Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Minecraft Birthday Party ... Minecraft Creeper Cupcakes

Today is Cole's 10th Birthday!  I wanted to surprise him at school with cupcakes for his friends.  Going with our Minecraft theme, I wanted to make Creeper Cupcakes.  I saw a version on Candy Bar Cupcakes that I took and ran with.


I started with a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe, I filled these cool brick square cupcake liners (found on Amazon).  I wanted a square cupcake so I found a square cupcake pan also on Amazon.


NGREDIENTS:
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.
2.In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
3.Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.



After the cupcakes had cooled I frosted them and added the fondant shapes.  I have learned that everytime I make my Sturdy Butter Cream Frosting and my Rolled Buttercream Fondant I have a ton left over.  Instead of throwing it away (yes I've done that before) I now freeze it.  

What you Need:
Square Cupcake Liners
Square Cupcakes
Frosting (colored green)
Fondant (colored black)
Square cookie Cutters (small and medium)

So today I pulled out my lefter over frosting and fondant and colored it the colors I wanted (using Wilton Icing Color).  I frosted the cupcakes Green.  I rolled my fondant using my small square cookie cutter I made the eyes.  For the mouth I cut a medium square, then took my small cookie cutter to cut the the top left and right and then the bottom middle.  I googled the creeper image and printed it out so I could reference it while I did mine.



These were actually easier then I thought, and I love how they turned out.

16 comments:

  1. Those are super cute. I will be doing something like that for my boys birthday party this summer.

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    1. You need any ideas, let me know :). These were so simple to make!

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  2. Very cool! I bet his class will love them! :-)

    Happy Birthday Cole! :-)

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    1. Thank you my friend!

      It sure looked like a hit!

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  3. Happy Birthday & Welcome to the Double-Digits, Cole!!!! :) Such fun cupcakes, Alexis!! My girls LOVE Minecraft so they'd go crazy over these!!

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    1. Thank you my dear friend!

      Oh yes it has become a huge hit in our house .. lol

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  4. They came out really cute and I love the square pans. I guess you have to buy special papers for it, right?

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    1. I love this pan. Yes ordered the papers through Amazon :)

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  5. Happy Birthday to Cole. These boys are so lucky to have a Mom who makes their days so special

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  6. I'm such a bad blogging friend. It has been forever since I've been over, sorry dear friend. You did such a fab job on these! Gav is asking for Minecraft party this year, but well I stink at this kind of stuff.

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    1. Oh girl so have I. We keep up on FB it's all good :)

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  7. Happy Birthday to Cole. Those cupcakes turned out very nice!

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  8. These are really cool cupcakes! I bet Cole was really happy with them!

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    1. Thank you!!! He was :), a rare smile out of him!

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