Alien Cupcakes

Searching through the pantry this summer, I came across a box of cake mix that was about to expire. There’s no way we could let happen so the boys and I set out to make some cupcakes and came up with this super fun way of decorating them! Behold, the Alien Cupcake Invasion!

Alien Cupcakes are quick and easy, but most importantly a ton of fun! This might be the first time my boys had more fun making a treat than eating it! I was surprised and excited to see just how ‘into’ the activity the boys got, from the youngest to the oldest, they all had a blast! (and I did too!)

alien cupcakes

Make your own Alien Army

You’ll Need

Box cake mix

Buttercream Icing (your choice of colours, I let my boys each pick one)

Coloured sugar in the same colours as your icing

Marshmallows and candies for decorations 


FoodWriter (edible food colouring marker, you can find these at Micheals, Bulk Barn etc)

Get to Work!

Bake cupcakes according to the package and let cool.

Spread coloured icing smoothly onto the top of each cupcake.

Shake the coloured sugar out into a bowl, one for each colour you are using, and dip the cupcake into the sugar to cover the surface. 

coloured sugar

Get Creative!!

Our first cupcakes started out simple with 2-3 eyes and tic tac mouth, but the boys quickly got crazier and crazier with their creations! They loved building with the marshmallows and toothpicks to create all kinds of features their imaginations came up with and my middle guy’s aliens always had at least 6 eyes (marshmallow fan much??)

For the eyes, we used a black foodwriter to make a pupils on a mini marshmallow.

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The boys were delighted with their Alien creatures and proud to show them off! 

alien cupcake

Because you can never have too many eyes….or pupils for that matter!

For other fun Cupcake ideas, check out my recipe page!


  1. Hah Super cute 🙂

  2. Kate Hearn says:

    looks fun lol, perhaps the munchkin and me will have to make alien cupcakes this week…thanks for the idea

  3. My boys would absolutely love making these especially making their own alien creations. Love how easy they are to make with ingredients we always have in our house.

  4. Well aren’t these sweet? ! And so simple. I love them.

  5. So cute! The four year old just got a peek at these over my shoulder and is insisting we make them This Very Minute.

  6. These are SO cute, Jen! You are so creative! Love these!!! I’m going to have to make these with my little one!

  7. Now that is cute! It kinda reminded me the “Meep, meep, meep” aliens from the Muppets. Or was it Sesame Street? lol….

  8. While the wee one is too young to appreciate this, this is the calibre of treat I will feed him when he’s a little older.

    He’ll never see it coming… 😀

  9. So creative, I love your ideas! My daughter would love these, I should try and make some interesting treats for her too!

  10. loucheryl says:

    I love these cupcakes. Great for Halloween parties!

  11. kathy downey says:

    OMG,i can see my grandkids making these now…loads of fun.

  12. Rosanne Robinson says:

    They’re very creative and super cute, my grandson would LOVE them!

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What a super idea, kids will love making these and they are adorable 🙂

  14. Jamie hall says:

    Super cute idea and look easy enough for me even

  15. loucheryl says:

    My boys want these for the last day of school. It’s coming up FAST!

  16. kathy downy says:

    Our home gets invaded at least once a month with these creatures

  17. So fun!!!

  18. Darren Scrubb says:

    An original looking cupcake for sure.

  19. Cute! I love that the kiddos can help make then decorate these alien cupcakes – fun for everyone!

  20. They would be great fun to make and eat.

  21. Luv these cupcakes, going to make for my 4 yr old grandson! He is going to help me …. they will be so good …. they will be out of this world ???

  22. I will have to make this cupcakes for my family

  23. Mishelle Greening says:

    This would be a cool idea for my son’s party this month!! They can decorate their own cupcakes!! They have so much fun making their own pizzas that cupcakes would work too!! Thanks!


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