Boy Mama: Garden Cupcakes

Garden Cupcakes

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

I offered to make an Earth Day treat for our first graders. I saw several ideas I liked online, but felt like creating something that was my own. So, I came up with these Garden Cupcakes.  I did not have time to make my own batter or frosting, so I used the store-bought kind.  Next time, they will be from scratch! I still think they turned out really well. 🙂


  • 1 package of Oreos (or similar cookie)
  • 2 containers of chocolate frosting
  • 2 boxes of yellow cake mix
  • ice cream cones (wafer)

Creating the Gardens:

  • Make the batter according to the instructions on the box.
  • Fill a rimmed baking pan with the empty ice cream cones.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

  • Fill each cone about 1/3 of the way full with batter.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

  • Bake according to the directions on the box. Keep an eye on them because they do not bake the same as a traditional cupcake.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

  • Allow to cool.
  • While the cakes are cooling, crush the cookies in a blender or cuisinart.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

  • Ice cooled cakes with the chocolate frosting.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

  • Sprinkle each cupcake with the chocolate cookies.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

Seed Signs:

  • I used bamboo forked toothpicks I found at Target with the other toothpicks. I thought they looked “garden-y.” 🙂


  • Print the provided template. Click on image below to download. Graphics are courtesy of

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Garden Cupcakes

  • Cut out each seed packet image and glue one to each stick

with labels

  • Allow to dry.
  • When the signs are dry, place one seed sign into each cupcake. And you are done! Aren’t they adorable??



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7 thoughts on “Boy Mama: Garden Cupcakes

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  4. Those are so cool! I thought they were some kind of real gardening mix that you came up with. Lol. They are that real looking! What a fun theme for a party. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

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