Happy Groundhog Day… well, a month late but better than never.
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.
The cupcake was an Oreo cupcake with cream cheese frosting that I found on Annie’s Eats. The only recommendation I would have for this recipe is to separate the cookies for the bottom of the cupcakes first before chopping the others. I had a lot of cookies break on me. I guess I am not an Oreo separator pro. I think this means I need to eat more Oreos for practice.
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.
I found the model for my cupcakes on Disney Family Fun website. They were almost too cute to eat!
* Mini M&M’s are not in every store. I ended up finding mine at a CVS. You can use a store location on mms.com 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Set the candy upright in the cupcake hole.