I made these buns for Andrew's birthday way back in September (wow, how is it November already...) for a bit of fun because he loves Toy Story. I usually make him a cake with fondant icing in a Toy Story theme but these year I kept it simple with cupcakes (not that I ran out of time or anything...).
The recipe for these buns is exactly the same as the one I posted recently for the Easy Rose Cupcakes so just click the link if you want to read how to make them! The only difference was the topping which I will go through now!
I used the same recipe for the buttercream icing (so, again follow my previous easy recipe) but this time added a teaspoon of lime green food colouring paste.
I also bought these metallic blue cupcake cases to look like the little outfits the aliens wear and I think they really finished the look off perfectly!
I piped the icing onto the cupcakes and created a small point at the top to try to make them look as much like the aliens as some blobby green icing can! I found these little edible icing eyes in a local cake decorating shop but I am sure you can buy them online very easily. They worked much better than my original plan of sticking craft googly eyes on!
All in all I think they turned out pretty well and everyone seemed to enjoy them! Andrew was pleased with his traditional Toy Story themed birthday cake (well, buns) and I think they were definitely a bit of fun!
If you try these out please let me know over on twitter myfriend_irma and let me know if anyone in your life loves Toy Story as much as Andrew down in the comments!