Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Lorax Cupcakes

I took my daughter to see The Lorax this past week and I couldn't help but notice that the trunk of the Truffula trees looked like those yummy Pirouette cookies that I love! And of course the bulk of the tree resembled cotton candy. This project was not hard at all and so cute and colorful. But what else can you expect from Dr. Suess?

You Will Need:

Cake Mix

Cotton Candy

Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Cookies


Neon food coloring

Red M&M's

Green scrapbook paper (not pictured)

Scissors or a Cricut

1. Bake your cupcakes like you normally would

2. Let them cool completely

3. Mix in some food coloring into your frosting

4. Frost the cupcakes

5. Dip one end in the frosting (to secure the cotton candy) and stick the clean end into the center of the cupcake

6. Stick a bog blob of cotton candy onto the top of the Truffula tree. Form the tree by twisting little pieces into spikes

7. Add your "fruits" (M&M's) that fell from the tree at the base

8. Use your Cricut to cut a piece of grass or just use scissors to cut a long strip with one jagged edge. Wrap around the cupcake at the base.

These would be great for a Dr. Suess party or just a fun thing to do with your kids. Word to the wise: the cotton candy will shrivel with air exposure, so if they are for a party, you will have to make them the morning of the party, not the night before.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

-Dr. Suess

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