Stormtrooper Cupcakes

Stormtrooper Cupcakes were submitted by Becky from Avon, IN.
To make your own you will need:
  • Boxed cake mix in your favorite flavor
  • Eggs (see cake mix ingredients)
  • Oil (see cake mix ingredients)
  • Cupcake liners
  • White frosting
  • Piping bag with a fancy tip
  • Marshmallows, large
  • Edible paint, black (found at Micheals in the cake decorating aisle)
  • Small, thin paintbrush
  • Sprinkles, black

What to do:

1. Bake cupcakes and cool. (Becky’s tip: “I used just a regular size cupcake pan and filled the cups more than 3/4 of the way full. Doing this allows the cupcakes to expand and create a nice sized base for decorating without using a larger cupcake pan.”)

2. Once cool, frost cupcakes using piping bag with a fancy tip.

3. Put on sprinkles after frosting.

For the storm troopers:

1. Try to choose the most uniform marshmallows or you can shape them back into their normal shape too by squeezing them a bit.

2. Paint a line all the way around the top 1/3 of the marshmallow.  Add up-side-down triangles for the eyes. Then add a triangle with no base for the nose.  Lastly, add four lines on either side near the bottom quarter. Place one on top of each cupcake.

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Becky says, “I had so much fun with these and they are super easy!! I did these the night before, and noticed the next day by noon, the paint had bled and soaked a little bit into the marshmallow making the lines not quite as clean.  It didn’t change the look too much, but my suggestion would be to do these the day of.  I painted 15 marshmallows, baked the cupcakes and iced them. From start to finish it took about an hour.”

You can visit Becky’s blog at http://nothinggreaterthangrace.blogspot.com/

Amber Tincher and Amy Leckrone

Co-founders Camp Mommawatchi

www.campmommawatchi.com

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