Dirt Cupcakes

Celebrate spring with these fun cupcakes that any gardener would adore!

By Maggie Mackay March 8, 2022

With spring peaking out from behind the clouds once every other week or so you'll love this cupcake idea from fellow publisher mom Maggie Mackay. 

What you’ll need…

Box of cupcake mix (plus all ingredients listed on the back )

Cupcake liners

Can of chocolate icing

Oreo cookies

Ziploc baggies

Big spoon or a measuring cup (something good for smashing!)

Gummy worms

Popsicle sticks

Hot glue gun

Construction paper

Things to decorate paper- stickers, glitter glue, foam shapes, markers, etc.


Bake cupcakes according to directions on the box.

While the cupcakes bake, create flowers with your kiddos!  Talk about the different types of flowers and their different shapes.  Cut a few from construction paper. You could even use your child’s hand as a pattern!

While the cupcakes finish baking and cool, have your kids decorate their flowers using various supplies (markers, stickers, etc.) 

Take each flower and using the hot glue gun, attach a Popsicle stick for a stem.

Once cupcakes are cooled, allow your kids to ice their cupcake.  Let them use an unused popscicle stick to do this!  Place iced cupcakes aside.

Place 2 Oreos in a Ziploc bag…SEAL IT!  Then have your child use a big spoon or the flat bottom of a measuring cup to SMASH their Oreos (This was my kids favorite part!!) . 

Sprinkle the top of the iced cupcake with the smashed Oreos.

Add gummy worms to the top of the cupcake (my kids thought it was funny to have one hanging off the side!)

Insert the flower into the middle of the cupcake.


 Stand back and admire…then devour!