Friday, July 23, 2010

Clown Cupcakes


My niece turned 4 this month (wow, time flies), and she has been kind of in to clowns lately. I knew right when I saw these cupcakes, I was going to make them for her when she came visit. I saw them in a taste of home magazine that I suckered hubs into buying for me at the grocery store. You know, those short magazines with all the recipes at the checkout line?? Yep, that magazine. At least I can now say I made ONE recipe out of that magazine. Little did I know, they have nearly all the same recipes online. <~~~Free! Well she's coming in this weekend with my mom and dad and cousins to have one big birthday celebration for her, my 2 cousins, and hubs! They all share summer birthdays fairly close to each other. I got started yesterday making my clown cupcakes. Here's what I used: Cake Mix and all the fixings to make cupcakes. White Icing Party Size M&Ms for the buttons Twizzlers Pull&Peel for the hair and mouth Sugar cones for the hat Red & Yellow 'Easy Squeeze' Cake decorating icing Plastic decorating 'tips' to put on the decorating icing While your cupcakes are baking, take out your sugar cones and a pair of scissors. Cut off about 2 inches from the wider part to make a smaller hat. (This part is kind of tricky because it breaks so easily.) Make it as straight as the bottom as you can so it will stand alone. *Taste of Home won't tell you this but...it's okay to bite off a little at the ends to make it even. ;)

Once you have all of your cones cut, then take out your decorative icing and smear it all over the cone. It's okay to get messy, you will. I tried to balance it on my finger the best I could. You can leave a little at the bottom without icing because it will be covered up later anyway. Add M&Ms for buttons down the middle. When finished, set them on wax paper (or foil if you don't have any wax paper) to dry.

When your cupcakes are finished take them out and let them cool. Once they have cooled completely spread on a little white icing.

After the icing, add a "party hat" to the cupcake at the top and press down just a little. Add 2 brown M&Ms for eyes, 1 red M&M for a nose, and several small Twizzlers for the hair and mouth. I just used scissors to cut the Twizzlers. Then, when feeling really crafty, add the decorator tip to the decorative icing and add little "stars" around the bottom of the hat and the sides of the cupcake.

And...............VOILA! Clown Cupcakes.
So easy, I can do it.

28 comments:

  1. You are such a wonderful aunt! The cupcakes are precious!

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  2. Thanks Kathryn! I really enjoyed making them! :) Maybe Maddy will need some one day ;)

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  3. I may steal these for my sister in law's birthday this week. They are just so darn cute!

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  4. You totally should!! They are fun to make...and I think your sister in law would love them! Post pictures!!! :)

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