Kids love to eat cup-cakes, and there are so many different types to make. You can also get them involved in the cooking process if you like, as many love to do this (just be prepared for some mess around the kitchen of you do!).
So what do kids usually like when making a cup cake? Of course, they love the sweet taste, but it is also a good idea to make them as colourful as possible too, as they love to see this. Imagine something like a Roulette wheel, and if you can replicate something like this on your cup-cakes you will certainly get a very favourable response from your children.
It is also a good idea to use things such as sugar strands and hundreds-and-thousands. They will add color and the playful look that kids love. Just be aware of the increase in sugar volume that you are adding to each cup-cake when you do use these though, as they can certainly add a lot more into one cake when you put these on top.
If you have the ability, it is always a good idea to try and make the cup-cakes in different shapes. Imagine just how much your children would love it if you made cup-cakes in the shape of Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny! This is not something that a beginner should attempt, but if you have made cup-cakes a few times and you want to get creative, then there is no end to the things like this that you can do to make something that your kids will love.