the clouds with white nonpareils to add more texture. 

Piping Clouds | Erin Gardner | CraftsyAdding nonpareils | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Arrange your sparkly, starry beauties on a pretty platter or scatter them around to adorn a sweets table. I designed my cupcakes with a sleek, gray and metallic color scheme in mind, but you could easily add pops of color by switching up the color of the sky or the colors of the sprinkles and sanding sugar.

Moon and Stars Baby Shower Cupcakes | Erin Gardner | CraftsyMoon and Stars Baby Shower Cupcakes | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

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One Comment

Loretta Evans

What s lovely idea for Xmas xx

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