moana cupcake
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This sweet treat is inspired by Moana and the beauty of her island homeland, Motunui. Graham cracker sand, ocean blue frosting, and an edible flower come together to create a Moana cupcake that’s as pretty as it is delicious.

Be sure to check out Disney’s Moana, which is now playing in theaters nationwide.

Moana Cupcake

15 min
15 min


  • Yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Vanilla frosting, split into two separate dishes
  • Blue food coloring (4 drops)
  • Graham crackers
  • Edible flowers
  • Pink cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan


  1. Mix yellow cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 1/4 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil into mixing bowl until well combined.

  2. Line cupcake pan with pink liners and fill with batter. Bake according to instructions on cake mix.

  3. Place graham crackers in a food processor and chop until sand-like consistency is achieved, set aside.

  4. Take 3/4 of vanilla frosting and mix with blue food coloring, until an “ocean blue” color is achieved.

  5. Once cupcakes have cooled, frost with blue frosting.

  6. Sprinkle graham cracker “sand” crumbs on to the center of cupcake, and pat down.

  7. Place remaining frosting into a piping bag to create Moana symbol.

  8. Top with a pretty flower, and enjoy!

Posted 4 years Ago
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