Archive for March, 2008

March Madness basketball cupcakes

Monday, March 31st, 2008

basketball cupcake
Get ready for the Final Four (Go Bruins!) with these easy basketball cupcakes.
What You Need: 1 cupcake; icing tinted orange (if you want your icing to have a “rust” look, try adding a little red paste dye to your orange frosting); black writing gel.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake orange. Use black writing gel to “draw” two semi-circles with a line in between them, as shown.

Licorice ear Easter bunny cupcakes

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Easter bunny cupcake with licorice ears
Here’s another take on Easter bunny cupcakes. These have cute licorice ears.
What You Need: 1 cupcake; white icing; 2 mini marshmallows; red jellybean; 2 red mini M&Ms; pink gel writing icing; thin, stiff red licorice strands.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake white. Add mini M&M eyes, red jellybean nose and mini marshmallow muzzle as shown. Using pink writing gel to add mouth. For ears, place end of one licorice strand into cupcake, loop around, and place other end into cupcake. Repeat for second ear.

Worms in dirt cupcakes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

worm cupcake
Kids love these creepy, crawly cupcakes that are super easy to make.
What You Need: 1 cupcake; frosting (green or chocolate); 2 gummi worms; chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos).
How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Crush cookies in plastic bag and sprinkle crumbs on cupcake. Add gummi worms. (We cut one in half so it would look like the worm was crawling out of the dirt.)

Goofy Easter bunny cupcakes

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

silly Easter bunny cupcake
Silly rabbit. What’s with those teeth? They’re Tic-Tac mints! Have fun making these easy bunnies for Easter.
What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; regular-size marshmallow; pink sugar; 2 chocolate chips; pink jelly bean; 2 white Tic-Tacs; scissors or kitchen shears; pastry bag and No. 4 or 5 round metal tip or tube icing and round tip (this step is optional.)
How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Cut marshmallow in half widthwise and sprinkle each half with pink sugar and place on cupcake for ears. If you’d like and have the gear, pipe (squeeze while holding tip in same place, stop squeezing and pull away) white icing in two mounds for bunny cheeks. Add chocolate chip eyes, jelly bean nose and Tic Tac teeth.