Thursday, February 3, 2011

Come on, SNOW!!!

Yeah, I know those of you who are buried right now are rolling your eyes that we are praying for some, but we haven't had any snow yet this winter, and this front is probably our last hope. My boys are foaming out the mouth at the prospect there might be 2 inches in the morning (60% chance) so I'm just really hoping they'll get to see a little bit, have a chance to play!!
This afternoon we made these fun snowball cupcakes in anticipation (AND to soften the blow tomorrow if there's none, "hey, who wants a CUPCAKE?!") William got to decorate one like this after Christmas at the cutest little cooking shop here in town "Kids Cook", so I decided today we'd make our own. The different textures and flavors are really fun, and the popcorn is such a novelty and adds a nice salty crunch. Love how unexpected that topping is!

Make a white or yellow cupcake from boxed mix and decorate with a tub of vanilla frosting. Add popcorn first (one mini microwave bag was just right for all the cupcakes), pressing gently into the frosting to stick, leaving some room for the other toppings. Next, add marshmallows, and finally white chocolate chips in the spaces in between. Voila! Snowball cupcake! To make it even more festive, add some of the little edible silver balls, we used these at Kids Cook for sparkle, but I didn't have any. Hope your kids (and you!) enjoy this kicked up cupcake!

7 comments:

Misti said...

Mel, if you don't get any snow, feel free to jump in your car & head a few hours north into southern OK. We have 6 inches of snow & we would love to share... in fact, we'll be happy to send some home with you! ;)

Kay S said...

Yum! What fun cupcakes! Thanks for sharing! Us Wisconsinites would be very happy to pack up some of the fresh 18" of snow we got yesterday and send it to you to play in! We are sick of it! Enjoy if you get some snow -- it's always fun if you don't have to put up with it for months on end like we do!

skyviewstamper said...

I'd be glad to share some of what we got. Central Illinois 11.8 inches yesterday, wind chill 20 below today and possibly 3 more inches Sunday night!! At this rate we will still have snow on the ground in April!!

Diana said...

I'm in Western MA and there is about 4 feet on the ground now, with snowbanks higher than my mini-van. I was joking with friends after Tuesday and Wednesday's double whammy storms...What is this: Scrape, ugh, rats! Scrape, ugh, rats!... Me trying to shovel snow over snowbanks taller than me. I'll take no snow over this any day...I'm am anxiously waiting for Spring.

Sharon said...

These cupcakes look so yummy and what kid wouldn't want to try them?
In Nova Scotia, we had 50 cm's (19 inches) dumped yesterday along with high winds causing drifting. On top of knee deep snow already on the ground, our snowbanks are taller than cars. Hard to see around to merge into traffic.
Hope your boys get to play in the snow. I'm looking forward to Florida the end of April!

Lynda said...

Living just outside Chicago I have enough snow to share with all! We have 22 inches which fell over 24 hours. As much as it is such a pain to travel in it....it is beautiful to look at.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Okay, I totally want one of these now...