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Baby Boy Bow Tie Cupcakes

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Baby Boy Bow Tie Cupcakes are just the cutest cupcakes, ever. I love making these for baby shower cupcakes and they really do make the best edible shower decorations that everyone loves.

Once you bake these little man cupcakes, you’re going to love adding them to your latest baby shower fun! They’re the perfect edible party decorations. I have a whole huge list of Delicious List of Amazing Cupcake Recipes!

For more fun little man birthday or baby shower ideas, check out my other Bow Tie Baby Shower Ideas!

This easy bow tie cupcakes recipe is perfect for cupcake cakes individual cupcakes, and more. You can use this recipe however you want and it’s gonna be perfect every time.

Baby Boy Bow Tie Cupcakes

The great part about making these easy cupcakes is that you can use a cake mix or make it totally from scratch. If you’re looking for a way to cut out a few of the steps, a cake mix recipe is the best way to go. You just have to follow the directions on the box and then bake them to perfection.

Since my house is full of boys, I just think that these cupcakes are the cutest. They’re the perfect way to showcase a day or celebration all about boys as well. If you wanted to use these as a gender reveal treat at a shower, these would be great, too!

How do you know when cupcakes are done baking in the oven?

You never want to overcook a cupcake – ever! This is where they start to dry out and become hard as rocks. Thankfully it’s super simple to know when a cupcake is done baking. All you need is a toothpick ( a clean one) and once the timer has gone off indicating that they’re done baking, just insert the toothpick and pull it out.

If it’s clean, the cupcakes are done in the oven and ready to be removed. If there is batter on the cupcakes, they need a few more minutes of time to bake.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Baby Boy Cupcake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Have you given meal planning a try yet? If not, it’s time to start! It literally saves me so much time and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. I spend hardly any time now stressing over food and everyone loves that they can know what’s on the menu for the day, week, and month.

Main Dish: Fast and Easy Instant Pot Beans and Beef

Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe Story

Refreshing Drink: Fast and Easy Toxic Waste Mocktail Recipe

Best Cupcake Recipes

Once you make this Cake Mix Cupcake Recipe, don’t stop! Cupcakes are just about the best dessert ever because everyone loves eating them! I’ve gone ahead and grabbed some of my favorite recipes for cupcakes as well that I hope you’ll love and enjoy. All of them are unique and delicious and full of unique flavors and tastes.

Make these Dr. Pepper Cupcakes for a super fun treat and taste!

I love the taste and flavor of these Turtle Cupcakes Recipe from a Cake Mix!

If you’re a fan of all things fall, don’t miss out on these adorable and easy-to-make Apple Cupcakes!

If you love Oreos, you’re going to love these Oreo Cookie Cupcakes!

Don’t miss out on these Ice Cream Cupcakes – the kids will love them!

The next time you’re craving cupcakes, make these Easy Peppermint Bark Cupcakes!

I really think that you’re going to love the flavor of these Insanely Delicious Raspberry Cupcakes.

Can you freeze baked cupcakes?

You can but make certain that you add them to the freezer without frosting or fondant. Those two items don’t freeze overly well and can always be added to the cupcakes once you unthaw them and want to make them.

More Little Man Baby Shower Ideas:

Baby Boy Bow Tie Cupcakes

Baby Boy Bow Tie Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

These cake mix cupcakes are fast and simple and adorable!


  • box of cake mix - any flavor (if you use the full box of cake mix, you'll actually get 24 cupcakes instead of 12 but this recipe was halved to get 12 cupcakes)
  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 T of milk
  • 4-6 ounces of white fondant
  • cookie cutter, 2 inches in size
  • 2-3 ounces of blue fondant
  • toothpick
  • Green frosting


Once the cupcakes are done baking, let them cool. While they are cooling, it's time to make the frosting.

Put the sugar, butter, and milk into a bowl.

Beat them with a mixer starting on low and increasing to high.

Once semi-stiff peaks form, the buttercream is ready.

Put it into a piping bag with a round icing tip.

Next, roll out the white fondant to be 1/4 inch thick.

Take the round cookie cutter and cut out 12 circles.

Add a bit of the buttercream to the back of the circles and stick them on top of each cupcake.

To make the bowtie, roll out 2 spheres of blue fondant about 1/2 inch each.

Flatten them a little bit to make them look like a teardrop.

Lay them side by side with the points facing each other.

Take a tiny bit of the blue fondant and flatten it. Put that in the middle of the two other teardrop shapes.

Grab a toothpick and make two lines on each side of the bowtie.

Use the toothpick to spread the buttercream on the back of the bowtie and then put it in the middle of the cupcake.

Use a Wilson #4 tip to add the green frosting to decorate. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 117gFiber: 1gSugar: 95gProtein: 2g

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