My son’s favorite Disney character is not Winnie the Pooh.
Or Lightning McQueen.
Not even Buzz Lightyear.
It is…Jack Skellington. From The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Two years ago, when Jon David was 4, we went to Disney World for our Summer vacation. It was a magical place, full of cute, warm, snuggly characters waiting to hug you at every turn.
Everywhere we went, there were gift shops with huge displays of bright candy and cute plush animals. And my child…my sweet, darling, 4 year old child….
managed to find the dark, skeleton-ey corner in every single one.
You know…the corner that is set aside for the teenagers who are too cool to be at Disney World? And I KNOW this was the teenage corner because there were no shirts even CLOSE to being in my son’s size.
My thinking is, it’s probably good that he’s getting this dark angst-ey time out of the way early, so it will save me a bunch of grief later on when he’s growing facial hair and pimples, which will hard enough to handle on it’s own.
The day my son has to shave is the day my heart will shatter into a million pieces.
SHATTER, I say!!!!
And then my son would love me forever. And never ever get old. The end.
These are super duper easy. You need cupcakes (duh) and for each cupcake, you’ll need one lollipop stick and one doughnut hole.
I bought plain cake doughnut holes from the bakery section of my grocery store. I then dipped the very tops of the lollipop sticks in melted white candy coating (you can use candy melts, almond bark or Candy Quik which is in the baking aisle of your grocery store) and insterted the sticks in the doughnut holes and allowed to set.
(Dipping the stick in melted candy keeps the doughnut holes from slipping off later)
Once the sticks are firmly planted in the doughnut holes, dip the holes in melted white candy. Then, place sticks in a block of floral foam or styrofoam until candy is set. Using a black food marker or black frosting in a piping bag fitted with #2 tip, draw faces on the surface of the doughnut holes.
Frost cupcakes, (I had 2 piping bags fitted with large open star tip and alternated black and white swirls) and insert a Skellinton head in each. You may have to trim the bottom of your lollipop sticks if they’re too tall.
Another way of doing this would be to use white powdered doughnut holes, and skip dipping them in white chocolate. If you do it this way, you will have to pipe the faces on with black frosting, since you need a smooth surface for food markers.
You can buy a giant star tip (like I used for frosting) HERE.
You can buy black food markers HERE.
Normally you can find a #2 piping tip (like I used for the faces) at your local craft stores. But if you can’t you can order one HERE.
If you need a good frosting recipe, click here for the link to a tutorial I did last year. If you’re doing more than about a dozen cupcakes, you will need to double the recipe.
These are one of my favorite cupcake creations yet, and I hope you love them too!!
Have a fabulous Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!!