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Teddy Bear Cupcakes

5 from 1 vote
Teddy Bear Cupcakes are an adorable treat for your family for Valentine's Day or for a birthday celebration. They're also an adorable addition to your next party.
Prep: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Teddy Bear Cupcakes are an adorable treat for your family for Valentine’s Day or for a birthday celebration. They’re also an adorable addition to your next party.

4 teddy bear cupcakes

These Teddy Bear Cupcakes are so sweet and a great project to do with your children. Simply bake your favorite flavor of cupcake following the box directions and let them cool. Then, you are ready to get to the fun of decorating cupcakes. A perfect Valentine’s Day cupcake to give to loved ones.


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What We Love About This Bear Cupcakes Recipe

This cute cupcake idea is not about the baking of the cupcake, instead it is about decorating these teddy bear cupcakes.

  • Fun Project:This Valentine’s Day cupcake is such a fun project to do for your loved ones.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone will love these adorable cupcakes.
  • Makes Great Gifts: Hand them out to your special Valentines.
6 teddy bear cookie cupcake toppers on a white plate

Ingredient Notes

  • Double stuffed Oreos
  • Mini Oreos
  • Chocolate melting wafers
  • Black candy pearls
  • Heart sprinkles
  • Pre-baked cupcakes

Equipment Needed

  • Microwave-safe bowls
  • Parchment Paper
  • Piping bag fitted tip 1M or 2D

How to Make this Valentines Day Cupcake Recipe

These are the basic steps for making Valentine’s Day cupcake. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

a collage of 4 images showing the ingredients, and the first 3 steps in making Teddy Bear Cupcakes

STEP 1: MELT CHOCOLATE

First, melt the chocolate and dip all the Oreos in it coating them completely. Then pour the excess chocolate into a piping bag

STEP 2: MAKE THE TEDDY BEARS

Second, carefully add a chocolate wafer (for the nose) and then place the sprinkles for the eyes and allow to finish drying for 20 mins. Next, reheat the chocolate in the piping bag for 15-20 seconds and then use it to glue on the heart for the nose and the ears. Allow the bear face to chill in the fridge.

a collage of 4 images showing how to make the teddy bear faces to decorate the teddy bear cupcakes

STEP 3: DECORATE CUPCAKE

Lastly, pipe frosting onto your cupcakes. Place the bear faces on standing up or laying down.

Prep and Storage Tips for these Valentine Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Bake the cupcakes a day or two ahead of time and wrap in plastic wrap or in an airtight container until you are ready to decorate the baked cupcakes.

HOW TO STORE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKE RECIPE

Store cupcakes in a single layer in an airtight container such as this one.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS VALENTINES CUPCAKE RECIPE

Certainly these cupcakes are best when eaten fresh, however, you can freeze up to 6 months if stored properly in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions about Teddy Bear Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?

Begin with a gluten free boxed cake mix, gluten free oreos, and gluten free chocolate and then follow the recipe below.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FLAVORS?

Of course, you can have white polar bears, black bears or even fun pink or blue bears for a baby shower.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make the quantity that you need for your event or gathering.

DO YOU HAVE TO USE OREOS FOR THIS RECIPE?

Truly you can use any cookie or candy that is the right shape for these adorable teddy bear cupcakes.

4 teddy bear cupcakes

Expert Tips for Making This Valentines Day Cupcakes Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into more cupcake pans.
  • Add Coconut: Truly a fun twist would be to add coconut to make a polar bear on a white cupcake.
  • Short cut tip: Purchase premade cupcakes and then just do the decorating.
  • Variation tip: Pipe little heart noses or use heart candies for the bear’s nose. So sweet.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add nuts or chocolate chips to the cake before baking for an added boost of flavor.
  • Hack: Use a folded paper towel to help hold the “ears” in place while they dry.

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Teddy Bear Cupcakes

5 from 1 vote
Teddy Bear Cupcakes are an adorable treat for your family for Valentine's Day or for a birthday celebration. They're also an adorable addition to your next party.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Setting Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 Double stuffed Oreos
  • 24 Mini Oreos
  • 10 ounces Chocolate melting wafers
  • Black candy pearls
  • Heart sprinkles
  • 12 Pre-baked cupcakes

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate and dip (all) the Oreos in it coating them completely.
  • Use a fork to help you remove the Oreos, lightly tap off excess chocolate and allow to set for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the excess chocolate into a piping bag or ziplock bag and set it aside.
  • Carefully add a chocolate wafer (for the nose). Place the sprinkles for the eyes and allow to finish drying for 20 minutes. Reheat the chocolate in the piping bag for 15-20 seconds.
  • Use it to glue on the heart for the nose and the ears.
  • Allow the bear face to chill in the fridge for 15 mins to make sure it can be handled.
  • Pipe frosting onto your cupcakes.
  • Place the bear faces on the cupcakes standing up or laying down.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into more cupcake pans.
  • Add Coconut: Truly a fun twist would be to add coconut to a polar bear, white cupcake.
  • Short cut tip: Purchase premade cupcakes and then just do the decorating.
  • Variation tip: Pipe little heart noses or use heart candies for the bear’s nose. So sweet.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add nuts or chocolate chips to the cake before baking for an added boost of flavor.
  • Hack: Use a folded paper towel to help hold the “ears” in place while they dry.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg

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This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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