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Thursday, December 9, 2010

grinch cupcakes....!




...ok now it feels like the holidays....!....so loving the 25 days of christmas on the abc family channel...and can't wait til the grinch comes on next week.....made these for the kiddos since they love the old cartoon..(yay!)......doesn't everyone love the grinch....?


....these are chocolate peppermint cupcakes with a peppermint buttercream (basic buttercream plus 1 teaspoon of extract)....one of the best cupcake flavors ever....if you like peppermint that is....but it's not over pepperminty at all.....the cake is a doctored paula deen chocolate cake mix (that was found in a cvs for like 99 cents...)....in place of the water.....used chocolate milk and added 2 teaspoons of this....


....the grinch heads and details are made with these.....(store bought candy melts/wafers)


.....and the "spooky green" found at michaels around halloween......worked out great for the grinch color.....!


....printed out some grinches (thank you google images!)...and traced him with the melted candy....(add candy wafers to a zip lock bag, microwave until candy is just melted, then snip off an end of the baggie and trace your design)


....it took a little time to do the detail....but it was fun...and candy melts are great because you can do them ahead of time and store them for when you need them....did these a couple nights ago....but then got another idea.....an awful idea....a wonderful, awful idea....!


....same cupcake and icing (tinted grinch green..which btw is some kelly green food gel to get a nice light green then add canary yellow food gel until you get the chartreusy color)....with his mean yellow eyes and a santie hat.....

eyes and santa hat are also candy melt
...ok ok ok...you *may* think he looks like a grinchy frog or grinchy jabba the hut......but i'm going with THE GRINCH....

....and what happened then?....well, in whoville they say that the grinch's small heart grew 3 sizes that day...and then....the true meaning of christmas came through and the grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus 2!....

heart is made with fondant tinted red

....maybe christmas doesn't come from a store....maybe christmas....perhaps...means a little bit more...happy holidays everyone....!

...oh yah....so i'm bringing cupcakes into the little's holiday party....leave a comment and let me know which grinch you like best....!!

Edited to add since there have been a lot of questions: the heart inside is made from fondant (store bought not homemade), tint red and shape into a heart....for these i baked the cupcakes first for about 6-7 minutes or so, then took them out and slide the fondant hearts in, and finished the baking....the hearts held their shape for me that way....you could also try hard heart shaped candy and see if that will work!

41 comments :

  1. Those are really cool! I was planning Grinch cupcakes too, but have a different idea. I'll be sure to link to you though.
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

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  2. LOVED them so much I featured you on my blog-
    http://puertabella.blogspot.com/2010/12/grinch-cupcakes.html

    Happy Holidays!

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  3. no words....these are BEYOND ADORABLE!!!!!!! Your blog always makes me smile!

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  4. This is really wonderful! You did a fantastic job. We are huge Grinch fans and I just made a Grinch out of guacamole, but I have to say I think your cupcakes would be a bigger hit with my kiddos.

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  5. You are so creative! And you included that heart in the center! So so so cool!!

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  6. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing them. I think I like the green icing grinch best, but they are both really adorable.

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  7. these are so cute! how did you get the filling to come out in the heart shape?

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  8. Yes I am curious how you got the hearts in the middle!

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  9. thanks everyone! the heart inside is made from fondant...(i wanted to use heart shaped hard candies but couldn't find any this time of year!)....i shaped it and then after the cupcakes cooked for about 5 mins, inserted them in as i wasn't sure if the heat would melt the fondant....worked out ok though!

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  10. These are SO cute! You've got such patience to craft these grumpy little guys so beautifully!

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  11. I love your cupcakes can't wait to try to make them. My daughter loves the grinch I think i will make them for her. You know who they also remind me of oscar the grouch, oh how I miss him and the cookie monster does anyone else?

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  12. A Dr. Seuss Christmas themed cupcake, what a clever idea. These are great.

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  13. WOW!! these are impressively stunning! u are really talented!

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  14. WOW, these are the CUTEST things ever! Thanks so much for linking up to This Week's Cravings!

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  15. These are incredible! So adorable and creative! And then the heart...Over the top!!!

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  16. very cool loved seeing all the great pictures while our talent is not that great one day we may take a run at it

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  17. Super cute idea. You are right, anything Grinchy is great :) Thanks for visiting!

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  18. Wow. I learned so many things. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I like the tip on printing the image then doing your candy on wax paper on top. Plus those hearts in the middle really complete the treat! I'm adding this to my Dr. Seuss Link collection as well at your Seuss Hat cupcakes. http://www.obseussed.com/p/books.html

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  19. I wish I would have seen your ideas back in December, I wanted to make Grinch cupcakes but had no clue where to even begin! Your ideas are very inspiring! The heart inside is awesome! I have just started following your blog...but I think you should write a how to book...it would be a bestseller!

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  20. These are totally cool! The kids asked if I can try to make them this Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  21. oh my god. i'm a HUGE grinch fan and was thinking i'd make grinch halloween cupcakes sometime this week. these are the best, the heart in the middle was such a cool surprise. i can't wait to make these too!

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  22. WOW! You got some talent girl! These are great!
    Sorry for blog stalking, they just caught my eye.

    Ginger

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  23. I love this. I am wanting to make holiday sweets this year!

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  24. How did you do the heart inside without it melting!? These are AMAZING!!!!

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  25. Love these! I am the hugest grinch fan!! And so is the Littlest Helper (4yrs old). I can hardly wait to make these with her.

    I hope you don't mind, but I shared your link on my FB page
    http://www.facebook.com/EasyFreeSantaLetters

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  26. LOVE love love love the grinch's heart!I'd love to make these.....
    many hugs to you for showing the huge red heart of the oft mistaken grinch!

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  27. I like your green frosting grinch better! It's soo cute! But how did you do the heart center? What is that made of?

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  28. Take a heart shaped candy mold and make the candies yourself to stick in the cake.

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  29. What did you use for the heart? I have tried chocolates while i bake but it falls to the bottom.

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    1. I used red tinted fondant, and just shaped into a heart. I baked cupcakes for about 5 mins, then added the heart to the center (just pushed it down through batter). Hope that helps!

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  30. Thanks for sharing. These cupcakes are just too cute! I've shared them on my "grinch treats" roundup. http://thecrazycraftlady.com/?p=845

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  31. @Sugar Swings...Thank you for sharing this Grinch cupcake idea. I hope you don't mind but I went with your idea and put my own twist on it for the kids in my daughters theater class...Thought you might like to take a look:

    http://pinterest911.blogspot.ca/2012/12/step-by-step-grinch-creation.html

    Merry Christmas!!

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  32. Could you give me a little more detail on how you mixed the colors and cut out the hat/face?

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    1. Do you mean for the grinch face head toppers? They are made with candy melt/wafers made by wilton (although there are other brands too). I printed some grinch faces off the web, put a piece of parchment paper over it and "traced" the face with the candy melt (melt it in a zip lock bag in the microwave and snip off an end of the baggie to trace). The santa hat was done pretty much the same way with candy melt. I'm going to go add some more text in the blog post on the how to's since there seem to be questions over the years :)

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  33. In your hands everything look sooo good but in my hands i easyly maka disaster

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  34. A really good post. This article deserves more positive response. Cheers!

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