Snow Cone Cupcakes and Other Delights

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

If we’re being honest, the last six days have been like having a newborn baby, without the physical pain.

And then we quickly graduated to it being like having a toddler in the house, although my toddlers never ate wood chips or chewed on coffee tables. That said, it takes constant vigilance. I’m only writing this while he naps now at my feet, like so:

snow cone cupcakes

My mental state is good..ish. I don’t do well with the end of the school year. All of those permission slips and field days and end of year breakfasts and goodbyes. It gives me a stomachache, and I mean that sincerely and literally. (ow) I did ok with it as a kid because I had the promise of an eons-long summer vacation to answer to, but as a mama? My growing mama heart has to wrap my head around new teachers and routines, and my kids both have the audacity to have June/July birthdays while the years pass. More years taking me beyond those early moments and days. When all I had to do was hold them.

To my heart. Hold them and hold on. Hold on.

So this puppy – this baby. Our baby. I’m quite attached. Athena and Juniper seem to like him too. Junie and I will always have our computer cuddle time. (seriously – she wants to cuddle only when I’m working) And the puppy isn’t big enough for the dog park yet until he has all his shots. That belongs to Athena and me. Eventually she’ll show him the ropes and he’ll be ready. She will soon see that it means more time at her favorite place. Nothing but more lately. More love and more life.

I figure that out eventually. Every time.

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

You are so lucky, because you’re about to find out how to make snow cone cupcakes. Pretty cool, right? I’ve seen them in red, white and blue, which is really pretty, but I wanted to make mine more summer-colorful. You can make them any way!

Snow Cone Cupcakes:

Ingredients:

6 prepared cupcakes, unfrosted
1 container white frosting
Sanding Sugars—red, yellow, blue
6 white styrofoam cups, 12 oz
6 plastic spoons
Scissors

Instructions:

1 – First, cut off a little more than half of the top of each cup. The bottoms will be used to hold the cupcakes so make sure the cupcakes fit inside with the cake tops being about even with the cup tops. Don’t put the cupcakes into the cups yet.

2 – Frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and smooth it into a dome shape.

3 – Start with the blue sugar and sprinkle a thick coat on the left third of the frosting so it looks like a blue stripe. Use the yellow sugar next and sprinkle a thick coat on the middle of the cupcake to look like a yellow stripe. Use the red sugar last to sprinkle on a thick coat for a red stripe on the right third of the cupcake. It should resemble a snow cone.

4 – Set each cupcake down into a cup and dip a spoon down into the edge of the cake so it looks like a spoon inside a snow cone.

5 – Enjoy!

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

Do you like snow cones best, or would you like snow cone cupcakes even more?

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

Hulk Smash Cupcakes

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Avengers, everywhere you go.

I think you all know that we’re big Avengers fans here. We’re big Marvel fans. I gasped when I saw Stan Lee go by me in his wheelchair last summer. I couldn’t think of a single thing to say! We see ALL of their movies in the theater, and I was so happy last year when Thor: Ragnarok came out and it was the first time we saw a Marvel movie as a family of four. In the past, we had gotten a sitter for both kids, or for the last couple of years, a sitter for Des. He loved the movie! It has some darkness and it’s long and the only way we could get his morale up was to tell him that Hulk was going to be in the movie.

hulk smash cupcakes

He is a fan and I am a fan! These Hulk Smash Cupcakes would be perfect for any superhero party or movie night. We are SO excited to see Avengers: Infinity War and we have our tickets for Friday. It’s actually a big week for us, and I’ll be talking on my blog tomorrow (tonight at midnight, actually) about one of the most important topics in my entire life, if not THE most important one. So I hope you’ll tune in! It’s a personal one. Anyway, it’s time for the cupcakes. Don’t they look smashing?

(See what I did there?)

Ingredients:

1 box of white cake mix, any brand
1 1/4 C. water
1/2 C. vegetable oil
4 egg whites
Cupcake liners
Green gel food coloring
Purple gel food coloring
White frosting, any brand
12 oz package of Wilton green candy melts
Wilton 1M star frosting tip
Disposable piping bag
Avengers silicone mold (I suggest purchasing 2 in order to cut down on the candy making time)
12 count muffin tin

Instructions:

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the cupcake liners into the muffin wells

2 – Combine the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and egg whites, and mix well

3 – Add in the several drops of the green gel food coloring and stir to combine

4 – Fill each cupcake well about 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes

5 – Insert a toothpick into the cupcakes around 18 minutes. If it comes out clean, then the cupcakes are done!

6 – Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool

7 – Pour the Wilton green candy melts into a microwave safe dish

8 – Heat in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted

9 – Carefully spoon the melted chocolate into the Hulk fist section of the mold

10 – Place in the fridge to set about 20 minutes

11 – Remove from the fridge and gently pop the fists out of the silicone mold. Repeat this process until you have 16 fists total

12 – Add a few drops of purple food coloring to the white frosting and stir to combine

13 – Attach the star frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with purple frosting

14 – Gently squeeze the frosting from the bag and onto the top of the cupcake in a circular motion

15 – Place a Hulk fist on top and repeat with all cupcakes

*Makes approximately 16 cupcakes

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Marvel Avengers Silicone Mold

Wilton Green Candy Melts

Wilton Star Frosting Tip

Disposable Piping Bags

Gel Food Coloring

White Cupcake Liners

Cupcake Tin

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes

Who is your favorite Avenger?

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes