Thinking of how to throw together a plan for a houseful of children and remembering that it was my schnauzer, Raiders 9th birthday I told the kids we were having a Pizza Birthday Party to celebrate. A menu of frozen pizza, canned peaches and popped popcorn would have to cover the nutritional chart this day. I even found some cute napkins and cups and no one minded that there were snowmen on them.
The cupcakes turned out so cute and a great cooking-with-kids project. Using a boxed cake mix and a tub of frosting, even the youngest baker will enjoy the experience. I didn’t have frosting on hand when Ella came, so we spent just a little extra time to make cream cheese frosting.
- I didn’t have a container of frosting so I made a batch of cream cheese frosting and then stirred in the jam.
- I piped the frosting onto the cupcake bottom and then, after adding the top, I piped into the hole with additional frosting.
- I did not have a small heart-shaped cookie cutter so used a round one. A heart shape would be really cute though.