Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cupcake-A-Thon

Does it get redundant to post pictures of cupcakes? Yes, I thought so too, but here you go anyway, all both of you.
My teammate is also a Mom at our school, and she volunteered with the PTA to collect used books to put towards the district's used book sale. The incentive for the classes was that the class in primary, and intermediate that brought in the most books would receive a special treat. If we do worse next year, I'll take it personally.
She's planning on going into each winning class to read a snippet from a familiar kid's book, and then serving up the cupcakes I made to match the theme.
Primary is going to read The Very Grouchy Ladybug

I googled "ladybug" cupcakes, and found a picture via google made with fondant. I don't know who did it, but I'm just saying-the idea isn't mine, and I didn't use fondant, but I'm OK with that.

By the way, I took a photo of this guy, and went to grab his 23 friends, and when I turned around he had flown off. I asked Max if he had seen him fly by, but Max was too busy licking his lips. Those ladybugs with their wings sure are tricky. I also remember anytime I make something with red or black icing how much I don't like making red or black icing. Even adding some powdered coloring to the gel color leaves a little bit of a strange taste. I recommend avoiding red and black, especially if I'll be involved in the mixing.
Next up are Intermediate's cupcakes. The book selected for this read aloud is How to Eat Fried Worms


I didn't need to google this, I've made enough 'dirt' dessert in my life, but I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to find a few million cupcakes on google that look exactly like this.

You needed to see this picture because as I was hunting down the ingredients for these and looking for green cupcake liners to look like grass for my ladybugs (I only found red), and then I 'needed' silver for the worms to get that 'frying pan feel' and I thought-there is not one person who is going to notice this, this is one of those things I do 'for me.' It's really all about me in the end. If you too have to make fried worm cupcakes, because I know they are in high demand-I only had to grind one row of Oreo's to make enough dirt for the worms...and I'd probably use chocolate icing next time. I wanted to pop an Oreo in the bottom of the liner and see how they baked up, but I was unsure of how many Oreos I need. Now I have to figure out what to do with those other two rows....hmmm. I also discovered that the silver liners bake a lot quicker than the paper liners, oops, the worms are a little crispy.

1 comments:

Brian and Ella said...

love it! too cute!! by the way, you can never have too many pictures of your creative cupcakes...keep'em coming! :)