Cute and Easy Chocolate Paddington Bear Cupcakes perfect for a kid’s birthday party!
How to make the cutest Paddington Bear Cupcakes!
One of my favorite book series as a kid was Paddington. I kept all of my childhood books and have been reading them to my daughter. Not only is Paddington a favorite, but so is a good birthday cake! Combining the two was a must. ha!
When I saw the trailer for the new Paddington movie, I was so excited that one of my favorite book characters would come to life. With an all star cast and the producer from Harry Potter, I’m sure the movie will be fabulous!
I bet many children will be wanting a Paddington Bear Birthday Party after seeing the movie, and what is more fun at a party than cupcakes? I hope you enjoy these fun and easy Paddington Bear Cupcakes!
Scroll down for directions and the free printables to make your perfectly cute cupcakes!
What you will need to make Paddington Cupcakes:
- Cupcakes – Bake your own or buy them at your local bakery without icing.
- Chocolate Icing
- Wilton Decorating Tip #233
- Chocolate Chips (one for each cupcake)
- 1 Bag of Peanut Butter Flavored Wilton Candy Melts
- Blue Sprinkles or Blue Icing
- Parchment Paper
- Free Printable Paddington Bear Hats and Tags (Design by Living Locurto ~ for personal use only)
- Navy Blue Cupcake Wrappers (optional)
How to Make Paddington Bear Cupcakes
After baking cupcakes, make the bear’s nose by placing 6-9 candy melts onto parchment paper. Melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds until they are melted enough to place chocolate chips inside of them.
Take out of the microwave and carefully place a chocolate chip, pointed side down, into the candy melt. Placing the chocolate chip in different areas of the candy melt make each nose unique.
Let cool completely before placing on cupcakes.
While the candy cools, pipe the chocolate icing onto the cupcakes using a #233 decorating tip.
Now gather everything you need to decorate your cupcake.
Print the Free Printable Paddington Hats and tags and trim with scissors.
Pick out your favorite color of sprinkles for his eyes. I chose blue.
Place the candy melt nose onto the cupcake.
Gently add the paper hat. If the hat gets messy, that’s okay because Paddington is a messy bear and his hat is usually dirty!
I used matte photo paper for my hats, but the icing still soaked into the paper just a bit. I actually liked how the chocolate made the hat look worn.
Drop two sprinkles onto the cupcake for the eyes. Use a toothpick to fix your eyes just right. You can also use blue icing if you prefer.
Display your Paddington Bear Cupcakes with the “Please Look After This Bear” tags. Just add some string to the tags and place around the cupcake.
How cute are these? Your Paddington fans will love them!
Be sure to check out the Paddington movie coming to theaters. Watch the trailer below if you haven’t seen it yet!
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