Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hippopotamus cupcakes - Kindergarten Safari Theme

My little girl had a safari theme presentation at school. Now, we aren't "technically" supposed to bring homemade food into the school. But, it's kindergarten, and they are soooo cute! So, I crossed the line a little and rebelled.

I had high hopes for a "cooler" animal, when she came home and told me she had gotten a Hippopotamus, I was speechless. *blink* I could make a cool tiger cake, or even an awesome lion fruit tray, however, I am always up for a challenge, so I spent a few days devising a plan and THIS is what I came up with.

* I used normal cake mix, some of that amazing new Cool-Whip Frosting and colored sugar sprinkles.

* The hippo's eyes and front teeth were candy pearls and the green on the eyes is simple colored frosting.

*The body and head are made out of colored fondant that I rolled out and cut into circles. I trimmed some triangles for ears and it all came together in an evening.

(We had a few gluten free kids in class so I made a couple gluten free cupcakes with jelly beans on them so they could enjoy the festivities as well)

I loved watching the presentations and treating the kid to something different for the day. Even if I was a rebel Mom. :) for doing it!


The Mom Jen said...

Those are adorable~!!

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

Oh wow, those are just adorable! One of my twins is OBSESSED with Hippos, she would LOVE these!!

Silvia said...

Nothing is more fun than creating cupcakes at home, isn't it? This cupcakes are adorable!

Katja of Skimbaco said...

Great job, those look so cute!

The Mommy-Files said...

These are so adorable and creative! I bet they loved the cupcakes!!!