Monday, 16 November 2015

Recipe || Toy Story alien cupcakes



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!

Irma xo

4 comments:

  1. such a good idea and so simple, love it!

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    1. So easy but they worked really well!
      Irma xo

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  2. Oh wow I have got to make theses, thanks for sharing x
    http://mariesbeauties.co.uk

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    1. Definitely do! They are very cute and went down well with everyone :)
      Irma xo

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