One of the lovely women that I met at Blissdom is Liz who blogs at Hoosier Homemade. Liz is super creative in the kitchen and her particular specialty is cupcakes.
When I saw these amazing ant and hamburger cupcakes featured on her blog last week I knew that our little cupcake lover (Sadie, 6) would be thrilled to make them.
These were super easy and didn’t require any special tools. We purchased red and yellow frosting (for the ketchup and mustard) in a tube right from the grocery and the children were able to put them on the cupcakes without any special tips.
We colored some icing and coconut with green food coloring to create ‘lettuce’ and ‘grass’ and we piped black/brown icing for the ant’s legs and antennas using a sandwich bag with a small hole snipped into the corner.
Since we were making more than 40 decorated cupcakes, Sadie was happy to let the other children help out.
I love tackling fun projects that the kids are able to participate in and these cupcakes certainly fall into that category. After the bigger kids cut the cupcakes for the ‘hamburgers’, the younger children were able to finish the hamburger on their own.
With the ants, some of them required help with getting on the green frosting, but were able to add the ‘grass’ and ‘ant’ themselves.
Liz has a helpful video tutorial on her site for complete step-by-step directions and a listing of all the tools/ingredients needed.