Gather and reserve any spilled cinnamon sugar to use later. Immediately return the castle, uncovered, to the freezer until it is frozen solid at least 3 hours. Then wrap the castle with aluminum foil until serving time. Ice Cream Castle Cake. Shortly before serving, spread the remaining cinnamon sugar on a flat, foil-covered surface.
Remove the ice-cream castle from the freezer, unwrap and roll the sides in the cinnamon sugar. Set the castle on a serving plate and sprinkle the top with more cinnamon sugar. Spread the rest of the cinnamon sugar on the plate to resemble a beach. Add the candy shells and pebbles and the gummy octopuses. Finally, top the castle with the toy flag. Party Idea! Create a personal fairy tale with a Princess Birthday Party! If you don't have time to custom build an ice cream sand castle like the one shown above, here's an easy shortcut: Uncover and invert a pint of ice cream on a foil-covered tray.
Peel away the cardboard con- tainer and sprinkle on plenty of cinnamon sugar. Decorate with a graham cracker drawbridge. Serves 4. Towering Sandcastle. This crumb-covered cake is "shore" to make a splash at any beach - or sea-themed birthday bash. Scatter some candy seashells and rocks around the base and prepare for a wave of compliments. Instructions You'll Youll need: Need 8-inch round yellow cake 40 marshmallows 1. Use a long serrated knife to trim the top of the round cake flat, if 9-inch 2 tablespoons square yellowwater cake needed. Frost the stack. Vanilla plus wafers, more forounce kneadingbox the 2.
Use a rolling pin or food processor to crumble the wafers. With your 4 jumbo fondant ice-cream cups hands, press the crumbs into the frosting, completely coating the 2 small 2 baked 8- or 9-inch ice-cream cups round cake. Spread frosting on the bottom of each ice-cream cup, then set cakes 6 sugar cones them around the cake. Set all 6 cones into the Nabisco Miniature Honey teaMaid set Grahams cups to complete the turrets, spreading a bit of frosting around the Honey Sticks rims to hold them if needed. Candy seashells and rocks 3. Press 2 graham cracker-stick doors into the middle cake layer and rim the rest of the cake with graham cracker-stick halves.
Sprinkle the remaining crumbs around the base and add a scattering of candy seashells and rocks. Serves Under the Sea Cake. This whimsical underwater scene can be decorated in one swish of a mermaid's tail. You'll need: Pound Youll cake Need or other loaf- 1 baked shaped cake x 2" cake 13" x 9" Instructions 2 to 3 cups blue Chocolate icing frosting 1. Bake your favourite cake 13" x 9" x 2". Frost the cake with the Green apple Sour Belts Ladyfingers icing. To create plants, roll or twist various lengths of sour belts and fruit Sugar leather before placing them on the cake.
Candy seashells Gumdrops Gummy Green sea creatures, such as toothpicks 3. Place candy rocks and seashells along the bottom. Finish off your underwater scene by arranging schools of gummy Sour tropical fish fish, sharks, and other deep-sea dwellers. Captain Hook Cake. You could say Captain Hook's obsession to get revenge on Peter Pan is way out of hand. But then again, had Peter not fed the pi- rate's appendage to a hungry crocodile, he might not have lost his grip. Inspired by the dastardly villain, this cake features a shiny hook shaped out of ready-to-use fondant and is "polished" with edi- ble gold dust both of which you can readily find in the cake deco- rating aisle at large craft stores and department stores.
Print the template and cut out the pieces. Wearing disposable kitchen gloves pull three small hunks about 2 Frosting 4 cups any color you like; confectioners' sugar inches in diameter from the fondant. Knead just enough black food purple looks especially plus more nice the for kneading coloring into one of the hunks to turn the fon- Ready-to-use fondant white fondant dant gray.
Tint the second piece red, and leave Food coloring 2 baked black 8- or 9-inchandround red the third white. Confectioner's sugar cakes Edible Butter goldcream frosting or silver fondant 3. Set a quarter size piece of the gray fondant Miniature decorating powdertea andseta small pas- aside. Then roll the rest of it into a rope shape, try brush optional and set it atop the hook template piece. Rolling pin Wax paper 4. Using the paper as a pattern, press and shape the fondant into a hook Kitchen knife shape. Use a knife to taper the point. To give the hook a real metallic look, brush gold or silver decorating powder onto the fondant if you like.
Place the reserved gray fondant atop a piece of wax paper dusted with confection- ers sugar and roll it out to about a quarter-inch thickness. Using the corresponding template piece, cut a hook base from the rolled fondant. Likewise, roll out the red fondant and cut out a jacket cuff. Next, roll out the white fondant and cut a shirt cuff from it. Use your fingers to flute the top of the shirt cuff to create a ruffled look. Set all of the fondant shapes aside for a few minutes, leaving them uncovered so they will stiffen up a bit.
Meanwhile, frost the cake. When you're ready to assemble the fondant pieces atop the cake, begin with the hook. Then cover the blunt end with the hook base. Next, set the shirt cuff in place atop the hook base. You'll need: Finally, add the jacket cuff, overlapping the non-fluted edge of the Pound cake or other loaf- shirt cuff.
Modeled after Jack Sparrow's Jolly Roger, this sheet cake pays trib- ute to the most beloved pirate to sail the Caribbean. There's a print- able template for the skull and crossbones, which are simply cut out of marshmallow fondant and set atop black buttercream frosting. Stir in the water 4 cupsplusconfectioners' more for kneading sugar the plus and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the confection- more forfondant kneading the fondant ers' sugar a cup at a time.
The dough will be sticky at this point. Turn Thin2 plastic baked 8- or 9-inch kitchen round gloves it out onto a surface dusted with confectioners' sugar and knead it, cakes Gel food coloring red and adding more sugar until the dough is pliable, smooth, and no longer Butter cream frosting black sticky 5 to 10 minutes. Wearing the kitchen gloves, separate a quar- SheetMiniature cake tea set ter of the dough from the rest and knead red food coloring into it. Butter cream frosting at least 2 Then pat the tinted fondant into a disk and wrap it well in plastic.
Do cans of frosting the same with the remaining untinted fondant. Chill the fondant over- Sharp kitchen knife night. Spatula 2. When you're ready to decorate the cake, tint the frosting black. Let the fondant come to room temperature. Meanwhile, hard shell candies print out the template and cut out the pieces. Set the skull and cross bone template pieces atop the fondant and use a knife to cut around them through the fondant. Use the tip of the knife to etch a few grooves in the ends of the bones. Then lift the fondant cut-outs with a spatula, if needed and place them on the cake.
Roll out the red fondant, cut out the bandana pieces, and set them in place atop the cake. For the finishing touch, press the jelly bean or hard shell candy "beads" partway into the frosting so they appear to be dangling from the skull. Pirate Hat Cake. Ask any birthday buccaneer if he wants a piece of this swashbuckling cake, and you'll get a resounding, "Aye, matey! You'll need: Youll Pound cakeNeed or other loaf- 1.
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Use a long serrated knife to trim the tops of the cakes to flatten them, 2 8-inch shaped cake chocolate round if needed. Spread a thin layer of chocolate frosting over the trimmed cakes Chocolate frosting side of one cake, then lay the other cake on top, trimmed side down. Cut one side from the stack, as shown. Cut this piece in half and as- Chocolate wafer cookies White decorators' frosting semble the hat.
With white decorators' frosting, add a skull and crossbones, and hat trim. Snip a corner from the bag of chocolate frosting and pipe on the skull features. King Cake. Mardi Gras wouldn't be the same without a King Cake. Not to be prepared or eaten before January 6th, also known as Epiphany, Twelfth Night or Three Kings' Day, it's a rich yeast dough most commonly filled with cream cheese, shaped into an oval ring and topped with traditional Mardi Gras colors; purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power. Whoever finds the baby or pecan half baked within is to be the host of the next King Cake party.
Instructions: 1. Combine milk, sugar and butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low You'llNeed Youll need: flame until just warm -- about to degrees F. Mix yeast, 2 cups of the flour, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. If using a stand mixer, beat for several 4 cups 1 cup milk confectioners' sugar minutes with a paddle attachment.
Switch to a dough hook and knead for 5 minutes or until 2 teaspoons 2 bakedsalt 8- or 9-inch round dough is smooth and elastic and begins to pull away from the sides cakes 1 teaspoon freshly grated nut- of the bowl. If kneading by hand, this will take about 10 minutes. Butter cream frosting meg 1 teaspoon Miniature tea setoil vegetable 4. Remove bowl from mixer and add oil. Turn once to coat and cover 8 ounces cream cheese sof- loosely with a tea towel or plastic wrap. Let rise until double in tened bulk, about 2 hours. Make the filling; Combine cream cheese and 2 cups of powdered 6 cups powdered sugar di- sugar.
Add vanilla extract and blend until smooth. Set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed 1 plastic King Cake baby or a with cooking oil. Punch down dough and let stand for 10 minutes. Roll dough into a milk - as needed rectangle about 20 inches long and 8 inches wide. Coloured sugars in purple, 8. Spread filling over half of the dough and add baby or pecan to green and gold or yellow dough surrounding filling. Roll up from long side. Bring ends to- gether and seal well. Set ring on prepared baking sheet.
Let rise again until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake in a degree F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 30 minutes. Combine remaining 4 cups powdered sugar with lemon juice and enough milk to make of spreading con- sistency. Spread over top of cake and sprinkle with sugars, alternating colors all the way around the cake. Buzzs Crater Cake.
This moon is definitely not made of green cheese! In fact, it's a very kid-friendly baking project. Your little assistant will love crushing the cookies, mixing them into the frosting, and helping create the moon's surface which needn't be smooth or neat. If you use chocolate cake, any crumbs that end up in the frosting will blend right in! Youll Need Instructions You'll need: 1 box cake batter, prepared ac- 40 marshmallows cording to package instructions 1. Heat the oven to degrees. Divide the 2prepared batterwater tablespoons into 2 Shortening, butter, or cooking equal parts.
Bake both until a spray for greasing the bowl and 4 cups confectioners' sugar pan toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, plus moreapproximately for kneading 40 the 7 chocolate wafers or chocolate minutes for the bowl and 25 minutes for the pan. Using a rolling pin, crush the chocolate cookies in a Ziploc bag Necco candy wafers we used Butter leave a small opening for air to escape.
Emptycream the canfrosting of frosting only the gray ones into a bowl, then stir in the crumbs. Frost the top of the flat cake, then place the dome cake on it. If Plastic astronauts necessary, first trim the bottom of the dome with a large knife so Miniature American flag buy a that it's level. Frost the rest of the cake.
Push the Necco wafers into the frosting to form craters on the own with paper and a tooth- moon's surface. Add the astronauts and the flag. Auroras Cookie Crown. Perfect for almost any party theme, this jewel of a cake will make your little princess feel like a birthday queen. You'll need: Instructions Pound cake or other loaf- Youll Need 1. Knead the flour shaped cake into the cookie dough to firm it up. Transfer the cookies to a foil- or parchment- lined baking sheet and sprinkle them generously with yellow sugar.
Transfer them to a wire rack to cool com- pletely. Add candy and Stardrops hard candies decorations as shown above. Allow the frosting to set for at least 1 2 8-inch round cakes hour before handling the cookies. Use a long serrated knife to trim the top of one of the cakes flat, if needed. Place it on a serving platter, spread a thin layer of frosting on the top, then lay the other cake on it, rounded side up. Generously frost the stack and use a spoon to draw the frosting on top up to a point as shown.
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Carefully press the cookies around the side of the cake, piping lines of frosting between the cookies to secure them. Tron Light Cycle Cake. Turn a birthday cake into a Tron Light Cycle arena using fondant and frosting. Orange and blue Light Cycles with trails of fondant color race across this chocolate cake, sure to be a winner with Tron fans.
You'll need:. Pound cake Need Youll or other loaf- Instructions: shaped Light Cyclecake Cake template 2 eight-inch Chocolateround frosting chocolate 1. Place white frosting in a small bowl. Add 3 to 5 cakes, Ladyfingers baked from your fa- drops of neon blue food coloring. Stir until desired vourite Chocolate recipewafer cookies color is reached.
Sugar 16 ounces white frosting 2. Place cooled round cakes side by side on waxed ounces 16 Gumdrops chocolate frosting paper. NeonGreen bluetoothpicks food coloring Ruler 3. Frost the top of one cake with neon blue frosting. Waxed paper White decorator frosting 4. Place the second cake on top of the cake with Black, neon orange, and white neon blue frosting. Put chocolate frosting in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and microwave for 5 to 10 seconds until it is a thick liquid, like ganache.
Pour chocolate frosting on top of stacked cakes, letting it drip over the sides. Place the cake in the refrig- erator so that frosting firms. While the chocolate frosting is firming up, remove the fondant from the packaging and knead it into a ball. If it's too sticky, a little bit of flour will make it more pliable.
Place white fondant in a bowl and add a few drops of the neon blue food coloring. Knead the fondant to distribute the color. Note: Adding food coloring to fondant can be messy. Use rubber gloves or wash hands promptly to avoid staining. Roll out black, orange and blue fondant on waxed paper. Print Light Cycle Cake template onto cardstock and cut it out. Tron Light Cycle Cake Place the bike template on the black fondant and trace using a sharp knife. You will need two black bikes and 4 small black circles. Cut remaining shapes from the template and use them to cut the Light Cycle wheels and details from the orange and blue fondant.
When you have all of the detail pieces cut out, design your Light Cycles. To attach wheels and fondant details to the Light Cycles dab a bit of water on the back and press them onto the fondant bike. To makeYou'll need: the grid lines on top of the cake, wrap a piece of waxed paper around a Pound ruler.
Serve it up at your next harvest party and everyone will 'dig in'. If you can't find mini candy pumpkins, orange gumdrops work just fine. Youll Need Instructions You'll need: 1 Bake cake as directed on box using 2 square 9x9 baking pans that prepared 2 tablespoons water have been prepared with cooking spray. Trim cakes so they are flat and place on aplus largemore platter.
Frost the top for kneading the 1 22 ounce bag small candy of the bottom layer with dark chocolate icing. Place cookies into a large resealable plastic bags and crush fine. Sprinkle crushed cookies evenly over the top of the cake to look like dirt. Set candy pumpkins into the 'dirt'. Piece together 4 pretzel sticks with small dabs of icing to resemble fencing. You will need 8 lengths of 'fence'. Let dry well before placing around the edge of the cake.
Add a small sign attached to pretzel sticks if wanted. Surround cake with more candy pumpkins and gumdrops if desired. Sweet Beehive Cake. Create some buzz at your little honey's garden-, flower-, or bug- themed party with this simple cake and its cookie swarm. You'll need: Instructions 40 Youll Need marshmallows 1. Use a long serrated knife to trim the tops of the round cakes flat, if 8-inch 2 round cake water tablespoons needed. Heat 3 cups of the yellow Half-sphere 4 cups cake baked in asugar confectioners' 2- frosting in the microwave until it liquefies, about 20 seconds.
Refrigerate the stack for about 30 min- 13 round cookies 2 baked 8- or we usedround 9-inch utes to harden the frosting. Keebler Sandies cakes Pecan Short- bread Butter cream frosting 2. Use scissors to cut the ends from the marshmal- tea setfrosting 12 Twix Minis lows and press on these ends, sticky side down, for wings. Carefully transfer the cake to a platter. To add a door, trim one edge Chocolate frosting of the remaining cookie, as shown, cover both sides with chocolate frosting, then press it onto the hive. Spoon the rest of the yellow frosting into a resealable sandwich bag, snip off a corner, and pipe markings onto the bees and hive.
Top the hive with the gumdrop and arrange the bees around it. Abu Cupcakes Aladdin's pet monkey Abu tended to take things that didn't belong to him, a habit that got the two of them into some serious fixes. In the Cave of Wonders, for instance, he helped himself to a ruby, after which the cave began to collapse. Still, it was Abu's quick antics that foiled Jafar's attempt to steal the lamp from Aladdin. With a handful of candy and nuts, you can create a batch of monkey-face cupcakes that look every bit as mischievous as their namesake.
Instructions:You'll need: Pound cake or other loaf- Youll Need 1. Frostshaped the cupcake cake and set it aside while you create the monkey's facial A chocolate cupcake Chocolate frosting features. Chocolate frosting Ladyfingers 2. Microwave a caramel candy for up to 6 seconds to slightly soften it. Rolling pin Gumdrops Toothpick 3. Now 2 white chocolate chips create the monkey's face by arranging the two ovals so that the upper 2 mini chocolate chips edge of the untrimmed one overlaps the bottom of other, as Red decorator's frosting or gel 4.
Press two white chocolate chips, tips down, onto the caramel where the A gum drop candy eye holes are. Top each white chocolate chip with a mini chocolate 2 almond slices chip, using dabs of frosting to stick them in place. Now place the face on top of the cupcake and use red decorator's frosting or gel to add a mouth.
Cut a small strip from the remaining scraps of flattened caramel and scrunch one edge slightly to resemble a bit of fur for the top of the monkey's head. Gently press it in place. Then slice a gum drop down through the center and use one half for a hat. For the finishing touch, add a pair of almond sliver ears. Cheshire Cat Cupcakes. Of all the characters Alice meets up with during her adventures in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat is undoubtedly one of the most intrigu- ing. This mischievous feline has a habit of materializing at will, first in the Duchess's kitchen, then on the branch of a tree, and later in the Queen's croquet court.
Inspired by the crafty cat that bemuses Alice, this cupcake is all grins and likely to disappear in the blink of an eye. You'll need: Pound cake Need Youll or other loaf- Instructions: shaped cake A chocolate cupcake Chocolate Cupcake frosting frosting, tinted light 1.
Frost half of the cupcake top, spreading the frosting in a wide arc Ladyfingers purple or lavender that resembles a grin. Chocolate Sour waferring apple gummy cookies Sugar 2. Flip over the sour apple gummy ring so the white side faces up. Cut Kitchen knife Gumdrops a small section away from the top of the ring, as shown an adult's job.
Skittles candies, 2 yellow ones for Green toothpicks the eyes and 1 purple one 3. Now score the candy to create wide teeth again, adults only. Place the gummy teeth on the frosted portion of the cupcake, press- A few chocolate sprinkles ing down lightly to stick the candy in place. Black or purple gumdrop 5. Set the candies for the nose and eyes in place, centering them on the cupcake at the upper edge of the frosting. Top each eye with a small dot of black decorator's gel or icing.
Designing a patriotic top hat that outdoes Uncle Sam's is one tall or- der, unless perhaps making hats happens to be your specialty. This sweet Fourth of July topper, courtesy of the Mad Hatter, features red candy stripes and a price that's right. CutChocolate frosting off the tops of the cupcakes level with the upper edge of the cakes Template Ladyfingers paper cupcake liners so that they better resemble the flat top of the Batch of cupcakes baked in blue Chocolate Mad wafer cookies Hatter's hat.
Scissors Scrapbook paper red, white, and 3. Print the template and use it as a pattern for cutting out a set of brim blue and hatband pieces for each cupcake from the specified colors of Glue dots paper. Glue the top brim circle atop the bottom brim circle and then Sticker numbers optional curl the outer edge of the paper slightly with your fingers to give Marker the brim a little more dimension.
Now shape the red hatband piece into a ring and secure it with a glue dot. Ideally, the ring should be just wide enough for the bottom of the cupcake to fit into without actually allowing it to rest on the tabletop. This will create the illusion that the hat is taller than it actually is. When you know the ring is the right size, remove it from the cupcake and stick it to the brim using a cou- ple of glue dots.
Lumieres Candle Cakes. Come Christmastime, even Lumiere has company. That's because it takes a lot of candles to properly light up the Beast's castle for the holi- days. Inspired by the enchanted candlestick holder and his bright man- tle-top guests, these festive cupcake candles are lit with candy flames.
You'll need: Pound cake Need Youll or other loaf- shaped Yellow cakemelts or you can Instructions: candy Chocolate use frosting melted white chocolate 1. Melt a cup of candy melts in a small bowl according to the package Ladyfingers tinted yellow directions.
Now create a "flame" for each candle by dipping the top Chocolate Lollipop stickswafer soldcookies in the cake of a lollipop stick in the melted candy. Let the candy set up it won't Sugar aisle at craft stores decorating Gumdrops take long but you can put them in the refrigerator to hasten the proc- Batch of baked cupcakes Green toothpicks ess, if you like and then dip the stick a second time.
Repeat this step Red frosting or cookie icing another time or two.
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Cogsworth Cupcakes. No servant in the enchanted castle knew better than Cogsworth how fast time was running out before his master would forever lose the chance to change his sorry fate. So, it's little wonder this trusty timekeeper didn't waste a second trying to convince Belle to give the Beast a chance.
For fun, you and your child can spend time to- gether decorating a cupcake in Cogsworth's likeness. Frost the cupcake shaped cake and set it aside while you Peach-colored frosting Note: Chocolate create Cogsworth's hair. Microwave a Tootsie Chocolate wafer Roll Midgee for up cookies to 3 drops of yellow food color- to 6Sugar seconds to slightly soften it. Then ing into 1 cup of butter cream sandwich Gumdrops the candy between two pieces of frosting. Work- A Tootsie Roll Midgee ing with one strip at a time, use a toothpick Waxed paper to roll the ends in opposite directions, as Rolling pin shown.
Toothpick An almond sliver 3. Stick one end of an almond sliver into A mini marshmallow the top of the cupcake and then press the A pinch of confectioner's sugar rolled Midgee strips in place on the sides of 2 chocolate chips it. Red Twizzler candy Black decorator's frosting or gel 4. For eyes, slice a mini marshmallow in half A yellow Sweetie candy and sprinkle confectioner's sugar on the sticky sides. Flatten both pieces with your thumb. Then press a chocolate chip, tip down, into the center of each.
Press the eyes in place on the cupcake, leaving room to add eyebrows later. Add short lengths of Twizzler to the ends of the mouth. Use the black decorator's frosting or gel to pipe on eyebrows. Next, pipe on clock hands that extend from the point where the nose will go to just below the mouth. For Cogsworth's nose, press a Sweeties candy in place, covering the very tops of the clock hands. Strawberry Rose Shortcake.
In the Beast's castle, everyone was forbidden to enter the west wing, but eventually Belle's curiosity got the better of her. When she climbed the stairs and stepped inside, she discovered a beautiful red rose the Beast kept under a dome of glass because he knew that when the last petal fell, the spell he was under could never be broken. While the petals of this strawberry rose shortcake undoubtedly won't last long, the good news is that you can easily create another.
You'll need: Pound Youllcake or other loaf- Need shaped cake A shortcake dessert shell Instructions: Chocolate Whipped frosting cream 1. Fill the dessert shell with whipped cream. Wash and hull the strawberries. Slice one of them vertically into 5 or 6 Sugar pieces. Arrange the slices in a circle, tips pointing outward, atop of the Gumdrops whipped cream to create the outer petals of a rose. For the center of the rose, turn the other strawberry upside down and slice off the very tip. Next, make four cuts three quarters of the way down through the fruit to create a row of petals around the middle.
Place the strawberry in the center of the fruit slices atop the whipped cream. Garnish the rose with the mint leaf. For the finishing touch, add a decorative border of whipped cream around the shortcake. Tow Mater Cupcakes. A mixture of good ole boy, daredevil and know-it-all, Lightning McQueen's sidekick makes a welcome guest at any preschool party. These cute cupcakes will pull twice their own weight at your next Cars -themed birthday bash. You'll need: Instructions: Pound cake or other loaf- Youll Need shaped cake 1 box cake mix 1.
Coat both pans with non-stick spray. Ladyfingers frosting Bake as directed Chocolate wafer on the package and let cool. Count Sugar out 60 cookies and set aside. Place the 6 cup large muffin baking pan Gumdrops 12 cup regular size cupcake remaining cookies in a Ziploc bag and finely Green toothpicks baking pan crush them with a rolling pin or glass.
Use Shoppe Grasshopper Cookies yellow if you can't easily find the white ones. Cut the tops off of 6 of the cupcakes so you 6 Eclipse gum pieces teeth can place them upside down for the truck bed. Place the cupcakes, cut side down toward the back of a 6-inch cake board. Place a dollop of frosting on the board to help the cupcakes stay in place. Frost the sides of the larger muffin-size cupcakes. Sprinkle some of the crushed cookie pieces on the sides and then place on the cake board right in front of the other cupcake.
Frost the top and sprinkle with more cookie crumbs. Attach one cookie to the front of each muffin-size cupcake for the mouth. TowAbu Mater Cupcakes Cupcakes 8. For each tire, attach two cookies together using frosting and then attach two tires to the larger cupcake and two in back to the smaller cupcake. Place one more cookie on the top for the tire on Mater's hood. Attach the teeth to the cookie mouth with a small amount of frosting.
For the top of the trucks, first frost about half of each of the remaining cupcakes with vanilla frosting. You can place these in the freezer for a few minutes for the frosting to harden and then it will be easier to frost over the vanilla edges with chocolate frosting to finish Mater's face. Frost the sides and top with chocolate and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. You'll need: Pound cake or other loaf- Use a black edible ink pen to draw pupils on the Chocolate frosting eyes and when dry, you can use a toothpick to dot a small amount of Ladyfingers vanilla frosting for extra detail.
Heat it slightly in the microwave and it Chocolate wafer cookies will be easier to dot on. No one knows better than Lightning McQueen just how bumpy the road to success can be. Add a few transcontinental twists and turns, and you've got an edge-of-the-seat race to the finish.
But rest assured, Lightning's quick -- just watch how fast these cupcakes disappear! For frosting cut small rectangles about 1- by 1. Pipe a line of red icing trim along the bar of white baking chocolate side Chocolate and topwafer edgescookies of each rectangle. Then use the tip of a tooth- Red cupcake icing pick Sugarto "drill" shallow holes where the eyes will go, and gently Toothpick Gumdrops Mini chocolate chips press mini chocolate chips tips down in place. Set the wind- Green toothpicks Chocolate candies with brown shields aside until the icing hardens.
Working with one cupcake at a time, frost the top with red icing. Minis Toothpicks. Press two sets of brown-shelled candies into the frosting on the sides of the cupcake for tires.
Add headlights by turning yellow-shelled candies on edge and pressing them into the frosting a tooth- pick comes in handy for this. For a mouth, press a small curve of white chocolate into the frosting at the front of the cupcake. The nature fairies wait with great anticipation for this bud to bloom, and when it does, they know it's time to fly to the mainland to help change winter to spring.
Pretend fairies and their friends are sure to find these sweet Ever Blossom cupcakes an equally welcome sight. And the good news is you can enjoy them any time of year you like. You'll need: Pound cake Youll Needor other loaf- shaped Batch cake cupcakes of baked Instructions: Chocolate Vanilla butter frosting cream frost- 1. For each Ever Blossom, frost the center top of a cupcake.
Press six ing Ladyfingers Chocolate candy melts into the frosting to resemble flower petals, as shown. Butter knife wafer cookies Sugar White candy melts 2. Arrange four more candy melts on edge to create another row of petals Gumdrops Candy Dots Green toothpicks in the center. Add a few more petals gluing them in place with dabs of frosting to fill out the flower if needed. Tinkerbelles Shoes While it's true that fairies log more miles in flight than on foot, they still appreciate a comfortable pair of shoes -- like Tinker Bell's dis- tinctive lime green slip-ons.
These sweet replicas, complete with white pompoms, are made of fondant and are sized to fit perfectly atop a cupcake. Instructions: You'll need: 1. Prepare Pound the cake fondant and set or other a quarter of the batch aside. Tint the rest of loaf- Youll Need the fondant shaped green. Make a pair of shoes for each cupcake. Use your thumb to flatten the ball Vanilla butter cream frosting slightly, Sugar and then pinch the sides to create a simple slipper shape, as Butter knife shown.
Gumdrops Green food coloring Green toothpicks Wooden spoon 3. Use the end of a wooden spoon to lightly tamp down the fondant where an opening for the foot would go. Now roll a pinch of the un-tinted fondant into a tiny pompom and place it on the toe of the shoe. Chill the shoes on a plate in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or so to firm them up. Frost the cupcakes and top each one with a pair of shoes. Ladybug Cupcakes. You'll need: Pound cake or other loaf- Instructions: Youll Need shaped cake 1 cupcake 1. Ice the cupcake.
RedChocolate frosting frosting 1 chocolate Ladyfingers 2. Carefully cut the chocolate wafer into two wings, then use a writing tip wafer Chocolate wafer cookies Black whip licorice to cover them with dots. Support the wings with blobs of frosting on Sugar the edges of the cupcake. Insert the liquorice antennae into the gumdrop head. Much like mini helicopters, these colorful insects are most often found hovering alongside streams and ponds.
Or, in the case of this candy variety, sweetly perched atop a batch of cup- cakes. You'll need: Instructions: Pound cake or other loaf- Youll Need 1. Frostshaped cake the cupcakes. Batch of cupcakes Chocolate frosting White frosting 2. Cut the Sour Punch Straws into 2-inch lengths and place one length Ladyfingers atop each cupcake forcookies the dragonfly bodies.
Green 4. Arrange fourtoothpicks Swedish Fish candies behind each dragonfly head to re- semble two sets of wings. Spring Flower Cupcakes. Topped with vibrant red candy blossoms, these cupcakes make a great pick for a fairy party. You'll need: Pound cake Youll Needor other loaf- shaped cake cupcakes Instructions: Batch of baked Chocolate frosting White butter cream frosting Ladyfingers 1. Frost the cupcakes. Swedish Fish candies Chocolate Yellow wafer cookies Dots candies 2.
Gently press a yellow Dots candy onto the center of each cupcake to Sugar stick it in place. Gumdrops 3. Then simply press seven Swedish Fish flower petals around each of the Green toothpicks flower centers. Squirts Turtle Cakes. When Squirt meets Marlin and finds out how determined the clownfish is to find his son, the young sea turtle's immediate response is "You rock! FrostChocolate frosting the cupcakes. For each cupcake, Chocolate slice wafer off and discard the bottom half of a red gum- cookies dies drop. Place Sugar the gumdrop top on the center of a Gummy Ring to create Gumdrop candies red and a turtle shell.
Set the shell atop the cupcake, pressing down slightly to Gumdrops green Green stick it in place. For fins, slice a Spearmint Leaves candy in half. Then use an oval fon- Wooden kitchen skewer or dant cutter to cut each half into two pieces, as shown. Use the outer toothpick pieces for the front fins and the inner pieces for the hind fins.
For the head, use a kitchen skewer or toothpick to poke eyeholes in the sides of a green gumdrop. Then press a mini chocolate chip into each hole, using a dab of white icing to help hold it in place. Set the head in place, again pressing down slightly so that it sticks to the frosting. Handy Manny Capcakes. Handy Manny's famous red and white baseball cap becomes a sweet treat when it's constructed of a mini-cupcake nestled on top of larger cupcake.
You'll need: Pound Youllcake Needor other loaf- shaped cake baked Instructions: 12 mini-cupcakes, Chocolate from frosting your favourite recipe 1. Remove cupcake liners from the mini-cupcakes and place them, bottom Ladyfingers 12 regular cupcakes, baked Chocolate wafer recipe cookies -up, on waxed paper. Frost the bottom and sides of the mini-cupcakes from your favourite Sugar with red and white decorator icing, Frost half the cupcake white and Red decorator's icing Gumdrops White decorator's icing half red, to create the look of a baseball cap.
Place a red cinnamon 1 cup Green caketoothpicks frosting candy in the center of each cap.
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While placing frosted caps in the refrigerator to firm them up, top regu- lar-sized cupcakes with the frosting of your choice -- we used vanilla. Pre- school step: This is a fun job for preschoolers. Let them use a small spatula -- whipped frostings are light and easy to spread. Use red decorator's icing to pipe a red half circle on top of the frosted cupcake -- this will be the bill of Manny's cap. Remove the caps from the refrigerator and place them, bottoms-up, on top of the larger cupcakes. Be sure to line the white side of the cap with the edge of the red half-circle, creating a hat with a bill -- just like Manny's.
East Sides Bake Sale. Wondering what to contribute to the classroom bake sale this year? Here's an idea inspired by East High's star basketball players that makes a lot of cents. Just whip up a batch of your favourite cupcakes and have your child help top them with numbers worn by his or her school's athletes. You can either pipe on the digits using tubes of deco- rator's frosting, or shape them out of marzipan like the ones shown here.
First you'll need to tint the marzipan to match one of the school col- frosting baking aisle at the grocery Ladyfingers ors. Start with a 2-inch ball and press your finger into the center to store Chocolate create a small wafer cookies well. Insert food coloring into the well and knead the Food coloring preferably Sugar marzipan to evenly distribute the color.
Repeat until you have the de- paste Gumdrops sired hue. Paper or parchment paper Green toothpicks Rolling pin 2. White frosting. Help your child shape the strips into numbers, working on a clean piece of paper. Don't be shy about folding a strip or piecing together short strips, if a digit requires it.
Marzipan, like clay, is easy to mold. To make the number 3, for example, first form the upper curve; then fold the strip back on itself and form the lower curve. For the number 4, simply fit together and layer shorter strips. In both cases, finish by trimming any ragged edges with a kitchen knife. Frost the cupcakes, tinting the frosting first if you need to create a second color other than white. Then transfer the numbers to the cupcake tops. If the marzipan has softened too much to handle, chill it for a few minutes. Baloo Cupcakes. No birthday celebration would be complete without cake.
In fact, you could say it's a bare necessity. Topped with candy bears that resemble the beloved Baloo from Jungle Book, these cupcakes have you covered. Youll Need Instructions: Cupcakes Frosting 1. You'll need: Small white cake Pound gumdrops or other loaf- 2. For each bear, slice off the bottom and top of a small white gumdrop.
Crowsshaped candies cake small black or gumdrops Reserve the midsection and discard the other pieces. Chocolate frosting Large black gumdrops Ladyfingers 3. Next, slice the top off of a Crows candy and press it onto the top of the Mini chocolate chips Chocolate wafer cookies reserved piece of white gumdrop to create the bear's muzzle and nose.
Wooden Sugar kitchen skewer or toothpick 4. Press the muzzle against the side of a large black gumdrop to create the Gumdrops Green toothpicks head. Use a kitchen skewer or toothpick to poke eyeholes in the head. Slice off and discard the very bottom of a Crows candy to create a sticky surface. Then slice the candy in half from the top down to create a pair of ears. Stick the ears to the head. For a neck, slice the top off another large black gumdrop, and then set the head on top of the cut surface. Place the assemble bear head atop a frosted cupcake, pressing it down slightly to stick it in place.
Spaghetti and Meatballs. Tramp is quick to come to the little cocker spaniel's rescue. First he brings her to the zoo where a beaver chews through the leather to free her. Then, he takes her out for a romantic dinner at his favourite Italian restaurant. Piled with a generous serving of sweet spaghetti and candy meatballs, these saucy cupcakes are certain to score points on Valentine's Day.
You'll need: Pound cake or other loaf- Instructions: Youll Need shaped cake Batch of baked cupcakes 1. Working with frosting Chocolate one cupcake at a time, first spread the top with a thin Vanilla butter cream frosting coating of butter cream frosting. Ladyfingers Butter knife Chocolate 2. Dust your handswafer withcookies powdered sugar. Drape the spa- Powdered sugar onto ghetti Greenthetoothpicks cupcake, curling and looping it just like the real thing.
Round chocolate candies, such Continue shaping and adding more strands of fondant spaghetti until the as malt balls, Junior Caramels, cupcake is topped with a good "serving". Use the pastry brush to seedless raspberry jam spread the sauce over the noodles. Whisk Small bowl Top each serving of spaghetti and sauce with a few chocolate meatballs. You'll need: Pound cake Youll or other loaf- Instructions: Need shaped cake 1. Frost the cupcake and sprinkle on the cookie crumbs for dirt. Use a Chocolate frosting 1 cupcake Ladyfingers small knife to make holes for the worms.
If there's one undersea resident that's well armed to stir up some Hal- loween mischief, it's the unscrupulous sea witch Ursula. Well here's a fun trick that turns the table on this menacing Octopian -- a cupcake decorating technique that proves octopuses can be super sweet. Frost frosting the cupcakes. Buttercream frosting Ladyfingers Round lollipops 2. For each octopus, Chocolate waferinsert the stick of a lollipop into the center of a cookies cupcake so that the candy rests just above the frosting if the stick is Gummy worms Sugar Kitchen scissors too long, trim it first. Gumdrops Toothpick Green 3.
Use toothpicks the kitchen scissors to snip two gummy worms in half to create Mini chocolate chips four equal lengths. Then carefully snip each piece in half lengthwise to end up with eight legs. Press the tops of the legs into the frosting around the lollipop and arrange the ends so that they curve and dangle over the edge of the cupcake.
For eyes, use the tip of a toothpick to place two small blobs of frosting at the base of the lollipop and then press in two mini chocolate chips, tips down. Sebastian Cupcakes. Sebastian keeps the undersea kingdom jamming with catchy Caribbean tunes. He's also Ariel's constant companion when she ventures onto land to seek her prince. Little Mermaid fans will be thrilled to see their favorite crustacean in cupcake form.
Create a crowd of these cuties for your next "Under the Sea"-themed birthday party. You'll need: Pound cake Youll or other loaf- Need Instructions: shaped Cupcakes, cake from your fa- baked vorite recipe frosting Chocolate 1. Place marzipan in a bowl and add a few dollops of red gel food color- Ladyfingers Blue cake frosting ing.
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Knead the food coloring into the marzipan to incorporate. You can Marzipan, store wafer Chocolate boughtcookies wear rubber gloves to keep food coloring off hands, or wash hands im- Sugar Red gel food coloring mediately after mixing. Gumdrops White fondant, store bought 2. Frost the cupcakes with blue frosting and set aside Green toothpicks Red candy melts 3.
Pinch off a piece of red marzipan and roll it into a small oval. Roll a Black confetti sprinkles tiny piece of marzipan into a snake and cut it into two equally sized Red decorator icing pieces. The oval will be Sebastian's head. The two small snakes will form Rubber gloves optional Sebastian's lips. Press the lips to the bottom of the oval head. Roll two small white fondant balls for eyes. Press the fondant eyes right above Sebastian's mouth.
Add black confetti pupils and roll two small teardrop shapes from the Marzipan for Sebastian's claws. Place a candy melt in the center of the cupcake as Sebastian's shell. Add his head and claws. Finally, draw on legs and connect claws to his body with the red decorator icing.
Serve cupcakes on a plate covered with brown sugar "sand. Need a cool and creepy treat to wrap up your Halloween party menu? Here's one that features a special famous guest mummified in sweet marshmallow strips. Working atop frosting wax paper dusted with confectioners sugar, use a roll- Batch of baked cupcakes Ladyfingers ing pin to flatten a bunch of marshmallows.
Bake Sale Pricing?? Thread starter rszdtrvl Start date Dec 6, Joined Jan 10, What would you price : Cookies regular size Popcorn Cake like a rice krispy treat but with popcorn and gumdrops Cupcakes I was thinking about putting them on a plate, however many for what price?? I am so confused about pricing. I want them to be priced to sell! The bazaar is on the 18th, so I do have a bit of time to figure stuff out and make more ornaments. Joined Jun 5, Church fundraiser bake sales, we've always had the best luck doing "free will offerings" Depending on the "cause" folks will put in a few bucks for a treat or two.
As soon as you "price it" it becomes more price concious, if that makes sense. What we do is usually no written prices, just free will offering, advertising big the benefector Joined Sep 22, This really doesn't help for your question but is a little idea for you if you're brave. Every Christmas the animal welfare group I work with has a bake sale - it's this Saturday actually!
For the past several years we have not set any prices. It is simply by donation only and we make a lot more money than we used to. Something to consider that is working well for us. Joined Jan 24, Who is buying? For the high School where it is the students buying we do everything is 50 cents. Joined Aug 6, Hannathy said:.