These lawn mower cupcakes are simply adorable and can be made using a cake mix or your favorite cupcake recipe. They’re perfect for Mother’s or Father’s Day or to present to someone with a landscaping business.
Not especially skilled at decorating cakes? That’s okay. Neither are we and these are really easy to put together. Check out the step-by-step instructions below.
Easy Lawn Mower Cupcakes
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1 box chocolate cake mix + additional ingredients per directions OR your favorite recipe
Red buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a Wilton 18 star tip
Green buttercream frosting divided into 2 piping bags: 1 with a large cut tip for the cut grass and one with a Wilton 233 tip for the uncut grass
1-2 oz chocolate melts or almond bark in a piping bag with a small cut tip
Hershey nugget candies, 1 per cupcake
Brown mini M&M’s, 1 per cupcake for lawnmower top
Brown regular M&M’s, 4 per cupcake for the wheels
On a piece of paper draw or use a stencil to create a handle for the lawnmower
Place it on a sheet pan then place a sheet of wax paper over the image
Melt the chocolate in the microwave and stir until smooth
Cut a small opening at the tip of the bag and pipe the handles onto the wax paper, 1 for each cupcake
Place in refrigerator to set
Cool the chocolate slightly then pour into a piping bag
Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely
Use the green frosting with large cut tip to pipe a smooth flat path of frosting down the middle of each cupcake to represent mowed grass as shown
Place the nugget candy on the end of green frosting path – the front of the lawnmower will be the side near the edge of the cupcake
Use the red frosting to completely cover the nugget candy in star shapes
Place the mini M&M on top of the frosted nuggets right in the center
Add regular M&M wheels on both sides of the frosted nugget
Use the green frosting with the W233 tip to pipe unmowed grass on both unfrosted sides of the cupcake
Next carefully remove the chocolate handles from the wax paper and place them just behind the back of the lawnmower as shown
You are ready to share & enjoy!