Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sunflower Cupcakes made with Oreo Cookies

My kids will go back to school in one week, and I have such mixed emotions.

First of all, I'm SO excited!
I'm ready to get back to a real routine and a little less chaos.

But I'm also nervous and worried.
My oldest daughter is starting high school, after 3 years of home school.
My younger daughter (who is autistic) is entering the craziness of middle school.
My son (also autistic) will be part of a typical class for the first time, in 1st grade.

So my feelings are a bit confused!

Whether you feel excited or nervous,
either emotion is a great reason to make these easy Sunflower Cupcakes...

If you aren't ready for your kids to go back to school, make these cupcakes.
They will distract you from worrying and make you feel better!

If you are excited that your kids are finally going back to school, make these cupcakes.
It's time to celebrate!!!

What You Will Need:
A batch of cooled cupcakes
A decorating bag fitted with Wilton #32 tip
Yellow buttercream frosting
Oreo Cookies

First, fill the decorating bag with frosting.

 Spread a thin layer of frosting on your cupcake.

 Pipe petals all around the edge of your cupcake.
To form a petal, hold the tip slightly about the cupcake surface.
Squeeze the bag until the frosting forms a large dot.
Stop squeezing and pull the tip up and away to form a point.

Divide an Oreo cookie in half, and press half on top of your cupcake.

Pipe another layer of petals on the outer edge of the Oreo.

 Smile and eat a Sunflower Cupcake. :)


I share my recipes and tutorials at these fun link parties.

More flower cupcake tutorials...

Perfectly Packaged Rose Cupcakes

Pretty Flower Cupcakes 


  1. How absolutely ADORABLE!!! What a cute cupcake idea, I love it!

  2. These are so cute! I'm thinking they'd make a GREAT bake sale item!

  3. SUPER cute idea! I even have a bag of mini Oreos - I could do mini cupcakes. So fun.

  4. They are perfect like everything you make...love them!:)

  5. Hi,Robin. My daughter (now 25) went to public high school after 5 years at a tiny individualized private school. She has learning disabilities and needed the one-on-one for those years. I clearly remember worrying myself sick the summer before she started high school. I thought about everything that could go wrong, maybe even obsessed over it a little. But she was fine. Even better than fine. Those one-on-one years gave her an understanding of how she learns best and how to seek help when she needs it. Kids are amazingly flexible and resourceful. I am wishing you and your kids a successful and joyous transition to their new learning environments!
    Your sunny cupcakes would make anyone have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your daughter's experience...it gives me hope for good things! :)

  6. I'm originally from Kansas. When I saw your beautiful cupcakes I squealed. I can remember seeing fields of sunflowers. I can't wait to make these cupcakes. Thank you for the idea.

    1. I remember driving by fields of sunflowers in Kansas, on my way to college in Utah. They were beautiful!

  7. My Son is Autistic, so I can understand what you are going thru about changes in their classrooms. =)
    Hang in there, I bet they will be amazing!

    Love these cupcakes, they are so cute!! =)

  8. So pretty! These are certainly happy looking cupcakes....and yummy, too!
    I enjoy your blog. Please come on over and check out my new blog at http://gigipinkglitter.blogspot.com


  9. Visiting from Marvelous Mondays - these are just absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing - love them!!

  10. Gorgeous! I couldn't tell the centers were Oreos until I got to that part of the tutorial. Love them! I'm visiting from This Gal Cooks and would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/08/clever-chicks-blog-hop-48-with-three.html

    I hope you can make it!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  11. An OREO! So smart! Love it! We'd love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!

    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

  12. http://bestrecipesforcakes.blogspot.com/

  13. So beautiful cupcakes! You also have great tutorials here, thankyou for that! :)



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