Archive for July, 2008

Lion cupcakes with caramel corn mane

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Lion cupcakeAll you need to top this easy lion cupcake is caramel corn, mini M&Ms and a tube of black writing or gel icing. These would be great for a jungle party or other kid event.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; frosting tinted deep yellow; caramel popcorn; 2 blue mini M&Ms; black writing icing or gel icing in a tube.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. (You should do the eyes, nose and mouth first so you don’t have to reach around the mane). Place 2 blue mini M&Ms, writing side down, for eyes. Use tube icing to draw nose and mouth (muzzle). Add caramel corn in a circle around the cupcake for mane.

Panda Bear cupcakes

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

panda bear cupcakeMake a panda bear cupcake quickly and easily with candies and frosting. Remember, if you don’t have the types of candy described on hand, substitute something else! They’ll still be cute.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; 2 mini Oreo cookies; 2 Junior Mints; 1 black jellybean; red and white writing icing or gel.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake generously, so the Oreos will have a base in which to stick upright. Add 2 Oreo cookies for ears. Add Junior Mint eyes and pipe white dot in center. Add jellybean nose and pipe mouth beneath it as shown.

Butterfly cupcake with chocolate chip body

Monday, July 7th, 2008

butterfly cupcake with fruit wingsThere are probably as many ways to make butterfly cupcakes as there are species of butterflies. This version uses mini sugar-coated fruit slices for the wings and chocolate chips for the body. Add some round sprinkles and gel and you’re off and flying!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; 2 mini sugar-coated fruit slices; 4 chocolate chips; black gel writing icing in tube; round pastel sprinkles.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Place chocolate chips in line going from one edge of cupcake toward the center for butterfly body. Add 2 fruit slices, with round edges facing, on opposite sides of “body.” Use gel icing to pipe black antennae. Use dab of white icing to stick sprinkles to wings.