Wednesday, October 08, 2008

cupcake class #1: halloween cupcakes

Well, I survived the first week: me, 20 kids, 66 cupcakes, and 2 helpers (we were down a helper so it was a little harried) 66 cupcakes. Here are the Halloween themed cupcakes I taught them to make for any of you interested in making them at home.
Spooky spiders
How to make spooky spider cupcakes
Pumpkin patch
How to make pumpkin cupcakes
Outrageous Owls
The owl idea is courtesy of an awesome book Hello, Cupcake! (but slightly modified)
1. one week done 2. feelings of relief 3. remembering

19 comments:

bluestocking mama said...

wow!! how fun! so, how'd you do the owl's ears? great job!

smart mama said...

either half a mint pattie or use the discarded oreo tops- snap don't cut them in half- pipe on the "fluffy details"

Suzie Soda said...

Can you post the directions so we can followthem. very cute> xoxoxo

Jenny said...

AWESOME.
Those are the cutest Halloween cupcakes I've ever seen! They look like they stepped out of a magazine. Maybe you should publish one. In your spare time.
:-)

Swimmingmom said...

Those are so much fun! I'm glad the class went well and I'm sure they were all so proud of their work (I'd be!). What's on tap for the class next week?

Swimmingmom said...

One more thing- that book Hello Cupcake is really great. This summer at camp, a counselor made her whole tribe super cute penguin cupcakes. So cute.

smart mama said...

haven't decide which themes to do which weeks- we will do a space week- aliens, planets, ufos, and animal week- i think we'll do penguins (HC ones), turtles, and octous and then baseblls, flower gardens and probably a "be creative design your own"

bluestocking mama said...

k, one more question--are the spider's eyes already assembled? they look a little too perfect and too small to be icing and a piece of candy.

Meemer said...

i love those owls! so cute!

Smilin' sunshine said...

Those are the most fabulous cupcakes!

I need to try to be as creative as you, okay, we both know that won't happen, maybe I'll just copy you!

smart mama said...

catherine they are edible eyes form country kitchen sweetart-- they rock- pretty cheap esp if you buy 1000 and they come in lots of sizes- I as going to do the old mini m&m or choc chip but then i found these as I was designing them- too cute to pass up

Courtney said...

love these - i am in the midst of planning my kids halloween party and need some new ideas. where do you find the thin black licorice? i was looking for this last year and couldn't find any.

smart mama said...

finding the licorice was hard- I searched and searched- I finally found the harbio brand licorice wheels- you have to unroll and divide them-- if you need some i can grab and bag and mail them to you

Trueman twins said...

Awesome! They look almost too cute to eat. I am proud of you for all of that extra work and effort!

LL said...

so so fun! love them. i've even sampled them and they're just as good to eat as they are to look at.

Amy said...

Those are fantastic. I think I may try the spider ones.

Gilbert Family said...

what cute ideas...thanks for sharing! I need some new fun activities to do with my kids:)

Becky said...

can I sign up for your class? Actually, can I sign up to eat them instead? YUMMY! (and adorable too)

Leah said...

Wow! I don't know how you do it?! I think I'm going to have to try some of these creations with my Activity Day girls!