Toy Story Green Alien Cupcakes
Welcome to Foodie Friday! This week I decided to tackle some adorable cupcakes with the help of my 2 year old. We are always looking for fun activities that also aide in learning! Jr loved baking with mommy! The recipe can be found here!
First you will want to grab all of your supplies. I had everything pre-measured and pre-cut so my 2 year old didn't get bored! You will need:
- Cake Mix
- Vanilla Frosting
- Green food coloring
- Black decorators icing (we bought the one that is already in the tube)
- We used green melting chocolate for the ears (cut them into tear drops or leaf shapes)
- Green Laffy Taffy (I melted the taffy in the microwave for 8 seconds and stretched the taffy out, rolled it, and cut into small pieces for the antenna on top of the cupcakes.)
Once the cupcakes are done baking, let cool completely. After we baked the cupcakes Jr went in for a nap! While he was sleeping I mixed the vanilla frosting and green food coloring and frosted the cupcakes.
Now comes the fun part decorating! This process is so simple! You need 2 ears, one antenna, 3 mentos (for the eyes) and the black decorators icing. My son thought this was the best part (besides eating the cake batter)! He was able to get messy and creative!
|Tasting his masterpiece|
|The Finished product!|
I finished decorating the rest of the cupcakes and they actually turned out pretty good! I am not a crafty person so I was actually impressed at how easy it was to decorate the cupcakes! They were a hit! If you do notice though I did make a few substitutions (the laffy taffy for the antenna and the melting chocolate for the ears) I couldn't find in our local store what they suggested but these products that I picked up worked just fine! I also wanted to caution you that the gel decorating icing that I bought tends to run so sometimes the mouth on your cupcakes will look like the mouth on the character from scream lol!
All in all I would say this craft is a good activity for you and your kids to do together, it is extremely easy, and the cupcakes will be really tasty! Give it a try!
Leave your comments and ideas for some other foodie Friday recipes for us to try...remember they don't have to just be desserts!