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DAD’S DAY: Lawn Mower Cupcakes

By Jackie Burrell
Friday, June 12th, 2009 at 12:21 pm in Cuisine, Dads.

Lawnmower Cupcake (Courtesy Family Fun Magazine) Father’s Day is just over a week away, so we’re launching our Dad-inspired countdown of crafts, recipes and cool ways to celebrate the big guy. And as usual, our buddies at Family Fun Magazine have a million great ideas. Erin, in their press office, told us to get a load of the “sweet lawn mower cupcakes” in the June issue, calling them “a cut above” other daddy-themed desserts. We grabbed the recipe before she could make any more terrible puns. Basically, you start with a basic chocolate-frosted cupcake and…

1. Mix a few drops of green food coloring into a handful of flaked coconut, then sprinkle the “grass” over the still moist frosting.

2. The mower is actually a dark chocolate Hershey’s Nuggets body, with brown M&M’s as wheels, and a red M&M for the engine. Use your leftover frosting to “glue” the embellishments in place. Then stick the mower body to the top of the cupcake.

3. Finally, use a black licorice lace to form the mower’s handle, sticking the ends into the cupcake to secure it. Voila!

Too cute. Looking for more cupcake ideas?

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2 Responses to “DAD’S DAY: Lawn Mower Cupcakes”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Thanks for the link to!! We love your blog :)

  2. Moises Jaffe Says:

    Great information in your posting, I watched a report on the tv the other day about this same thing and since I am getting married next month and the timing could not have been better! thanks for the ideas!, I have bookmarked, thanks Moises Jaffe

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