Panda Cupcakes

These Kawaii inspired panda cupcakes are paws-atively adorable! And if you use store bought cupcakes and frosting, they come together in a flash.

  • Author: Claire of The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 12 cupcakes
  • 4 1/2 cups frosting
  • 1 package mini Oreos
  • Black non pareils
  • White food coloring


  1. For this tutorial you’ll need a dozen cupcakes and 4 1/2 cups frosting. You can buy this sort of thing at the store (judgement free zone here) but if you need some recipe suggestions, this is my favorite cupcake recipeand favorite frosting recipe (you’ll want to make 3/4 of the recipe for the frosting).
  2. Gently twist all of your Oreos a part. Using your white food coloring and a food-only brush, paint eyes onto the cookies without the cream filling. Allow to dry completely.
  3. To make the perfect mounds of frosting you’ll want to use an ice cream scoop that has been chilled in the freezer. A cold ice cream scoop will keep the frosting from sticking when you try to transfer to the cupcake and will give it that smooth finish. Scoop a small mound of frosting onto each cupcake.
  4. Add a black non pareil for the nose, the painted Oreos for the eyes, and the remaining oreos for the ears.