Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Level Four: "I Have a Little Secret" Category

Now here's where it gets really fun. The following cupcakes look like something made by Pixar. But they are EASY. The secret? Little cupcake wrappers called "Roundabouts."

"Roundabouts" make impossible-looking cupcakes easy for us laypeople who might be dangerous, or at least awkward, with a pastry bag. Most styles are $8.99 for a dozen roundabouts: pricey, but worth it, I think, if cupcakes are your thang. (Plus, you save a lot of money on all the millions of weird little candies you'd have to buy -- and then have sitting in your cupboards until they turn rock-hard because you only used five of each -- if you made intricate cupcakes all on your own.)

Popcorn, anyone?!

It's ingenious. You put the "roundabout" wrapper on the outside of your cuppy cake, and make the "popcorn" out of mini marshmallows that you cut in two and then squeeze back together.

Now, these are for sophisticated, highly cultured kids, OR adults, but I thought they were hilarious:

Again using the mini mallows, and bam, we have George:
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