Category Archives: Children’s Day

Mouthwatering Sesame Street Cupcakes!

These Cookie Monster cupcakes are the perfect combination of funny and delicious that younger kids will love. Also, they are so easy to make that you can include your little helpers in the process! Whether for a party at school or at home or even just to make a regular day a little extra special, these cupcakes are just the thing to put a smile on your child's face.

cookie monster cupcakesHere's the recipe we used for our chocolate cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • icing sugar
  • blue food coloring

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups .

3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

4. For the icing, melt a tablespoon of butter and add icing sugar, a splash of lemon juice (or just water) and blue food coloring and mix it well.

5. Frost with the blue icing and  dip it into coconut. Make the google eyes with marshmallows (small pieces cut from the big ones) and a dot of black icing. Hold the cookie into the mouth with icing or alternatively use a sugar candy tongue.

Nom, nom, nom!

TV, Or Not TV For Kids! (Thanks to Shakespeare)

Who needs television, when you have a giant box and some well loved stuffed animals lying around? Here's our newest version of home theater! This is your chance to take part in 'America's Got Talent'. Start a competition over who can fascinate the babies in the audience the best! This is also great for older children, they can entertain their…
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Geocaching, What A Lovely Activity For The Kids!

Looking for a way to spend the day outside, with an exciting activity that the whole family can enjoy? Try geocaching! Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt. It involves putting coordinates that you find online (on a geocaching-dedicated website) into a GPS and go searching for  a cache that someone else has hidden in the real world. There…
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