Alien Spaceship Cupcakes

Last updated on: 28th April 2022
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5 from 1 vote
Total Time 30 mins
Prep Time 20 mins
Decorating Time 10 mins
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Who doesn’t love a cupcake? But what can be better than following a theme when it comes to making cakes and enjoying them?

Aliens and space can be big themes for children, and it is usually a popular choice when it comes to birthday parties. Often people buy these sorts of things, but it can be very easy to recreate these Alien Spaceship Cupcakes. I have got the perfect recipe for you to follow.

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They will look super creative, they are simple to make, and your children will love them. Ready? Here is everything that you need to create the Alien Spaceship Cupcakes. 

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Right, let’s make these Alien Spaceship Cupcakes!

cute alien spaceship cupcakes

Ingredients needed to make the Alien Spaceship Cupcakes

First of all, you will need to collect your ingredients. Here is everything that you will need.

alien spaceship cupcakes ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix + additional ingredients per directions OR your favorite recipe. You will find these on the back of the box but usually, it would be things like oil, water, and eggs.
  • Mini M&M’s, assorted colors. You will need around 8 per cupcake
  • Small edible decorator eyes

Frosting details:

  • Grey buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a large cut tip
  • Green buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a Wilton 18 star tip

How to make the Alien Spaceship Cupcakes 

These ingredients will make around 12 cupcakes.

The first thing you will need to do is bake the cupcakes per recipe and cool them completely. The chocolate cake box recipes are usually very easy for you to follow and it is simply a case of combining the ingredients, sharing the mixture into cake cases, and then baking. 

apply icing

Now is the time for you to decorate. Make sure that the cupcakes are completely cooled before you start. Use the grey frosting to pipe a smooth flat circle on top of each cupcake.

add m&m's

Next up place m&m’s around the outer edge of the cupcake as the spaceship lights. Mix up the colors so they look a little different.

The next thing is to add some detail. Use the green frosting to pipe a small swirl in the middle of each cupcake to form the alien.

add the alien

Finally, add the decorator’s eyes to the alien. Then you will have your Alien sat in a spaceship cupcake. Simple!

Now for the fun part. Serve them up and enjoy!

cute alien spaceship cupcakes ready to eat

Recipe Notes and Tips

You may feel that the recipe is simple and easy to follow. But it is always nice to have a few suggestions to make things easier for you to follow.

Especially if you feel a bit of pressure when making these Alien Spaceship Cupcakes for a special occasion. So here are some of the recipe notes and tips to help you out:

  • If you are making these cupcakes for an event or special occasion, a great tip is to make the cakes a day before. If you leave the frosting till the last moment they will look amazing and taste like perfection. It will save you a lot of time when preparing for the party.
  • Always leave the cupcakes to cool completely before adding the frosting and decoration. The longer the better. If the cupcakes are too hot the frosting will melt and create a big mess. This is why it can be a good idea to leave the cupcakes a day later for decorating.
  • Stand or hand mixers can be tricky appliances, so if children are helping, make sure they are supervised at all times.
  • Make sure you store the cupcakes in an airtight container to ensure maximum freshness.

Variations to try

Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.

  • You could experiment with different cake box options. You don’t have to have a chocolate cupcake if you prefer a vanilla flavor or even a red velvet option. You could also do a few different ones to give everyone a different flavor to try.
  • Why not add a few extra touches. Edible glitter always looks very effective when used for decoration purposes. Using edible green glitter sprinkled on the alien could give it a bit of the extra wow factor.
  • Now that you have got a little more confident with icing, you could try a few different variations. Maybe a different colored spaceship, or add to the Alien by giving them arms and legs.
alien spaceship cupcakes ready to eat

Frequently Asked Questions

Like with any recipe, there are often questions that need answering. I thought I would share some of the common questions here, but if you have any comments or questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly.

How should I store the Alien Spaceship Cupcakes?
If you do need to store these cupcakes, the best way would be in an airtight container at room temperature. They should last a few days stored that way, although, they likely won’t last too long.

Can it be made ahead of time?
A great tip is to make these cupcakes ahead of time. This is because they can be fiddly with the frosting. So if you are making them for a specific event you could make these the day before, or even just leave the frosting until you need them and just get to the cooling stage.

Can I freeze the Alien Spaceship Cupcakes after they are cooked?
If you do plan on freezing these cupcakes it would be best to do so after the stage of cooking and before you frost them. This is because the frosting and decoration won’t do too well in the freezer, but the cake mixture itself will.

What events to make these Alien Spaceship Cupcakes for?
There are so many times you could pull out these cupcakes. Birthdays would be the number one suggestion. But you could make these themed for other events throughout the year or create them with your space-loving child if you are looking for an easy activity to do at the weekend. 

These are amazing cupcakes to make and your children will love them. So make sure you enjoy your Alien Spaceship Cupcakes.

alien spaceship cupcakes featured

Alien Spaceship Cupcakes

5 from 1 vote
What could be more out-of-this-world than cupcakes that look like alien spaceships? These delicious and creative treats are easy to make and sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Prep Time 20 mins
Decorating Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix + additional ingredients per directions OR your favorite recipe.
  • Mini M&M’s assorted colours. You will need around 8 per cupcake
  • Small edible decorator eyes

Frosting:

  • Grey buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a large cut tip
  • Green buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a Wilton 18 star tip

Instructions
 

  • Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely
  • Use the gray frosting to pipe a smooth flat circle on top of each cupcake
  • Place m&m’s around the outer edge of the cupcake as the spaceship lights
  • Use the green frosting to pipe a small swirl in the middle of each cupcake to form the alien
  • Place the decorator eyes on the alien
  • Serve and enjoy!

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5 from 1 vote

Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom

Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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