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