Monday, May 24, 2010

Cupcake N Sugar Cookie Creations - Tasty Spring Hats

Adorable Spring Hat Edibles for the Perfect Party Treat!

Aren't these just the cutest! Here's an idea for a child's tea party, baby shower, wedding shower, adult tea parties, a fashion party, Easter Celebration, Spring Time Celebration, or for any time!  I found this recipe about 5 years ago and gave it a try. Fun to make, even more fun creating these luscious treats. Beware though, its a major sugar rush! Let the kids help too, they'll love making these!

You can get fanicer I'm sure with decorating and creating these little sweeties, but this is an example of some of mine.

To make these you need to make up a batch of cupcakes in any flavor you want. I did vanilla, and also a batch of sugar cookies. 

You'll also need a bag of the spring colored M&Ms,
Red Hot Candies,
A bag of Skittles Candies, (the pastel colored ones if you can find them),
A bag of Starburst Candies,
Cookie decorating candies if you would like, like the sprinkles and such,
Your micro wave for softening up the Starburst,
A knife,
A rolling pin,
A frosting decorators kit to have the tips to make designs edging the bonnets,
And......lots of time to do this!
(It's almost best to do one at a time so you can add all your decorations to each cookie cupcake bonnet before the frosting hardens.)

One last thing...your tooth brush and toothpaste!

While your baking the cupcakes and cookies, make up some frosting using the confectioners powdered sugar. This hardens as it sets. You'll want to add enough water though to make it thin enough but not too thin to pour it over you cookie and cupcake. Add food coloring to get different colors of the frosting.

Once the cupcakes and cookies are done baking and cooling, take a sugar cookie and cover it with the frosting. Place a cupcake on top and now cover the cupcake with frosting.

Now to decorate using the other ingrediants. Soften up a Starburst candy in the microwave just for a few seconds. Then roll it out with a rolling pin. Take your knife and cut a long thin stripe and make it into a bow. Place it on the hat where ever you want it. You can also cut a long strip and wrap it around the base of the cupcake to give it a ribbon effect and then attach you bow with streamers at the back of the hat. For the flowers take your Skittles and cut them in half with your knife. Place them on the hat brim or where ever you want them so the cut side is down to form the petals of the flower. Do the same thing to form the leaves of the flower using the green Skittles. Use the Skittles, Red Hots, or M&Ms to decorate around the base of the cupcake and on the brim too.  To finish you can add some pretty designs with your frosting decorators kit using the different tips to make each bonnet unique. Now let it set so the frosting will harden to hold your goodies in place. Now move on to the next bonnet. It might be good to cut all your decorations in advance to be able to move through the decorating process quicker.

When having a party use these as name tags for seating at your table. Print out your names, attach it a tooth pick and place it in the center of the hat. Your guest will love them! Well I think that is everything but if any of you have any questions, just send us an email and we'll help you out!

I'm sure some of you will have more ideas for decorating and we would love to see them.  If any of you give this a try, send us some pictures and we'll share them on our blog. 

Have Fun and Happy Creating!
Make sure you brush your teeth after these and maybe have your dentist on speed dial!  :)

We're Creating Little Works of Heart with Your Little Ones and Mommies in Mind!


  1. These are adorable and I bet delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  2. Lisa.. they are so fun to make but I must say it will be all you can do to eat just one! You'll need a big gallon water chaser with it! lol


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