I love making fun treats for holidays but I am completely useless when it comes to decorating cakes. Isn’t the icing supposed to be eaten out of the tub with your fingers right? Maybe that’s just me! These Easter cupcakes were fun to make and I made a complete fool of myself in Walmart when I realized I could use wafer cookies for the carrot I gasped and high tailed it to the cookie aisle. The poor people in the candy aisle must have thought I was nuts. If only the could have seen these awesome Easter treats!
- Gather your materials. You will need cupcakes, icing (any type will do), orange wafer cookies (vanilla), and edible Easter grass.
- Start by making your cupcakes. I am so not a baker. Mine come from a box more often than not. Have your kids help.
- Cut your wafers in half and then cut the corners off.
- Carefully slide edible Easter grass into the top of the wafer.
- Bake and cool the cupcakes.
- Press a carrot in the middle.
- Enjoy your Easter cupcakes!
Need a healthier treat? Try these Frozen Smoothie Easter Eggs
Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes by Pablo Cartaya and Martin Howard. I hate writing bad reviews because I think even bad books can be some child’s favorite. This may be my daughter’s favorite, but it doesn’t mean it’s well written. This book had great intentions, creating characters who are cupcakes and our heroine Tina is one without a topping. This is only an issue because she wants to compete in a topping pageant. You might guess by the title that she wins it. I was hoping that there was some twist or depth but no, she finds her topping and wins. That’s it. The writers were too ambitious and the book just didn’t work.
The artwork by Kristen Richards was marvelous. Scrumptious even! I think it was the super cute illustrations that prompted my daughter to crawl to the book (yes, crawl for the 1st time ever). So while I hate giving it a bad review, other than making me really really hungry for cupcakes, it just didn’t do it for me or my son. I am going to copy the recipes in the back for cupcakes and icing before returning it to the library.
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