Monday, October 26, 2009

Froggie Invasion!

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Our anniversary happens to be the same date as my sister-in-law's birthday. While discussing various things this past week the birthday girl came up in conversation a few times. Morgan has had his eyes on something in particular he's wanted to get her since the mouse invasion (all six of them) back in March. However, the birthday gathering isn't for a while so I suggested he make a froggie cupcake or something else instead. He was hesitant because he wasn't convinced he could do it, and when I told him I'd help him he was willing to try.

We ended up using this yellow cake recipe, and swapped sugar for coconut sugar. I opted to use one with the word "butter" in the title because the boys have been going on and on and on about butter cake. Don't ask me why, to my knowledge I've never ever made one in their lifetime. Anyway, he was delighted to get to find out what all the hype about a butter cake was. I'm not convinced that it's a true butter cake recipe, but we let him use all butter instead of applesauce and butter. Mind you, our cake was also organic, but the 8 year old doesn't really care about that...



Then I made up some cooked honey frosting. I didn't really want Morgan messing with boiling hot honey. The recipe sounds complicated, but more then anything else it's just a tiny big time consuming. However, it's fun to give the kids a frosting they can occasionally tint, and isn't chocolate or made with cream cheese. The recipe is very simple. You'll find that the frosting won't be PURE white considering it has an amber sweetener in it. You can download the recipe for the frosting here, or by clicking on the picture below.


To make the froggies simple spread frosting on your cupcakes. Cut a marshmallow in half (the only sugary item we used as we were out of homemade ones, and they aren't always round..) On the sticky side of the marshmallow push a chocolate chip into it. Place the "eyes" on the cupcakes, and use chocolate frosting for the smile. We like this recipe here. Morgan had a blast making the eyes (I cut the mallows for him) and letting Daddy help him put them on the cupcakes. We had quite the assembly line going!


5 comments:

Julie said...

Fabulous cupcakes! I love them!

Zoo Mommy said...

These are super cute! It makes me want something froggy-themed to celebrate...

Kendra said...

We also made this fun little blower for the birthday girl. Made me think of a froggie themed party or a spring party and playing leap frog. ;)

Debbie said...

Love those cupcakes!

Diane said...

Very cute cupcakes. If I haven't said it before, I enjoy reading your blog so much. I look forward to it each day.
Blessings
Diane