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.
|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
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.