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How to make glowing cupcakes

How to make cupcake frosting glow

glow int he dark cupcakes

 

I wanted to make a recipe that even my nine year old son would think was cool. When I made this glow in the dark frosting  I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted good and was really simple to do. I was upset that I didn’t know about this chemical reaction earlier because I am positive I could have made this recipe more famous while attending college but anyway I figure sharing it on the internet would be a great way to make sure others get to enjoy the glow in the dark cupcakes.

glowing cupcake ingredients

Ingredients need to make cupcake frosting glow:

Frosting any vanilla or white kind will do

Tonic water

Green or orange jello depending on the taste you wish to achieve

a black light … you will not be able to see the glow without one of these. I bought mine on amazon. You can do the same Black light <—– or my kids wanted this black light flash light

How to make cupcake frosting glow

how to make frosting

Pour jello in a bowl add 1/3 cup of tonic water

how to make cupcake frosting

Then you will stir the jello

neon food

Place the mixture in an icing bag and mix it. Leave some tonic water and jello to spread on top.

Making frosting for cupcakes

Make sure you fully ice your cupcakes

Glow in the dark cupcake

Turn off the light and on the black light… mix up the jello and tonic water again

glow in the dark cupcakes

Repaint the cupcakes to achieve the color you want! Then enjoy your new neon rocking cupcakes.

If you like cooking with kids check out our series! Easy Kid Recipes

 

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September 15, 2013

Minecraft Birthday Cake: Stampy Cake

Minecraft Birthday Cake

Stampy Cake

Minecraft Birthday Cake

Have you heard of Minecraft?  It’s the video game that has a cult following among the younger set.  Think of it as a blend of Sims and pretty much any Atari game from the 80’s.  Despite it lacking mind blowing graphics, kids are engrossed in it.  My kid loves it and he not only plays it constantly, but he watches videos about it on youtube.  So here it is, birthday time, and my son requested a blend of a character from his favorite youtube Minecraft celebrity and the game itself.  He requested a Mr. Stampy Cat cake.  So, off to google I went, in search of what a Stampy Cat looked like and how I could make a cake to incorporate both requests.  I quickly noticed there weren’t any Stampy Cake and most of the Minecraft cakes were of the “Creeper”…the big green guy.  I opted for something different, and wanted to share it so that it may inspire you to get creative with your next birthday cake.  Another way to make dollars out of change is to skip the bakery and make your own birthday cakes!

Minecraft Birthday Cake: Stampy Cake

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Top 10 Places to Host a Birthday Party

Plan the Best Party at These Places to Host a Birthday Party

Birthday Parties are always fun for the birthday boy or girl but sometimes as the parent it can not be so fun. We spend weeks planning, organizing, cleaning, and before we know it the party is over and we didn’t get to enjoy any of it. We clean our house again when it is all over and wonder what we can do different next time.  One of the best ways to cut down the stress is to host the party at an offsite location. Every place is not created equal and we have compiled the best places.

Check out our Top 10 Places to Host a Birthday Party.

  •  Bowling Alley-Most alleys  have party rooms where you can have pizza, cake an ice cream after enjoying a game or two of bowling.  Great for kids of all ages because alleys will allow you to do some bumper lanes and some regular lanes.
  • Bounce House– Enjoy an hour or more of bouncing fun and the kids will be ready to sit down and enjoy their cake and ice cream in the provided party room. Send them home tired and the parents will thank you.
  • Build A Bear Workshop– Every child will love to take home their own cuddly animal and with a dedicated party host/hostess you can sit back and watch them enjoy making their creations.Many options to choose from in price. 
  • Local Pool/Gym-You local recreation center, gymnasium, YMCA or indoor pool center will hold a party complete with supervision. Every child loves the water and most have on site party rooms where you can have cake and ice cream and open presents. 

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May 8, 2012

Tips on How to Host The Avengers Superhero Party

Now that The Avengers had topped box office history, for sure kids and yes even adults would love to have a superheroes themed party for birthdays or just for fun.

To help you out with party planning below are a few tips from Ms. Ricky Eisen, Founder and President of Events and Celebrations by Between the Bread, on…

“How to Throw a Superhero Party Worthy of ‘The Avengers'”

Invitations: Start your party off right with the perfect invitation. You can make your own postcard invitations with cardboard cut-outs of bright blue painted stars, and include the details about your party in a thin black marker. Decorate the front of each with classic comic book words like POW!, ZAP! And WAM!

Décor: The Avengers bring together 6 epic superheroes. Create your own easy decorations with cardboard cutouts of spiders and paint them black, neon green head’s of The Hulk and classic American flags for Captain America and, throughout the party, use bold colored streamers, which will add some mystery to the room.

Centerpieces: Choose your favorite Avenger and decorate the table around that character. Use lots of primary colors, since comic strips are usually blue, yellow and red. Print outs of comic book pages covered in contact paper make great placemats. Blanket your tables with these to tie the décor together and include stars, spiders and Hawkeye cut-outs on wooden sticks around the table with silver confetti.

Music: Keep the music simple but fun. “Live to Rise,” the original song written for and appearing in the film is the first single from the Marvel Music/Hollywood Records release Avengers Assemble. The epic and cinematic video, featuring a searing live performance with film footage, was directed by Robert Hales (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janet Jackson, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake). View “Live To Rise”:  or here.

Menu: Mini snacks such as cut-out tea-sandwiches make great finger food. Look for cookie cutters in shields, stars and spiders to create these treats. For Incredible Hulk themed beverages, create trays of green ice cubes by freezing water with green food color, and WOW! guests as their clear citrusy beverages transform color before their very eyes.

Party Favors: As a parting gift, place a few Avenger designed cookies in a cellophane bag and close with a gold twist-tie – your guests can enjoy the party for days to follow with these treats!”

RECIPES

1. Whip up a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe and use a cookie cutter to make character cookies. They make Superhero cookie cutters in the shape of many Avengers heroes. You can also use any oval shaped cookie cutter and instead fill in the details with your decorating. Once your cookies are baked and cooled, you are ready to begin decorating.

2. You can make your own royal icing (See: How to Make Your Own Royal Icing included below) or use store-bought. Color with food coloring to achieve the various colors you want for decorating. We recommend green (for the Hulk), yellow, blue, black, white, and brown. Place each color in a piping bag.

3. Begin by outlining the cookie in your base color. (If you were starting with The Hulk, outline the entire shape in green. Color in your outline with green icing and cover the entire cookie. (You can actually use a paintbrush to “paint” your cookie.) Give the base a few minutes to dry and choose your next color. For The Hulk’s hair, outline his hairline in black and proceed to fill in with black icing. You can continue to draw features in and watch your character come to life.

How to Make Your Own Royal Icing
3 egg whites, at room temperature. We prefer dehydrated egg whites, available at most supermarkets.
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring (optional)
Mix above ingredients with a little warm water until smooth. Add food coloring.

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