A while back, I posted this picture and said they’d be great for a toddler birthday.
Well, they were. I made them for Tyler’s birthday party and I wish I could say that they looked like this (insert picture here) but alas, I failed to take a single picture of the adorable cupcakes that I made. I am thinking of making just one more so that Tyler will have a picture in his keepsake box. I do what I can to take away his “shortchanged second child” ammunition, because really, he’s not.
In meantime, I can at least tell you how to make these. You’ll need:
Cupcakes (I used vanilla, but I think any flavor/color will work)
White frosting (you could go with all white and skip the buttercream if you want)
Medium-size chocolate chip cookies, broken in half or thirds, or bite-size cookies
1. Frost the top of the cupcake. (I made a buttercream frosting for this, but you could use your favorite canned frosting, no problem.)
2. With a knife, cut a slit in the top of each cupcake, about one-third of the way from one side, to form the mouth.
3. Cover the frosting with blue sprinkles.
4. Put the white frosting in a bag fitted with a medium round or star tip (or simply do what I did and buy white frosting in a tube). Put two dollops of white frosting on the top of the cupcake opposite from the mouth.
5. Push one chocolate chip into each dollop of white frosting, tip first, to complete the eyes.
6. Insert a cookie piece into the mouth.
Photo credit: princess_of_llyr