Pumpkin cupcakes crafted by my 3 and 6 year olds. Not bad right?
I'm going to apologize for the amount of pictures on this post, but I wanted to show how creative kids can get when you cook with them. We had so much fun. These were made by them, using simple tools from the kitchen and nothing fancy. I think they would be adorable for an office party (made by you or with your kids help, just watch the finger licking!)
This is what I used:
24 cupcakes, in liners
2 cans white frosting
2 zip top freezer bags
spoons, bowls, spatulas
Bake your cupcakes according to the direction on the box or recipe. Let cool. Frost with white frosting, roll edges in sprinkles. Divide remaining frosting into bowls and color as you wish (I did orange and green). Spoon the frosting into the freezer bags and cut the corner off, these will be your decorating bags.
Here is what we came up with:
Cupcakes, iced and edges rolled in sprinkles.
Getting ready to decorate!
Pipe a pile of frosting.
Add a tendril and set it aside, we'll add leaves later.
Pipe a circle and fill it in.
Dip your finger into a cup of water and flatten out the top.
A trio of little pumpkins and their vines.
Take the same bag you used for the vines and cut a larger v-shaped notch into your bag. To use, you would turn it on the opposite side as this picture, not flat like it is here, and squeeze!
Leaves cover a multitude of sins. And they are cute.
The trio is now covered in leaves and vines.
Here is an example of what leaves can do. My girls didn't like this pumpkin at all.
So they used leaves to cover up the parts that they didn't like.
Our own little pumpkin patch of yummies.
Make some of these with someone you love. And if they just happen to be little, sit back and watch in amazement as their creativity flows. Even if they don't look perfect, they will be so proud and you will too!