Final Summer Fabulous Friday!

Better late than never right?

Almost a month ago we celebrated our final Fabulous Friday of the summer.  The munchkins and I finished it off with a fun activity from one of our favorite books:

Pinkalicious!

What better way to connect to the book than to make Pink cupcakes!  So we tried our first recipe from scratch and Laffy Taffy frosting to top them off!

I don’t remember where I found the cupcake recipe from currently.  They were very light but the texture was like a slightly sweetened muffin.  Purplicious ADORED them plain.  If anyone is really interested in the recipe leave me a comment and I will find it.

Naturally we dyed our cupcakes pink!  I will admit that an all white cupcake batter would  have made this task a little easier!

Placed them in fun pink striped cupcake liners!

Baked them and then let them cool.

Now it was time to get the frosting ready!  First step a sorting activity!  I wasn’t able to find just strawberry Laffy Taffy sold on its own.  This turned out great though because it allowed the munchkins to practice their sorting skills.   The Strawberry and Cherry were the trickiest!

Next we counted out 20 pieces Laffy Taffy and started our frosting

Laffy Taffy Frosting 

Adapted from: REAL Mom Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 20 pieces of Strawberry Laffy Taffy
  • 4 TBS Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups butter at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

1.  In a sauce pan combine taffy and heavy cream stirring until smooth.

2.  Remove from heat and let cool

3.  Once Taffy mixture has cooled some whip butter in mixer until smooth

4.  Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time whipping until fluffy.

5.  Add melted taffy one spoonful at a time turning your mixer to high each time.

 

Now we were ready to DECORATE!

Here is a fuss free tip for filling decorator bags on your own:

  Place tip in bag and place empty bag over a cup:

Fill with frosting

Pull off cup fold up bag and you are ready to go!

Next up I turned the munchkins loose:

There end results were perfect:

We invited Grandma and Grandpa over for a fun treat!

If you are looking for other great Pinkalicous idea’s go here  they have all sorts of fun activities.  Some I had planned on getting to that day but we didn’t!  Seems to be how things are going these days!   Maybe we will have a repeat next summer!

That wraps up our Fabulous Friday’s for this year!  We may still sneak a few more in here and there we’ll let you know!

As always have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!

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One Response to Final Summer Fabulous Friday!

  1. Soozee Carmichael says:

    They were very fabulous cupcakes!!! Have you seen my friend’s blog with her link in party every first Friday of the month? I think you should think about linking in! It would be fun….I promise….!!!

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