Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pink Piggy Cupcakes!


Well, I finally got my new background figured out! I really didn't mean to change it in the first place, but oh well! I'm happy now because I have an adorable little birdie to look at! =)

I had so much fun making my monkey cupcakes I couldn't wait to try a new batch! One of my friends demanded suggested that I try piggies - so I did! They were easier to make than the monkeys and I love them more - strawberry on strawberry is one of my faves! But only the boxed strawberry mix - we can't be having any of that fruit mess healthing up my sweets!

After you mix your cupcakes and get them started baking bust out your big pink marshmallows! I got mine at Kroger.


Cut the marshmallow in half.  Lay one half on your wax paper to use as the nose.  Take the other half and cut it in half again to make the ears. 


You'll notice as you do this that the outer part of the marshmallow is powdery and the cut side is sticky.  To make the ears look more like ears pinch them together at the corner, sticky sides together.

Now decorate your nose! I initially started making the nostrils with my black icing.  It really didn't look good and the icing was bleeding in the marshmallow, so I switched to upside down chocolate morsels!


After I let the cupcakes cool I put on the frosting using the "professional" technique! Hahaha! Not so much.  I tried though.  I just scooped all my icing into a quart size bag and cut off the tip.  It may not look professional, but it sure made it easier to ice these babies!


Here they are with the ears and nose stuck on.


I used the icing to dot on the eyes.  If I make these again I think I'll use mini chocolate morsels for the eyes.

YUMMY! Cute and delicious!



I carried them with me to a school cookout - I got tons of compliments! Definately gonna make these little cuties again!


Cheers!

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49 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes make 'bacon' fun! Very cute idea. Love the new background, btw.

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  2. Super cute! I'm sure they were a huge hit! I wuv marshmellows!!

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  3. So lovely! Love the new "do" here. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  4. Thanks Ladies!! I'm enjoying my new background and I can't wait to make another type of animal cupcakes!!

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  5. These are just precious! I should give these a try for my daughter's b-day. I collect pigs for her because she was born the year of the pig (actually, the year of the golden pig which is suppose to be extra special).
    xo,
    Sena

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  6. Love the new background. I like the new top w/ the bird. So much more fitting for you :) Oh and cute cupcakes, I wouldn't mind one right now!

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  7. Oh, I am definitely making these soon. Great idea using strawberry mallows that are already pink!! LOVE it! I'm a new follower, check out my blog if you're interested. http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com

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  8. So cute, Katie!!! So happy! lol

    Hope you're having a !happy 4th!

    Roeshel

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  9. These are so stinking cute! They came out amazing...

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  10. These are absolutely adorable!
    I will definately have to make these.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Donna@starry-delight.blogspot.com

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  11. Those are suuuuuwwweeeeetttt! I'm going to have to try this sometime, though I usually botch cupcakes.

    I'd love for you to link this and any other cupcake related post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  12. Adorable! My daughter would LOVE these!!!

    Thank you for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  13. super cute idea. They are so adorable.

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  14. Oink! These are the Cutest!
    Would you be willing to share this at our Weekly Playdate link party? This week's party is here: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/07/playdate-link-party-blog-hop-15-all.html

    Cheers,
    Lori
    Come & Play :: Playdate
    www.beneaththerowantree.com

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  15. oh, i want one! i saw those marshmallows at the grocery store and was unsure if the taste would be as good as they looked. whats the verdict?

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  16. very creative!!! i love them:)

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  17. Those are so cute. Thank you for linking up at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com I can not wait to see more great ideas next Monday.

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  18. oh.my.gosh. these are too cute!

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  19. These couldn't be cuter! Thanks for sharing!
    karicorsi.blogspot.com

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  20. Very cute! Wish I would have seen these before doing my son's barnyard theme bday party last weekend!

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  21. Thank you so much for linking up to Sew Woodsy today.These are super cute (and are border line breaking the party rules), but I'll keep them up because I can't resist them! :)

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  22. Now I MUST do a piggy party! These are precious!! Well done!

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  23. To cute for words, I saw them on pininterest and am making these even though there are no kiddies around!!

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  24. HMMMM...Now I want strawberry-flavored bacon! ;) Thanks for sharing. These cupcakes are completely cute!

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  25. This little piggy went to the picnic! I bet NONE of them came home though! YUMMY! Thanks for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  26. Aww! Those little cupcakes are so cute. They would be perfect for a kids party. I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie

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  27. Those are ridiculously adorable!! Love them, and now a better way to use those strawberry marshmallows, opposed to me just eating the whole bag by myself :o Thanks for sharing!
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  28. This looks so good. I'm having a recipe only link party "Cast Party Wednesday". This would be a perfect addition to my party. I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  29. So adorable. I am going to look up the monkey cupcakes. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

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  30. These are the cutest things I've ever seen! Oink oink!;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  31. Hi this is Mindie at Bacon Time, the girl that loves piggies. Oh please link these adorable piggies up to my party this week that runs Friday afternoon to Monday night, that way I can feature them in my favorites on Friday because I know they will be in my top 7 favorites. So cute.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  32. Featuring these adorable piggies on my blog tomorrow! Grab a button if you'd like!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  33. cute cute oink... love them. Hugs and have a happy weekend

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  34. I so can't wait to make these!! My 16yr old daughter has a b-day coming up soon and loves pigs!!!

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  35. Just precious.
    My grands would love 'em....

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  36. These are adorable!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I can't wait to see more from you on Sunday!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  37. Awwww! How cute and do easy to make too. Great idea!
    - abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

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  38. Love these! Thanks for the great walkthrough. Pinned them to my Cupcake Pin Board.

    I found you through the Momnivore's Dillema link party and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you're interested --> Carissa's Creativity Space

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  39. Love these so much they are going to be my birthday cake for the 30th of this month. They will make turning 34 a littler sweeter for sure. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time and no surprise they will be featured on Friday morning. Hope to see you each week.

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  40. These are so darn cute!! I love all the details. My kids would love these! I'm featuring your piggies on Terrific Under Ten Tuesday this week!

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  41. These are so cute! Love how easy they are to make...great job!

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