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Create the Perfect Piñata Cupcakes for a Fiesta

August 10, 2018

So these Pinata Cupcakes are my new favorite food! See how easy it is to create this Pinata Cupcake recipe for Cinco De Mayo or a fun Southwestern party. Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayoThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Are you throwing a party that requires some festive imagination? I love these fiesta party supplies by My Minds Eye. Customize your colors of fondant on your Pinata Cupcakes and they’ll be the hit of the party. Create matching water bottle tags to serve alongside and people will think your creativity has peaked!Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo

Supplies

How do I make Pinata Cupcakes?

Pinata Cupcakes are more about the topper than anything. You want to fill them with any candy you’d like but ones that have a type of shell coating on them. Fill these with Nerds, M&M’s, Skittles, Reese’s Pieces – the possibilities of fillings for your pinata cupcakes are endless.

I like to start with an easy store-bought mix that is inexpensive. Make sure you leave them unfrosted until you put your candies in them. Cut a small hole about the diameter of a nickel, and then fill the middle using a spoon. Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo

Next, you’ll make your buttercream by mixing the butter, milk and powdered sugar. Whip it to a fluffy consistency and then frost your cupcakes. Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo You’ll want a biscuit cutter that is the same diameter as your cupcake, so about 2″. Cut four circles of each color then slice them horizontally to make lines and then cut small fringe details in your pinata cupcakes.Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo Just use your colors in varying patterns and the homemade pinata cupcakes and serve for the best fiesta ever!Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo

Piñata Cupcakes
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Perfect for a Cinco De Mayo party or any fiesta you're going to throw, these Pinata Cupcakes are sure to be the perfect addition.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinco de mayo recipe, cupcake, fiesta recipe, pinata cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 2-3 oz. pastel yellow fondant
  • 2-3 oz. pastel pink fondant
  • 2-3 oz. pastel green fondant
  • 2-3 oz. pastel blue fondant
  • ½ cup mini candies
  • ½ stick butter softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Roll each of your fondant pieces so that they’re each about ¼ of an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter about the same size as the top of your cupcakes, cut 3 circles of each circle.
  2. We used a fondant mat to facilitate the next step, but you can also line your working surface with wax paper. Using a paring knife, cut each circle into 4 strips. Then, on the bottom of each strip, cut out little tassels.
  3. Using your paring knife, cut out the center top off each cupcake. Fill with candies and place the top back on.
  4. In a stand mixer, beat butter, sugar and milk until smooth. Place the buttercream in a piping bag and frost each cupcake.

Create the perfect piñata cupcakes for your next southwestern party or Cinco De Mayo. #pinatafood #mexicanparty #cincodemayo

Birthday Parties - Desserts - Movies

Winnie the Pooh Cupcakes

July 30, 2018

Celebrate the release of Christopher Robin by creating these easy Winnie The Pooh cupcakes. Have the perfect Disney birthday party by creating these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes. #disneyfood #birthdayparty #winniethepooh This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I grew up watching Winnie the Pooh and Piglet was always my favorite character. Next to Piglet, Pooh was a close second. I cannot wait to see the new Christopher Robin movie that will be released on August 3, 2018. I’ll be a mother of a 13-year-old by that point so the movie will be a good way for me to release tears.Have the perfect Disney birthday party by creating these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes. #disneyfood #birthdayparty #winniethepooh

Supplies

Making these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes was incredibly easy. I like to use some brown cupcake liners. These ones I’ve linked to above are especially great because they don’t leave any grease marks. You can also use the red ones I made them in. Make sure they are lined by a foil liner so that the grease doesn’t seep out.Just use your favorite chocolate cupcakes. You can use store-bought or make some using your favorite mix. Just double the ingredients for the fondant toppers below to make enough for one chocolate cake mix box.

Frost your cupcakes with the buttercream. You can also buy store-bought frosting and perhaps even color it yellow to match the yellow fondant.

Roll out your yellow fondant and cut them into 2″ circles. Roll small balls of the yellow fondant for his ears and a larger ball for his nose. To get your ears to stick to the face, brush a light amount of water on the back and then adhere it to the face. Have the perfect Disney birthday party by creating these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes. #disneyfood #birthdayparty #winniethepoohUse your #7 Wilton tip and create the face. Use the #6 Wilton tip to create Winnie the Pooh’s eyebrows. Place the face on top of the buttercream frosting and serve.

Winnie the Pooh Cupcake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Celebrate the new Christopher Robin movie by making these amazing Winnie the Pooh cupcakes.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake, disney recipe, Winnie the Pooh
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 12 chocolate cupcakes
  • 8 oz yellow fondant
  • cornstarch for dusting
  • 2" round cookie cutter
  • bowl of water and paintbrush
Frosting
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • black pre-made frosting
Instructions
  1. Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and dust your working surface with a thin layer of cornstarch. Roll your fondant to be about ¼ of an inch thick and use your cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.

  2. Next, roll spheres about one inch in diameter, you’ll need twelve of these. Flatten them out and shape them into ovals.

  3. Roll 24 smaller spheres and shape them to look like Pooh’s ears (flat and pointed at one end).

  4. Using a stand mixer, beat butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Use an offset spatula to frost each of your cupcakes.

  5. Assemble your fondant pieces: place your flat oval in the center of your large fondant circle. You can brush water on back of the oval so that it sticks onto the circle.

  6. Using Wilton tip #7, draw Pooh’s nose and eyes with black frosting. Switch to Wilton tip #6 and draw on his eyebrows.

  7. Place Pooh’s face on each cupcake and apply his ears (brush the back of each ear with water to secure it on his face).

Recipe Notes

Use a small cup instead of a cookie cutter.

Birthday Parties - Desserts - Movies

Homemade Disney-Pixar Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats

June 15, 2018

I have waited 14 long years for the release of Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles II movie. I know every child is going to want to have an Incredibles Party this year so I created these Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Make your Incredibles Party pop with these easy Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. They pair perfectly with my Incredibles Oreos that I made a few weeks ago and just in time for the new Incredibles II movie release.

Supplies

Create these amazing Disney-Pixar Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. Perfect for an Incredibles party for any superhero. #DisneySMMC #Incredibles #DisneyFoodGather all your ingredients and set them aside. Melt together the butter and marshmallows and then remove from the heat. You can use your microwave as well but I like to make them on the stovetop. After you’ve melted the butter and marshmallows, add the cereal and the red food coloring. Give it a good mix and place them into an 8×8″ square pan. You can line it with parchment or use some non-stick vegetable oil spray. Making the I’s is something that I did with the Incredibles Oreo recipe. Just use some fondant and set them aside. You’ll want to spread the black icing just like the Incredibles Oreos and you’re more than welcome to just use yellow icing if you’re confident in your icing skills. That’s not something I am great at so I use the fondant.Create these amazing Disney-Pixar Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. Perfect for an Incredibles party for any superhero. #DisneySMMC #Incredibles #DisneyFood

5 from 1 vote
Create these amazing Disney-Pixar Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. Perfect for an Incredibles party for any superhero. #DisneySMMC #Incredibles #DisneyFood
The Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Create this perfect treat for any Incredibles Birthday Party or just celebrate the release of Disney Pixar's Incredibles II. I've waited 14 long years for this.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Disney Pixar, disney recipe, Incredibles, Rice Krispies
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 tbsp red gel food coloring
  • 4 oz yellow fondant
  • cornstarch for rolling
  • black buttercream
Instructions
  1. Line a square pan (8x8) with wax paper and set aside. In a medium-sized pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

  2. Add red food coloring and mix until completely colored. Add rice cereal into the mix and fold until cereal and marshmallow mixture are thoroughly combined.

  3. Evenly press the cereal treat mixture into your pan and allow to set.

  4. In the meantime, make fondant shapes. Roll out your yellow fondant so that it’s about ¼ an inch thick and cut out rectangular shapes, about an inch long and 1/3 of an inch wide. Cut one end of each rectangle at an angle.

    Using the end tip of a frosting tip, cut out mini circles.

  5. Cut each cereal treat into rectangles. Frost each one with a solid circle (on a slight angle) with your black buttercream. Decorate with your fondant pieces.

Create these amazing Disney-Pixar Incredibles Rice Krispie Treats. Perfect for an Incredibles party for any superhero. #DisneySMMC #Incredibles #DisneyFood

Birthday Parties - Desserts

Disney Pixar Incredibles II Oreo Cookies

May 29, 2018

Who’s excited to see the new Incredibles II movie? I know I am and I can’t wait to see Jack Jack! This chocolate covered Oreos recipe is perfect for an Incredibles Party.
Disney/Pixar movies are as good as you can get. Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #PixarThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Incredibles II hits theaters June 15th and I’m really excited for Malakai to see it. I’ve always loved how the original Incredibles ended because it set up another story. I just didn’t think I’d have to wait this long to see the sequel. This chocolate covered Oreos recipe is perfect for your next Disney Incredibles party.Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #Pixar

Supplies

Begin by melting your chocolate melts in 30-second intervals. I like to use this method when I temper chocolate. Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #Pixar You’re going to begin by placing a fork into the middle of the Oreo. Dip it into your chocolate melts and then lay it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #Pixar Once your chocolate has melted onto your Oreos, use the premade black icing and create an oval for the background.Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #Pixar Roll out your yellow fondant and use cornstarch to prevent it from sticking to your countertop. You’re going to cut them into rectangles and then angle the top to have it look like the Incredibles i. Next, lay them on top of the black oval.Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #Pixar Use a small amount on to the back of the yellow M&M and place it on to your Oreo above the i. That’s it! It’s so easy to make this Incredibles Party Oreos.Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #Pixar

3.67 from 3 votes
Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos. #Incredibles #DSMMC #Disney #Pixar
Disney Pixar Incredibles Chocolate Covered Oreos
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Are your kids obsessed with The Incredibles? Plan the most awesome Incredibles Party with these chocolate covered Oreos.

Course: Dessert, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: disney recipe, Incredibles, Oreos, Pixar
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Red Candy Melts
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 12 Oreo Cookies
  • 2-4 oz yellow fondant
  • cornstarch for dusting
  • black decorating icing (store-bought)
  • 12 yellow M&M's
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave candy melts and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted.

  2. With the help of a fork, dip each Oreo cookie into melted candy and coat entirely. Place carefully on a lined baking sheet and allow to set.

  3. As the candy sets onto the Oreo, prepare yellow fondant shapes. Line a small square pan with wax paper. Lightly cover your work surface with cornstarch and roll out your fondant until they are about ¼ of an inch thick.

  4. Using kitchen scissors, cut out small rectangles, about 1.5 inches long. Then snip off the top at a diagonal.

  5. With your black icing, draw out a solid black oval, on a bit of an angle (you’ll want it to look as much as The Incredibles logo as possible). Stick on your yellow candy (this will act as the “I’s” dot and then your fondant shapes.

 

Birthday Parties - Desserts

Thor Cupcakes Recipe and Party Idea

May 17, 2018

Make these easy Thor Cupcakes all from an easy cake mix. Celebrate the AVENGERS: Infinity War movie release with these super cute cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Who has seen the new AVENGERS: Infinity War movie? Better question, who hasn’t? Thor was a huge part of the movie and so I decided to make these Thor cupcakes to go along with my Hulk Rice Krispie Treats or these easy Avengers Cupcake Toppers I made with my Cricut. These Thor cupcakes are incredibly easy to make. Just use store-bought Red Velvet cake mix and follow the directions on the box to make them. One box should yield 24 cupcakes. Allow them to cool completely before adding any frosting or decorations. 
Mix your butter, powdered sugar, milk and cocoa powder together using an electric mixer or hand mixer. Beat until it is smooth and then add in your red gel food coloring. Having gel food coloring is important because it is intense in the color and the taste is almost non-existent. When you have red food coloring, sometimes it tastes metallic but I like the gel food coloring because you can’t taste it and it takes less of the coloring to get the color you want. Use a piping bag and a star tip to get the grooves when piping. I like to place my piping bag into a cup before I load up the frosting. It helps make it more stable and I’m able to keep the top of my bag clean. Next, you’ll make the top of Thor’s hammer for the cupcake topper. Use some fondant, mix in 2 drops of black gel food coloring and soften it by playing with it in your hands. The heat from your hands will make the fondant moldable. You may want to wear gloves so the gel color doesn’t stain your hands. Mold them into rectangles and lay them to the side. Mix the silver
lustre dust with some water or vodka and paint Thor’s hammer to get them shiny. Next, break the pretzel sticks into the desired size of the base of the hammer and place them inside the middle of the fondant hammer. Place it on top of your cupcake and now you’ve made the perfect Thor cupcakes.

5 from 2 votes
Create these amazing Thor Cupcakes from store-bought cupcake mix and some fondant. #avengers #birthdayparty #thor #cupcakes
Thor Cupcakes

Create these amazing Thor cupcakes for your next Avengers party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avengers, cupcake
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix + Ingredients to make them
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 7-8 drops red gel food coloring
  • 24 mini pretzel sticks
  • 4-6 ounces white fondant
  • 2 drops black gel food coloring
  • 3-5 tbsp cornstarch
  • silver food luster dust
Instructions
  1. Prepare your red velvet mix according to the box’s directions (they usually yield 24 cupcakes). Allow to cool on rack before decorating.

  2. Using a stand mixer, start beating butter and slowly add confectioners’ sugar. Add milk and mix on high until your buttercream has formed. In terms of consistency, you’ll want it to form stiff peaks.

  3. Add cocoa and red food coloring to the buttercream and continue mixing on high until it is completely colored. Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake.

  4. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll your fondant into ½ inch spheres (you’ll want to make 24 of them) and then shape into rectangles. Place each one on lined baking sheet. (You will want to dust your fingers with cornstarch once in a while to prevent them from sticking on your hands)

  5. Brush each fondant piece with silver luster. Insert a pretzel stick at the bottom of each one (you may have to break off a piece of the pretzel stick if they are too long). Place carefully on each cupcake.

Desserts - Movies - Party Time

DIY Hulk Rice Krispie Treats

April 16, 2018

Prepare for the release of AVENGERS: Infinity War with these super cute and easy Hulk Rice Krispie Treats. Make them for a birthday party or just to enjoy a movie screening.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Supplies –

Follow the recipe and instruction below from the recipe card. It’s super easy. Just make a batch of Rice Krispie treats and color them green. This post shows how easy it is.Allow them to set and cut into rectangles. If you’re using the recommended 9×9” pan, you should get about 6 treats. Melt your coating chocolate with the coconut oil. The coconut oil will make the coating chocolate a great shine. If you don’t have it, don’t worry about it. Dip one end into the purple and allow it to set.Dip the other end into the brown candy melts and then dip straight into the brown Jimmie sprinkles. Use your black food gel and create the eyebrows by drawing straight lines pointing inward to each other. Use the same gel and add them to the candy eyes and adhere them on the Hulk Rice Krispie Treats. These are the perfect treat to have for an Avenger party or even your biggest Hulk fan. I can’t wait for Avengers: Infinity War to be released into theaters.[recipe id=”6088″]

Birthday Parties - Desserts - Party Time - Recipes

Easy Thor Cupcakes

April 12, 2018

Create these easy Thor Cupcakes to create the perfect Avenger birthday party.

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Hulk Rice Krispie Treats

The cutest addition to a Hulk or Avengers birthday party. Create these easy Hulk Rice Krispie Treats today!

Hulk Rice Krispie Treats