I saw some great cupcakes featured online that I knew I had to try.
Since April Fools Day fell on a Friday they were perfect to bring for a fun dessert for the kids at my parent's Friday night dinner.
My girls were super excited to try it out!
They were ultra easy to decorate thanks to the clever use of candies. They were so easy that at least 1/2 the decorating could be done by my little girls (ages 4 and 6) with minimal direction from me, a huge bonus since my girls really wanted it to be "their" joke.
These would be fun anytime!
So without further ado, here are our creations~
"Spaghetti and Meatballs"
Piped butter cream icing(we used a plastic bag with the corner snipped) a bit of thinned strawberry jam for the sauce and a Ferraro Roche for the meatball
"Mashed potatoes with gravy and butter "
"Popcorn" and "Peas and Carrots"
The peas and carrots are surprisingly convincing! The kids kept asking if we put real vegetables on them! My only problem was coming up with enough green Runts to use as "peas". I might look for other options when I do it next time since I really don't relish buying 6 boxes of Runts to make a dozen cupcakes (I managed 3 with one box, but ideally I would have made 2 and covered them more). The carrots are just orange Starburst cut into quarters. As my aunt said, the carrots are so convincing they make the peas look even more real! The cupcakes were iced with green icing before placing the "veggies" on top.
They were loved by kids and grown-ups alike!