Baby Rattle Cupcakes

Baby Rattle Cupcakes

Baby Rattle Cupcakes are an easy

and sweet ending for a baby shower!


I found the idea on Pinterest when I needed a dessert to send   with my husband for a baby shower at work. Cake decorating/frosting is not in my skill set, but there are lots of cute ways you could decorate and customize these rattles!


She is having a girl, can you tell? :)

The most time consuming part is

tying the bows on to the lollipop sticks,

 double-sided ribbon helps.


 Use a toothpick to make your hole in your cupcake and wrapper to help ease the lollipop stick in, likewise for the gum drop on the bottom of the “rattle”.


 I used a lemon cake mix I doctored for the cupcakes,

substituting buttermilk for the water,

4 eggs instead of 3, and the same amount of oil

called for in the mix.

 And tinted cream cheese frosting with food coloring.


Celebrate It 360° Grosgrain Ribbon (Michaels) for double-sided bows along with lollipop sticks (Wilton) and gumdrops from Dollar Tree, aka candy central.

Safari Animal Baby Shower

 For some additional

baby shower inspiration, click on the links

for recipes and ideas.

Animal Cracker Popcorn Crunch

Animal Cracker Popcorn Crunch

Cheddar Due Date Wafers

Cheddar ‘Due Date’ Wafers

Baby Ruth Cupcakes

Baby Ruth Cupcakes

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Swaddled Chicken Salad Bites

Baby Rattle Cupcakes

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  20 comments for “Baby Rattle Cupcakes

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    July 14, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Very cute Mary! I bet everyone loved them:@)

  2. July 14, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Good morning Mary! Great idea on the cup cakes! 😊 the chicken salad bites are a great idea as well. Good for cocktail parties. Thanks for sharing!

  3. July 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I could skip breakfast this morning and dive into your cupcakes. Look delicious and are so pretty. Very cute idea.

  4. July 14, 2014 at 7:36 am

    What a darling idea for a baby shower, Mary! The rattles look easy to do and a sweet ending to a party. I’ll pass this idea along for my youngest DIL’s upcoming shower. xo

  5. gail jones
    July 14, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I love your creativity. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely will make them. Gail

  6. Andrea
    July 14, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Love 💙💙💙
    The cupcakes!
    Have a beautiful day!
    Sunny here at my house, this July morning! ☀️

  7. July 14, 2014 at 8:43 am

    These are such cute ideas! I’m pinning them for inspiration!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. July 14, 2014 at 8:57 am

    These are too adorable, makes me want to throw a baby shower! And what do you mean cake decorating is not in your skill set??? Are you kidding, you are the queen of cute food in my book :) Thanks for sharing, I have a feeling we will be seeing these everywhere!

  9. July 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    How CUUUUUUTE!!! I am sooooooooo saving this idea for the next *baby* event…thanks so much for sharing the idea, Mary. They are just darling!
    I remember that animal safari baby shower you did…Awesome-Creative, as usual.

  10. July 14, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing that great idea! I work with girls that are in the child-bearing stage of life and we are always looking for new ideas for baby showers!

  11. July 15, 2014 at 8:23 am

    So cute, love the colors of your frosting :-)

  12. July 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    You did a great job, they are adorable!

  13. Carol Jones :-)
    July 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    You’ve done it again!!! ♥

  14. July 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

    These are the absolute cutest cupcakes!!!…I know I can always count on you for great ideas for any occasion!

  15. July 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Great ideas for a shower! I love the cupcakes and the animal cracker popcorn crunch!

  16. Lori B
    November 9, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Did you use store bought frosting, and what decorating tip was used?

    • November 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Yes, either 1M or 2D :)


  17. Jordyn
    October 24, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I’m sorry, I know this is three years old! However, I noticed there are two cupcake liners on the cupcakes. Is there any reason for that? Is it for aesthetic purposes? Could I only use one?


    • October 24, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Yes, There are two just for asethetics. If you don’t use a greaseproof cupcake liners when baking, the paper and pattern of the liners don’t stay bright and vibrant.

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