Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You'll Go Cupcakes


I was asked to make cupcakes for my 6 year old's class Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You'll Go party at school today. We came up with these last night and they were so fun to make! My 6 year old helped make them and he did such a great job!  We made a huge mess...but it was fun!:) 

We never have trouble coming up with Dr. Seuss fun food ideas, but I was a little worried about what we could come up with for this book.  I spotted these Rainbow Cupcakes from Sprinkle Bakes (she's amazing) and thought they would be perfect to switch up the colors!  


We also added a mini cupcake in the middle because all of that frosting would be a disaster with kids and I am sure his teachers would not be thrilled about the mess!  We did however alter her frosting recipe which is great to work with these cupcakes! Ours are not near as fancy as hers, but this is what you get when you have little hands helping!:) 

Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You'll Go Cupcakes...
(makes 30 Cupcakes & 24 Mini Cupcakes)

2 Boxes Confetti Cake Mix (Pillsbury)
Buttercream Frosting (recipe below)
Cookie Sticks (broken in half)
Oh the Places You'll Go FREE Printables from The Party Animal found HERE!

Start out by preparing the cake mix according to directions. Line the muffin pans with rainbow stripped cupcake liners. Do not line the mini cupcakes..just use cooking spray. We made 30 regular sized cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes using box cake mixes.  We thought that the Confetti Cake Mix would give it that extra fun rainbow look.  Make the frosting while cupcakes are baking.

Buttercream Frosting

3 1/2 Cups Butter (softened)
3 lbs. Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Milk or Cream (add more if needed)
2 tsp. Vanilla

Beat the softened butter with your mixer then add the powdered sugar in sections.  Alter with the milk.  Add the vanilla last and mix in.  Add a little frosting to the tops of the mini cupcakes and place them upside down on top of the regular sized cupcakes like this....


Separate the other frosting equally into 5 separate bowls.  We colored the different bowls of frosting with yellow, blue, orange, green & pink.  Scoop the colored frostings into baggies and seal.  Snip off the corner and frost around the mini cupcakes on top. We cut out our printables and taped them on cookie sticks that we broke in half.  Push them in the top of the cupcakes.  So easy and so much fun!  


I am sure the 1st graders will have fun reading their cards and here they are ready to go to school!


Here is my little helper that did such a fantastic job helping make these for his class!


Happy Read Across America Day!!

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14 comments:

  1. cool jill! l love the swirl colors of that book!

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  2. Yet another fabulous Seuss treat! The mini cupcakes are a great idea. I bet the kids loved them! :)

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  3. adorable cupcakes! our kid's school doesn't allow homemade treats so I couldn't do anything fun like this. would love to see you link this up with our #kidsinthekitchen series today

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  4. These are adorable! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-week-9/

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  5. These are so cute! I love this idea - putting the smaller cupcake on top was genius. Visiting from the Sundae Scoop Link Party - thanks for sharing.

    -Vicky
    http://veryvic.blogspot.com

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  6. These are so cute. Great job. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop.html
    We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  7. Those are sooo...cute! I found you over at Someday Crafts Linky party.

    Christine

    http://idigpinterest.blogspot.com

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  8. what a creative idea! we love that book at my house! yummy job! xo

    -ashley
    ashleyrachelle.com

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  9. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  10. Oh How Fun. This is one of my favorite books. I LOVE these cupcakes. I am a new follower all the ways and getting your e-mail. I hope you'll come over and visit me at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    Pinning it too!

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  11. You totally win the super cool mom award - love these! Pinned of course :)

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