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Cute crab cupcakes with gummy crabs.

Crab Cupcakes

These cute crab cupcakes are easy to make and lots of fun for beach parties, summer BBQs, or any under the sea theme. A huge hit with the kids!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword crab cupcakes, cupcakes, desserts, summer recipes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24


  • 24 cupcakes Use a cake box mix as directed or your favorite cupcake recipe.
  • 1 container white icing {vanilla or cream cheese}
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 48 candy eyes
  • 24 gummy orange slices
  • 48 gummy fuzzy peaches
  • 24-48 round orange gummies Sometimes we have to buy a multi-color pack and pick out the orange ones! Depending on how thick the gummy is you might want to slice it in half to make two eyes.


  1. Prepare cupcakes as per package directions or your favorite recipe. Allow to cool. Ice cupcakes reserving a small amount of the icing to add the eyes.{see below}
  2. Mix graham crackers, brown sugar, and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle on the top of the cupcakes for the "sand".
  3. Slice the fuzzy peaches into a crescent shape. Cut down the toothpicks to approximately 1 1/2-2 inches. Attach one end to the fuzzy peach "claws" and stick the other end into the orange slice "body".
  4. Slice the round orange gummies in half {if they're thick} to create two eyes. Otherwise, use one gummy per eye. Use a small dab of icing to attach the candy eyes to the gummies.
  5. Use toothpicks {that will also need to be cut down} to attach the “eyes” to the orange slice body.  Place the finished crab on top of the cupcake.