Saturday, July 21, 2012

Phillies Phanatic Cupcakes

Our oldest turned 4 yesterday.  I’ve always heard the days can at times feel like years but the years will feel like a day.  So true.  It seems like yesterday that we were pacing our living room at 3 AM watching the Olympics live because we had an infant who did not like to sleep on his back.  Sigh. 

Now’s he’s a very active 4 year old who loves the Phillies so after I gained some confidence with our middle child’s Elmo cupcakes I thought I’d give the Phillies mascot, the Phanatic, a shot for his birthday party.  Hmmm.  About 15 hours before his birthday party I stood in my kitchen, ingredients in hand, wondering what I was thinking.  Cupcakes of this?

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Pushing on.  The most distinctive part of the Phantic is his snout so I figured that had to be very pronounced.  I sprayed large marshmallows green with Wilton Color Mist.  Using Betty Crocker icing that comes in a can with the decorating tips built in I covered the cupcake in green frosting.  To make the eyes I cut a mini marshmallow in half and used the tips of chocolate chips for the eye balls.  I swear they were easier than the look and Matthew loved them!

Philly Phanatic Cupcakes

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Go Phils!

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