Movie Trolls – Cupcake Poppy Cake

What an awesome idea for those who have a little one who absolutely loves Poppy from the movie Trolls. Lay cupcakes as shown. A 8 inch diameter cake pan was used for the face. Here fondant is used on two cupcakes (ears) and for the 8 inch diameter cake used for the face. I am not a fondant lover so I would use buttercream icing for the face, eyes, nose, band and flowers. The hair was done with buttercream. Makes an awesome cake and easy to divide up for all the little (and big) kids at the party.

Icing On The Cake – Different Styles

icing a cake treatment treatments finishes finish1st: ice the cake and make random 1/2 swirls  with a tip of a spoon and rotate them as you go

2nd: ice the cake and use a fork and run the tips of prongs into icing to make squiggle/straight lines (squiggle is more forgiving)

3rd: ice cake and use tip of spoon and  dig little trenches going around the edge and random on top

4th: ice cake and use a butter knife tip and drag it from bottom to top around edge and from edge into the center on top

Now you never have to worry about making the icing all nice and smooth (which will give you a quick headache). Use these designs with butter cream or any soft icings like cool whip icing. I hope you enjoy!

St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky Charms” Cupcakes

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Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 box white cake mix
3 eggs
¾ cup sour cream
¾ cup milk
1/3 vegetable oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup finely crushed Lucky Charms
(cereal pieces only, no marshmallows)
25 drops green food coloring

Marshmallow Buttercream
4 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
1 (13 oz) container marshmallow fluff

Optional: Green sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pans with liners.
In a large bowl blend cake mix, eggs, sour cream, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.

Mix in drops of green food coloring until desired color is achieved.
Mix in finely crushed Lucky Charms crumbs until combined.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with batter and bake 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.
Take cupcakes out and let cool completely.

In a medium bowl beat room temperature butter with an electric mixer.

Add two cups of the powdered sugar, the vanilla, and the marshmallow fluff and mix until smooth. Continue to add the powdered sugar, a half cup at a time, mixing between each addition.
Pipe onto each cooled cupcake. Top with green sprinkles and a Lucky Charms marshmallow
(do not top with Lucky Charm marshmallow until ready to eat).

Tip: Marshmallow buttercream may become difficult to mix.
If it becomes too stiff, stop adding powdered sugar and finish mixing by hand.
–The Lucky Charms will get mushy and loose their crispness if they remain on top of the frosting too long before eating.

Sheep Cupcakes

74581_372032812892728_829777580_nBack chocolate cupcakes and ice in white butter cream. While icing is still very tacky stick marshmallows all over the top. Top with a black licorice gumdrop (or  use grape). You might need a toothpick to hold this on since it is heavier then the marshmallows. Add licorice for ears and tail (licorice ropes or sticks cut down to size). Pipe eyes on and make impressions for the nose. Nice treat.