Some fun ideas for decorating kids' cupcakes are ladybug cupcakes, hedgehog cupcakes, lollipop cupcakes and TV dinner cupcakes. The recipes for these cupcake designs for kids are available at MarthaStewart.com.
The TV dinner cupcakes recipe features cupcakes resembling a drumstick, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and chocolate pudding. The recipe calls for six vanilla cupcakes, chocolate and vanilla frosting and a variety of candies and other materials for decoration. Make the drumstick cupcakes with white chocolate to create a bone and corn flakes for the chicken breading. The mashed potato cupcake includes vanilla frosting for the potatoes and melted caramel for the gravy. For the peas and carrots, use orange chews, such as Starburst, for the carrots and rounded green candy, such as Runts, for the peas.