SPECIAL ‘MOMMY’S BUSY GO ASK DADDY’ GUEST STAR EDITION!
It’s said that behind every good man, there’s a good woman. Well, I’ll go one step further and say behind every great blog is a greater woman. In the case of Mommy’s Busy Go Ask Daddy, that’d be my beautiful wife Allison.
Besides putting up with my earthquake-like snoring and insane comic book geekiness, Allie’s a Master Baker. Forget that Play-Doh like Fondant garbage. (Have you ever actually tasted that stuff? Blech!) Give her a Duncan Hines Cake Mix and a closet full of Pillsbury frosting, and she becomes a Pastry Picasso! She made these insanely delicious and adorable cupcakes for Ryan’s birthday back in June, so I asked her to share her process with you guys.
If your kids love SpongeBob SquarePants, then they’re already big fans of the Krabby Patty. Well, now you can make your very own Krabby Patty cupcakes! So without further ado, I’m handing the blogging reins over to my wonderful wife. While she’s busy writing, I’m gonna sneak down to the freezer and snag some cupcakes…
A few days before Ryan’s birthday, I realized that I didn’t have any birthday cake plans. I always had a plan and for some reason for this birthday I was out of ideas. So I went searching the internet and found this wonderful idea from Duncan Hines: Krabby Patty Cupcakes!
Luckily, my niece was coming over to eat frosting, oops I mean help me make Krabby Patties.
Ready? It was really easy and a lot of fun.
This what you need to buy:
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 box of chocolate cake mix
4-6 cans of vanilla frosting (I am extremely generous with my frosting)
Food coloring or already colored frosting (yellow, green, purple and red)
White sprinkles (I found these during Christmas time)
Muffin tins (if you don’t already have)
Pastry bags or if you don’t have, just a Ziploc bag will be fine
For the buns, use any yellow cake mix to make the cupcakes. The only trick here is to use a muffin tin so your buns will not have ridges on the side. I sprayed my tins with cooking spray to make sure they would pop out when they were done.
While those are cooking, prepare a chocolate cake mix the same way. Use a muffin tin and cooking spray. These will be the actual patties. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture.
When the buns have cooled, take them out of the tin and cut the buns in half as shown. If you are having trouble getting them out, take a knife and score around the edges of the cupcake.
When the patties are done, repeat the cutting procedure, but this time you only save the bottom of the chocolate cupcake. You can either freeze the tops for future use or just eat them like we did The bottom of the chocolate cupcake will be your patty.
When everything is cooling, you can make the colored frosting. Pillsbury has the purple, green and yellow done for you so you really just need to make the red (which is the most difficult color).
Assembly time! My niece Amanda was very scientific and wanted to layer the toppings exactly as they were on the real patty. We used red frosting for the ketchup, yellow for the cheese and mustard, green for the lettuce and pickle, white for the mayo, and purple for the red onion.
I used a pastry bag to apply the frosting but you could have just as easily cut a small hole on the corner of a Ziploc bag filled with frosting.
This what they looked like when Amanda was finished with the toppings.
Put the top of the bun on!
Now get your white sprinkles and some water. Wet the top bun with a drop of water from your finger and then sprinkle the sprinkles!
You are now finished!!!
These turned out incredibly yummy and I got one happy boy!