Does anyone have an idea for cupcakes that would be fairly simple to make(will be short on time) that would fit in with Cat in the Hat? The Cat in the Hat will be visiting my son's school and I'd like to send along some cupcakes for them as a special treat. I thought about coloring half the batter red and layering it in the cupcake liner so when they bite into them they will be red/white striped like the Cat's hat. I just don't want them to turn pink inside! Any ideas? I'll take any!
When I read your first question, I immediately pictured the red & white stripe hat on the cupcakes (miniature version, of course), but I actually like your idea of making the batter striped, too! Since I'm only a beginner, I can't tell you how to keep them from running together.
Here is a link to the characters and more info on the Cat in the Hat book, and maybe that will spark more ideas:
Hope that helps & good luck!
what about piping red & blue fish (1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, blue fish)? the fish are fairly simple to pipe, # 3 for a nice fat body, and tail, head, fin, eyes - done
OR frost them red, then write "Thing 1" on some and "Thing 2" on others
OR maybe just pipe a cats nose & whiskers on white cupcakes
I like the idea of striping the batter. if you spoon in the white, then gently spoon on red, then gently spoon white again (or vice versa) and don't stir then in the cups, the batter shouldn't blend
My son's HS was putting on the performance of Suessical. Each parent was asked to bring in something for the bake sale to be sold during intermission. I wanted to make something extra special since my son was going to be the Cat-in-the-hat. I decided to go with cupcakes and toppers. I made the cat's hat out of royal icing and placed 1 hat on each cupcake.
I first started with a semi thick circle base of red (for the rim of the hat). The next layer was just a tad smaller of white on top of the red. I made sure to fill in the middle of each color as I went around 3 -4 times (for height). I then switched back to red - then white then finished the hat off with a final row a red. I then let them sit overnight to dry. The next day I just place them on a mixture of some red & some white cupcakes. They were so easy to make and were a HUGH hit!
I know this is most likely to late of a suggestion to help with your cupcakes, but I though I'd post for those needed it in the future.
I was thinking a cupcake cake in the shape of the hat then you just stripe the red/white for the hat. One thing to decorate and it looks cute and still easy to serve.
For layering the batter, I think you could use a piping bag to pipe the colored layers in the liners.
creampuffgirl is right looking at the sites can really give you more inspiration.
There was dr. seuss cake challenge
if you take a gander it should help.
Thank you so much for sharing the Dr. Seuss challenge. Wow! Incredible cakes. I can only dream of doing cakes like that. It was great to watch. Thanks again.
glad you liked it
Since Dr. Seuss' birthday was a couple of weeks ago, I was asked to make some Cat in the Hat cupcakes. I didn't have a whole lot of time to spend on them either but I made these little fondant toppers that were super easy and they came out really good! :) http://www.caketheday.com/2013/03/tutorial-cat-in-hat-cupcakes.html