Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bug and Butterfly Cupcakes!


I love 2nd grade Bug Day because it offers me yet another opportunity to make - CUPCAKES!  These bug and butterfly cupcakes look impressive, yet are fairly easy to make.

These two ideas, from the book Hello, Cupcakes! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, start with a standard frosted cupcake and are topped with creatures made from candy melts and M&M's.


Simply melt the candy melts in a gallon sized freezer ziploc bag, snip a quarter inch hole in one corner and pipe the chocolate on to parchment paper with a copy of the book's template underneath.


For the monarch butterflies, fill in the outline with orange candy melts.


Drag a toothpick through the still wet chocolate to create veins and swirls.


Top with white non-pareils.


To assemble, tuck the wings into a frosted cupcake and prop them up underneath with a chocolate candy melt.  Insert piped antennas. 


Follow similar piping and tracing instructions for the bugs, and add M&M's for body parts.


HAPPY BUG DAY!

The Second Grade class in costume.
My cute little firefly!



5 comments:

  1. Oh! I simply love, love, love it!
    I'm an elementary school secretary and PTO member, and I love my kiddos! I wish our school did something like this! How absolutely precious!!

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  2. Rachel you are unbelievably creative...wow!

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  3. By the way Arielle, you are simply the most beautiful firefly I have ever seen!

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  4. This is great! I'm going to try this for my son's 7th birthday which is completely bug-themed!

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