Alligator Cupcakes

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Hello RTSTH readers! I’m Jillian from Food Folks and Fun and I am so excited to share with you these Alligator Cupcakes I made with my daughter, Mia.

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Mia LOVES the book “The Lady with the Alligator Purse”. We read it almost everyday and she knows it by heart. So one day I decided to use the book as inspiration for a little “mommy school” lesson. We started by reading/singing the story  as she pointed out all of the capital “A”s. We then turned our letter A foam letter into an alligator (pictured below), and finally we made these alligator cupcakes.

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Mia is thrilled anytime she can help me in the kitchen, and I love the company. Since “The Lady with the Alligator Purse” is one of her favorite books I wanted to come up with a special treat to make to go along with the book. These alligator cupcakes are super easy to make, let me show you how.

Materials Needed for the Alligator Cupcakes:

  1. 10 standard-sized cupcakes, your choice of flavor (cupcake wrappers are optional)
  2. 1  1/2 cups green frosting
  3. 1/4 cup white frosting
  4. 2 Disposable piping bags (Wilton or the like)
  5. Large star tip (I use a Wilton 1M tip)
  6. Small star tip
  7. 4 chocolate chips (I used the larger bittersweet chocolate chips from Ghirardelli

 

steps_1_2STEP 1 // Arrange the cupcakes in 2 rows of 3, a row of 2, and a row of 1, as pictured above.

STEP 2 //  Using the a disposable piping bag fitted with a large star tip, frost the cupcakes with the green frosting.

steps 3_4STEP 3 // Unwrap the remaining cupcake and cut it in half. Place it between the rows of 3 for the alligator’s eyes.

STEP 4 // Using the a disposable piping bag fitted with a small star tip, frost the front and back of the cupcake with the white frosting.

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STEP 5 // Place the chocolate chips for the eyes and snout and you’re done!

I hope you enjoyed my little Cooking with Kids tutorial. Until next time!

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About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

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