After a long (too long) of a break from our stART projects, we are going to try to get back on board for the summer. We kicked off this week by reading “The Sun is My Favorite Star” by Frank Asch. This is a simple, yet informational, book about all the things the sun does for us. A great topic to kick off summer, right?
For our project we made Sunshine Cupcakes to share with our neighbors and daycare friends. The idea came from Pintrest via Taste of Home.
I started by baking the cupcakes, yes, straight from the boxed mix! I know, super fancy! I also used the canned frosting.
Will helped with the decorating portion of the project. He had a great time and it even kept his attention until we were done. After that project, he did not have the patience to visit with our neighbors when we dropped them off.
Boxed Cake Mix
Canned Frosting (white)
Food Coloring or Paste (yellow & red)
Mini Chocolate Chips
Yellow Sprinkles (optional)
After I frosted the cupcakes, Will was the official sprinkle guy. Note we did this on a plastic tray so the many, many, many extra sprinkles could be returned to the bottle to reuse. If I were to do this project again, I’d suggest skipping the sprinkles since it make it hard to stick the rest of the candy on.
Next, we placed two mini chocolate chips near the center to make the sun’s eyes. I used red frosting to draw the smile. The recipe suggested using red licorice for the smile. The frosting worked pretty slick.
Last, we added candy corn candies around the perimeter of the cupcake to make the sun’s rays.