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easy Octopus Cupcakes

Octopus Cupcakes

These Octopus Cupcakes are perfect for any ocean themed party for school or birthdays. Quick to make and adorable!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 321 kcal


  1. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate per package directions.
  2. Poke a toothpick into a marshmallow and dip into the chocolate until fully covered. Set the marshmallow down on a parchment lined baking sheet and remove the toothpick. Repeat this for all the marshmallows.
  3. Press 2 eyeballs on the front of each marshmallow before the chocolate hardens. Leave these set until the chocolate is hard.
  4. Frost each cupcake with the blue frosting making sure to put extra in the middle so the frosting slopes downward a little. Take a knife, touch it all around the frosting, and gently pull up so the frosting will look like water waves.
  5. Take a rope of the licorice and cut into 4 pieces. Unwind the strings so you will have all the purple pieces separated. You will need 48 of these pieces for the octopus legs.
  6. Lay 8 licorice legs over the top of each cupcake so they drape down over the frosting hanging off the edges a bit.
  7. Set an octopus head on top of each cupcake right in the center over the tops of the legs. Press them down a bit so they stay on the cupcake and so it looks like the head is attached to the legs.
Nutrition Facts
Octopus Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 179mg8%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.