Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{ "Ice Cream" Cupcakes }




 The Bean has 2 days of 9th grade left. TWO DAYS? Two days left as a High School Freshman.

That's just not right. Sophomore seems SO much older than a Freshman.

Plus I don't get to call him names like Freshy, Freshbait, and Freshmeat. 

Sophomore is just no fun.

At the end of the year, he likes to give his teachers a little gift. We've done Ice Cream Cone Cake Balls and Giant Cookies from this recipe (which we dipped 1/2 way in melted chocolate & covered in sprinkles). They are also quite fond of these Caramel Apples,that we gave them as Christmas gifts.

Now, I'm going to let you in on a little secret.

If you give an Elementary School Teacher a gift, they will be very appreciative and thankful. If you give a Jr. High/High School Teacher a gift, they will loose their minds.

See, something happens between Elementary School and Jr. High School. The gifts, they stop. I assume it's because, instead of 1 teacher, the kids have several, but I'm not sure. It's an interesting phenomenon. While an Elementary Teacher's desk at Christmas is loaded with gifts, a Jr High/High School Teacher's is empty.

Now, I totally understand, gifts are expensive, that is why we started making gifts from the oven.
They love it.

This year, we found this cool cupcake originally posted at Living Locurto by Kristan of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

Now, how dang cute are those?


Here's our take on them...

It's just a cupcake in an ice cream container (I got these at Bake it Pretty)  with a holy ton of icing.

Our icing was scooped with an actual ice cream scoop.

Top that with melted chocolate (chocolate bark), then sprinkles, and a red gumball, or, as we used, a red Peanut M&M (M side down, of course!).

You can also buy little domed lids for the containers, or you can package them as Kristan did.


We added a note, taped a spoon to the top, and bam, done.

The Bean made the icing, did the sprinkles, and added the cherry. He wanted me to spoon the chocolate on, however.

 I'm clearly more gifted in chocolate plopping.

It's a life skill.


How great would these be for a birthday party? 

Great for a summertime party too!

And yes, as always, the teachers were thrilled.

2 more days. I can't believe my lil Bean is nearly a Sophomoron.

Ok, that's a little mean, but I've got a few months to work on it.

Happy Summer!!

Tina

2 comments:

  1. These are super adorable!! I love the containers and you did a great job really making them look like ice cream!

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  2. these are darling!

    and you could always call him 'Sophie' ;) just sayin.....

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