Captain America gets cozy with Hello Kitty Cupcakes~ These fun themed fondant cupcakes maybe eye candy for kids, but are not so sweet for eating.
Today marks the end of my birthday marathon and I’m absolutely exhausted. Although I can’t complain, especially since this last party was my little guy’s second birthday party in which we did the family celebration at a park. He had a dual party with his absolutely adorable cousin Hayli.
I don’t usually throw family pics in but, seriously, how cute are those two? And of course they requested special birthday cakes, but I’m not real adept at decorating large cakes. Ahem, ever wonder why I always do minis?
Overwhelmed by the idea of doing two large cakes to meet what they wanted, I settled on cupcakes. Being that kids are not real fans of fondant, I only made a few with it then finished the rest of the cupcakes with just some regular buttercream frosting.
And since I only made a few of each, I used ready-made fondant from Wilton. Pssst . . . I have made homemade fondant once and it was-um, a total fail. But if you know me, you know I’m not one to give-up. And now that I have tasted Wilton’s fondant the determination to make homemade has been fast tracked.
This maybe baking suicide, but I’m not a fan of Wilton products. I use a few Wilton tips, their pastry bags and the mini brownie bite mold, but other than that I’ve been under impressed with their quality.
Since I didn’t love Wilton’s fondant and I used a yellow box cupcake mix as requested-I have no recipe.
My only note this time is asking for your help and letting me know if you have a baking brand you use. I would love to know what you prefer or use i.e. Nordicware, Chicago Metallic, Ateco or is it a little bit of everything.
I am excited to share that I will be co-hosting a “Sweet Treats” class on the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections. I would love for you to participate.
Here’s are the details:
When: Wednesday, March 9, at 1 p.m. ET
Where: TheMotherhood – online class will be held here
Registeration: Click here for the registration page to all the Cooking Connections classes
Class: “Sweet Treats,” and it is hosted by Julie Mastbrook (Mommie Cooks) and Kristen Doyle (Dine and Dish). We all will be sharing our best resources for finding sweets; sweet snack suggestions and recipes for when we’re craving just a taste of sugar; and dessert recipes with kid-friendly instructions and cleanup, so your children can help you whip up delicious creations!
It’s going to be a blast! I hope to see you there!
Check out the awesome line-up of co-hosts:
- Bridget Edwards, Bake at 350
- Cate O’Malley, Sweetnicks
- Cheryl Sousan, TidyMom
- Dennis Littley, More than a Mountfull
- Faith Gorsky, An Edible Mosaic
- Kaitlin Flannery, Whisk Kid
- Kim Kopp, Quit Eating Out
- Kristan Roland, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
- Monet Moutrie, Anecdotes and Apple Cores
- Naomi Robinson, Bakers Royale
- Rebecca Spivack, Let It Marinate
- Robyn Stone, Add a Pinch