Every year a group of our friends throws a Groundhog Day party. This party includes a talent portion. Talents range from dancing and sing to prank joke calls all having a groundhogs day theme. This year my talent was cupcake making. As you can see from the pictures I made a little groundhog popping out of some of my cupcakes. They turned out to be a hit and a very yummy one at that.
It was really fun seeing everyone excitement when they found the cookie at the bottom of the cupcake. I will be making these again at some point, hopefully soon. I will make sure to take better pictures of the inside of the cupcake next time.
1. Baked cupcake
2. Almond Joy candy (1 bar makes 2)
3. Green frosting
4. White jelly beans (I used Jelly Belly Jelly Beans)
5. Black decorators’ gel
6. Watermelon slice candy (I used sour patch)
7. Brown M&M’s Mini*
8. Chocolate cookies (I used the discarded halves of the Oreos from the cupcakes)
3. Grass (because Seattle lacks of snow)
4. Eyes and tooth
5. Eye balls and glue
7. Cheeks and ears
to find a store near you. Also make sure to buy more than one pack of these. This was my limiting factor to making more of these cute little guys.
1. Remove a piece of cake that is the width of an Almond Joy candy from the center of the baked cupcake. Spread a layer of frosting around the hole of the top of the cupcake. Sprinkle the cookie crumbs around the hole.
2. For the groundhog's eyes, trim the ends from a white jelly bean, stick them in place with frosting, and then dot them with black decorators' gel. Add a tiny triangle cut from a watermelon slice candy for a nose, brown M&M's Minis for ears (just press them into the soft candy) and cheeks, and a tiny rectangular piece of white jelly bean for teeth. Let the groundhogs dry.
3. Set the candy upright in the cupcake hole.