Celebrating a birthday in the midst of the crazy fall season can feel overwhelming. But I am here to tell you it doesn’t have to be! Instead of stressing over a huge cake that will inevitably end up lopsided, why not make cupcakes?! And not just any cupcakes, but cupcakes in a glass, with fizz added to the mix. Yes, you heard that right we are whipping up a new birthday favorite around here… cupcake floats!

Not only is this possibly the easiest birthday treat we have ever made, but it looks AMAZING all lined up on a table. So we get dessert & decor for the easy price of just making cupcakes. YES!

Birthday Fizz Cupcake Floats

To make the birthday fizz cupcake floats you will need:

  • Your favorite cupcake recipe and all the ingredients (you’ll make 2 little or 1 large cupcake per serving)
  • Frosting in colorful hues (here’s our easy tutorial to create bright frosting color)
  • Candles to match
  • 1 small glass per serving
  • A sweet fizzy drink like Sprite, Apple Cider, or for the adults Prosecco works great

Start by making the cupcakes and frosting. Plan to do this at least a day ahead to ensure you don’t have to clean the kitchen from a baking mess right before guests arrive. ;) Frost once cooled and cupcakes should keep 3 days when tightly sealed.

Once the cupcakes are in the glasses line up on the birthday table for a gorgeous display. Before guests arrive add a matching candle to each cupcake glass. Once everyone is ready to sing and the candles are lit, right before serving – add in the fizz to float!

Feel free to plop in a scoop of ice cream to top everything off! Don’t floats remind you of being 8 and all that is fun about birthdays anyway? Create and serve these birthday fizz cupcake floats over and over again, they will quickly become your go-to birthday treat to wow guests and make life super easy on yourself.

PS. With all this easy birthday fun you should definitely have time left over to make yourself a sequin crown!

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Ashlyn Savannah Photo).