Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Volcano Cupcakes!

My husband was in a Natural Disasters class last term. On the last day of class I made some volcano cupcakes for him to share with the class. The class loved them. They had studied volcanoes a few weeks earlier so they were a hit.LinkI filled them with cherry filling using my Wilton tip #230. Then I iced the top and rolled it around in graham cracker crumbs. Then using a #12 I made a pile on the top. Then I used my angled spatula to smooth the icing into a peak. Then I used tip #6 and filled the bag with just the goo from a can of cherry pie filling. I stuck the tip in a bit and squeezed the bag while pulling it out. I let the lava run down the side.
More of the volcano cupcakes. I used the Wilton butter cream icing recipe and added cocoa powder to taste to make it chocolate. HERE is the link to the recipe. I think that I used 2/3 cup of cocoa powder and just a little more water as the cocoa makes it kind of dry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


No, I am not calling you a sucker! I would never do that! Okay, if you get on my bad side I just might. But, you are not on my bad side, right? I was actually talking about the candy suckers. I made some for the boys to take to school to share with their friends.The bowl of Jolly Ranchers that I used to make the suckers. Just line your cookie sheet with foil and preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
Then lay them out on the foil lined cookie sheet. Three in a row with some space in between. I used a huge cookie sheet and could fit nine on it. The smaller ones could only fit six. Put them in the oven and cook for five minutes. After five minutes keep checking on them every thirty seconds as they can spread and burn quickly.
Then I stuck a stick in the bottom and twisted it to coat it in candy then let them cool and harden. Peel them off of the foil and wrap
A cool sucker
What they look like on the cookie sheet as they cool
I wrapped them in waxed paper and then put a Easter sticker on the front! Make sure you store them in the fridge cause if you leave them out they may get sticky.