Rating: 4.83 stars
171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 147
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

These frog-faced cupcakes are fun and easy to make for a child's birthday.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bake cupcakes according to the directions on the package. Allow them to cool completely.

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  • Scoop 2/3 of the frosting into a small bowl and mix with green food coloring. Frost the cupcakes. Sprinkle some of the green sugar over the tops.

  • Cut the marshmallows in half to make two circles. Dip half of each marshmallow piece into water and dip into the green sugar to make the eyelids. The remaining white will be the eyes. Place on the cupcakes. Use a little bit of white icing to glue a chocolate chip into the center of each eye for the pupil.

  • Mix the remaining frosting with red food coloring to make pink. Use the pink icing to draw smiling mouths and nostrils or even tongues on the frogs.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 54.5g; fat 15g; sodium 182.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (135)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2008
the direction said to cut the marshmallow in half to make two circles... however my "eyes" kept slipping off because of the arc shape all around. next time rather than cutting length to length... i'll cut it from width to width forming only an arc at the top and flat surface at the bottom. (overall very very cute and 3 kids and husband enjoyed them. thanks for the idea.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2010
Cute idea but extremely time consuming and the frosting kept sliding off the cupcakes which meant the mouth and eyes did as well. I wouldn't mind spending the time if they at least stayed together once you got them done. Irritating since I followed the directions exactly as they were posted. Probably will never make them again. Read More
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171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 147
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2008
the direction said to cut the marshmallow in half to make two circles... however my "eyes" kept slipping off because of the arc shape all around. next time rather than cutting length to length... i'll cut it from width to width forming only an arc at the top and flat surface at the bottom. (overall very very cute and 3 kids and husband enjoyed them. thanks for the idea.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2008
These turned out cute! They were fun to make and pretty easy too! The only change I made was I used the peel licorice to make a red mouth. Make sure you put a little more batter in the muffin cups than usual so you have a nice round surface to make your frog on! Very cute idea- big hit with everyone! I made them for "Leap Day" 2-29-2008. I look forward to making them again...in four years!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2008
These are really cute and super easy to make. I used the green sugar as called for in the ingredients on half of the cupcakes and used green sprinkles for the other half. I changed the eyes on some with larger chocolate chip pieces and used various gummy candy for the mouth/lips for different "Frog" expressions! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2008
My daughter's first grade class just finished a unit on the rainforest and as a fundraiser to buy 2 acres of rainforest land the class decided to hold a bake sale. These frogs were perfect and my daughter was so proud! Instead of sprinkling green sugar on top of the frosting I tinted the frosting a deeper shade of green because I thought sugar on top of sugar would be a little much. I used most of an entire bottle of green food coloring. The cut of the marshmallow is crucial! Like the other user my marshmallows kept sliding off so I switched the direction of the cut and no longer had a problem. (It's much easier to cut the marshmallows with scissors instead of a knife.) I used red decorator gel instead of tinting the leftover frosting pink/red. The most time consuming part of the decorating is "glueing" on the chocolate chips; I used a toothpick and put the frosting right on the chip. I baked the cupcakes the day before and it took me nearly an hour and a half just to decorate them so while they're really cute I wouldn't make them just to make them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2008
My son has already asked me when we can make these again. I used heavenly white cake and easiest most delicious meringue buttercream frosting both from this site. We made regular size and mini cupcakes because my son wanted to make mommy/daddy and baby frogs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2008
I made these cupcakes today to take to a picnic playdate tomorrow and they are very very cute...and although they are 'easy' to make don't confuse easy with 'not time consuming'. The cupcakes took a long time to prepare (nearly 3 hours including time for the cupcakes to cool) but I think in the end they will be well worth it - the kids will love them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2008
I used a yellow cake mix and my own buttercream frosting. I followed the rest of the instructions for the froggy assembly! Easy to make very cute however they do take a little bit of time. Well worth it though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
very good idea - i made cupcakes & frosting from scratch but used the frog idea... my 6-year-old loved decorating the frogs - she made them have all sorts of funny faces... like previous reviews said it is a bit time consuming but well worth it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
Too cute. My son is in pre-school and all the classes have animal names. He is in the frog class so when I saw this recipe I had to make it. All of the 4 year olds LOVED them as did their parents. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2010
Cute idea but extremely time consuming and the frosting kept sliding off the cupcakes which meant the mouth and eyes did as well. I wouldn't mind spending the time if they at least stayed together once you got them done. Irritating since I followed the directions exactly as they were posted. Probably will never make them again. Read More
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