Paddington Cupcakes #Paddington #MovieNight

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Paddington Cupcakes #Paddington #MovieNight | Optimistic Mommy

Did you get a chance to see the movie Paddington in theaters? If not, it will be coming out on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital this Friday April 17, 2015! I can’t wait to have a fun family movie night this weekend with my husband and daughter to watch Paddington together! You can host your own family movie night as well with the great free printable party kit available at! You will find activities, crafts, and other ideas to go along with the movie.

I have created some super cute cupcakes that we will enjoy during our movie night, as well. These cupcakes are made with delicious chocolate cake and include a super cute marshmallow “hat” to resemble the one Paddington wears in the movie! Make your own beary adorable cupcakes for your Paddington movie night soon!

Paddington Cupcakes #Paddington #MovieNight | Optimistic Mommy

Paddington Cupcakes #Paddington #MovieNight | Optimistic Mommy

Paddington Cupcakes

Yield: 20 Cupcakes


Cupcake Batter:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour, all-purpose
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk, any Variety
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten


  • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Unsalted
  • 1/3 Cup Milk, Full fat works best here
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Optional- 1 Cup Frozen Cool Whip


  • 20 Large Marshmallows
  • 20 Toothpicks
  • Optional - Sprinkles, brown, blue or red


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Using blue or white cupcake liners, place them in the muffin tins.
  2. In a large size mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, whisk the milk, oil, vanilla and egg un-til smooth.
  4. Add the bowl of wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the muffins tins. Fill halfway.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cupcake.
  7. Cupcakes should cool for 30 minutes prior to frosting.
  8. While the cupcakes are baking, sift together the cocoa and powdered sugar then set aside.
  9. Using a mixer, cream the butter then slowly add in the sugar mixture. Then add in the whipping cream followed by the vanilla. Whip until light and fluffy.
  10. Add the Frozen Cool Whip here to make it ultra fluffy (Optional).
  11. Cut 10 large marshmallows across the diagonal then squish each piece into flat, round circles, using your fingers.
  12. Cut 10 large marshmallows in half to create the “top” of the Paddington Hat.
  13. Pour the Jell-o into a large Ziploc bag.
  14. Fill a small bowl with water and dip the marshmallows into the water and then transfer to the Ziploc bag.
  15. When all pieces are in the Ziploc bag, shake until the marshmallows are coated in the Jell-o. If easier, feel free to do this part in batches.
  16. Construct the Paddington Hat by placing one flat marshmallow on a toothpick followed by a cylinder shaped marshmallow.
  17. After the cupcakes have been frosted, just insert the toothpick into the cupcakes so the hat stays in place.
  18. Top with any brown, blue or red sprinkles you like.

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  1. How cute. I will have to see this movie – you have intrigued me. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  2. Oh my goodness, how cute are these?!!

  3. So cute! I’m always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
    A Round Tuit 255
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. These are adorable cupcakes!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #Purebloglove link party! The party begins every Thursday at 8 p.m. and runs through the week end. I’m hosting over at We love to see you there!

  6. Elizabeth Johnson says

    Aw, Paddington Bear! I love this. This will would be a great idea for a kids party.

  7. Wow these look so cool and I love the recipe and cute paddington inspired cupcake goodies. I know the kids will love making this

  8. These are adorable! I love the little tags!

  9. The hats are simple but so cute.


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