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Easter Goodies: Bunny Cupcakes

Easter may still be a few weeks away, but it is always nice to plan ahead. I love to bake, especially at the holidays. Recently we have been so busy that if I do not plan ahead I will never have time to accomplish anything, thank you baseball season! So I am looking ahead and planning out my Easter to-do’s now. I have already found egg dying tutorials that both my kids and I are excited to try, I have ideas for Easter Baskets, and I have found the perfect (and simple!) Bunny Cupcakes for Easter Day.

Thank you Pillsbury for making my life simple! I try to bake form scratch on most occasions, but with both kids in baseball and school it makes it that much harder to accomplish everything. Especially since the family is attending a wedding out of town in March. This recipe is easy to follow, allows me to not worry about too many instructions, and it is simple enough the kids can help me out.

Bunny cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) package Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Premium Cake Mix
  • Additional ingredients to prepare cake mix per package instructions
  • 2 containers Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® White Frosting
  • 24 marshmallows
  • Pink decorator sugar
  • 24 miniature jelly beans (select your favorite colors)
  • 48 black sugar pearl sprinkles

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS

  • Step 1 – Prepare cake mix according to package instructions using water, oil and eggs to make 24 cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • Step 2 – Place frosting in large decorating bag fitted with round tip with wide round opening. Pipe a 1 3/4-inch diameter mound of frosting on top of each cupcake.
  • Step 3 – Cut each marshmallow in half diagonally into 2 pieces. Dip cut side of each piece into pink sugar to coat. Place on cupcakes, sugar side up, to resemble ears.
  • Step 4 – Insert one jelly bean into each frosting mound to create noses. Use clean tweezers to place black sprinkles to create eyes.

Once you are done you can enjoy your delicious and adorable looking bunny cupcakes. I know we will!

The Best Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is a time to have fun and be a little crazy. That can mean dressing up as your favorite character, becoming a monster, ghost, or goon, or eating a LOT of goodies. Goodies come in all shapes and sizes during October. Candy is a huge deal, but have you ever tried cupcakes? Now cupcakes can be difficult to handout to trick-or-treaters, so we are not suggesting that. However, if you plan a Halloween party every year, hand out treats at school, or just enjoy a treat at home with your kids cupcakes are the perfect treat medium.

Heather at Chickabug, has a list of the 30 cutest cupcakes for Halloween. From ghosts and bats to zombie brains and pumpkins the list goes on and on. Cupcakes can be more than just a great treat, they can be art. Some of the cupcakes highlighted at Chickabug are indeed art. They feature incredible colors, pieces of candy, and details that almost make us not want to eat them they are so incredibly cool looking. We did say almost, after all, they are cake.

Best Halloween Cupcakes

If you are planning to create some incredibly cool works of art for stuffing your face with this Halloween we highly suggest checking out the list of 30 great cupcakes from Chickabug. They all look so incredibly cool, we do not know how you will choose only one. We are definitely interested in the Chocolate bat Cupcakes. Anything that has that much chocolate has got to be good, and the bats will definitely impress my kids. Enjoy your treats!

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Be sure to check out Heather’s other great blogs when you are at Chickabug!

Lego Birthday Party: Perfect Party Ideas

Little boys love Legos; they can have hours of fun with those little square and rectangular pieces building and destroying their own little worlds. So it is no wonder that the toy is one of the most popular ideas when it comes to birthday themes amongst little boys. Who wouldn’t want a birthday party that is based solely on your favorite pastime? Well you may think as a Mom that it can be very difficult to come up with some great ideas for a Lego birthday party, but the ideas are actually quite endless. You can create incredible foods, games, cakes, and you always have an easy go to choice for party favors. So if you have a little man that wants his next birthday to be a Lego party, or if you have a little man that needs some great ideas for his next birthday party check out these great ideas now and get that brain of yours ready to build the best party yet!

If you need some craft materials to help you get started, you can use these Crayola Coupons here

Lego Party Ideas:

1. Invites are an easy build. Simply gather your son’s favorite colors in construction paper and begin by folding cards, about 5X7 in size. Take the same color construction paper and cut circles about an inch in diameter. Then use some double sided tape to secure them to the front of the card. Then just use your computer or hand print little “Lego” labels over the circles. Now you can tape a print out invite inside the folded paper with your invite info! Voila! Lego invites. 

2. Party Favor Bags can be created in a very similar way. Use more of your construction paper circles to create Legos on plain colored gift bags. 

3. Decorations are a breeze when you use your imagination, and your printer. Here is a great document that has a Lego font to create a “Happy Birthday” sign. Here are some “Lego Labels” that can be used on napkins and cups, and finally some little “Lego Straw Heads” to place on each straw for an added little Lego decoration. Each child will love picking out their own face for their straw, and it will also help them to know which cup is theirs! 

4. Sweet Treats are a must at any birthday party. So of course you have to splurge a little. You can create marshmallow Lego pops with some large and small marshmallows, yellow candy melts, and black royal icing. Simply get a lollipop stick and put a large marshmallow on it, then place a mini marshmallow on top of the large marshmallow. Then dip the whole thing in the melted yellow candy melt. Wait for it to dry then use royal icing to draw face on the Lego heads. 

5. Cupcakes are a great alternative to a cake. Simply use your favorite cupcake recipe and frost the cupcake with frosting. Place them in some brightly colored cupcake wrappers which you can find at any craft store, or make your own. Then use some fondant, which is available at all craft stores, and roll out a bright color, use a sharp knife or trimmer to create little square pieces. Then use the fondant to create little balls and place them on top of the square to create a Lego effect. 

6. Games are fun and you can never go wrong with a piñata. You can find a great Lego one at the party store or use this great tutorial FromtheFencePost

Now you have an incredible start to the best built party your little many could ever hope for!