Today I had to go to Walmart and buy two giant tins of popcorn.
You know, the ones that are divided into three different flavors.
Because along with various other toys and electronics (and a giant jar of pickles), my son and stepdaughter each asked for their own giant tin of popcorn for Christmas.
Apparently it has always been a dream of theirs.
Which I was thinking was totally weird, until I remembered that I asked for the same thing four years ago.
That was the year after I asked for sea monkeys and an ant farm, but the year before I asked for those Russian nesting dolls. With all the tiny ones inside.
Seriously, those things are stinkin’ awesome.
The tiniest one is like sooooo tiny, you can barely even see it.
And in case you’re wondering, I did receive and eat an entire tin of popcorn.
Also, an ant farm isn’t as cool as you would think. Plus, the ants don’t come with it, you have to fill out this order form and send away for them.
I’m still waiting for sea monkeys. I think the problem is that no one takes my gift requests very seriously anymore.
Of course, I turned thirty this year, so I decided it was time to get serious about Christmas presents.
Do you think that my husband will get me my own cotton candy machine?
I asked super nicely.
Maybe I should print out a list of prices and authorized dealers, just in case he needs a little help.
If all else fails, I will bribe him with cupcakes.
I just hope he doesn’t mind if they are decorated like snowmen.
Want to make your own snowman cupcakes?
Cupcakes, piped with white frosting.
If you need a good recipe, here is my buttercream tutorial. Since I piped it on so high, the recipe will only cover 12 cupcakes, so double it if you are making 2 dozen.
One top hat per cupcake.
To make the hat, I cut the bottom quarter off of a large marshmallow, and attached it to an Oreo with Candy Melts. Once the marshmallow was attached securely, I dipped the whole thing in melted Candy Melts (I used black, but you could also just use chocolate), sprinkled with white nonpareils, and set on wax paper to harden.
Candy eyes and a red gumdrop or cherry sour candy.
Candy eyes can be purchased at Bake It Pretty, or you can just use chocolate chips. I liked the red nose because it reminded me of Frosty, but you could also just make a carrot from orange Starburst or fondant.
Top the cupcakes with the hats, and press eyes and noses into the frosting.
These aren’t the fanciest, but they are cute, fun, and easy.
Perfect for a class party.
Have a wonderful weekend, it’s almost Chrismas!!