Comida Kraft
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Bears at the Beach

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24 servings

Nothing is as sweet as a day at the beach—except these adorable cupcakes that bring a sunny day at the shore straight to your child's party.

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 15 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Remove 1-1/4 cups COOL WHIP; set aside. Tint remaining COOL WHIP with food coloring. Spread top of each cupcake with some of each color COOL WHIP to resemble the ocean and its beach. Sprinkle 1 tsp. graham crumbs over white COOL WHIP on each cupcake for sand.
  • Insert 1 small cocktail umbrella into beach area on each cupcake for the beach umbrella. Decorate cupcakes with remaining ingredients as shown in photo. Keep refrigerated.


Spoon each color of COOL WHIP into separate resealable plastic bag; cut small corner off bottom of each bag. Use to squeeze COOL WHIP from bag to frost cupcakes.

Special Extra

Flatten additional marshmallows with rolling pin to resemble beach towels. Or, cut wide, soft candy ribbon into pieces to resemble towels.


  • 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
Calories 140
% Daily Value
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 115mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • marcie1948 |

    My granddaughter and I made these for her birthday pool party. We had the most fun decorating. We used small round pretzel m & m's for beachballs and striped gum pieces for beach blankets. This is an excellent idea to do with the kids!

  • CowgirlDarla |

    This is a simple, wonderful idea for any type of tropical themed or pool party. Everyone commented on the adorable cupcakes! Thanks for sharing this great idea!!

  • jjq3 |

    I loved the beach idea with the teddy grahams and little umbrellas, so I tweaked it. First off I used the cake mix with the little cherries in it so it wasn't just white cake. Then, I put all the cupcakes together and iced half of them blue for water and the other half white. Then I coverd the white with the graham cracker crumbs. It looked like one big cake. Each cupcake got a bear and fruit snack on it since I used the fruit roll-ups as beach towels with paper umbrellas and I got gummy savers and made inner tubes for some of the teddy grahams to float in in the water. The graham crumbs got a little soggy from the icing, but it still looked and tasted great!