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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Foodie Friday!

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We are making Life preserver cupcakes!


12 vanilla cupcakes

2 containers of vanilla icing

12 plain mini doughnuts

1 Fruit roll up (red)

First, one container of the icing should be turned "water blue" using a gel food color so that it isn't diluted too much. Then ice each cupcake blue

Then take about half of the other container into a bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds. You want it to be melted but not runny. Dip each doughnut into the icing and cover. OR you can place on a rack with wax paper beneath and pour over to coat. Both work well. Then place in the refrigerator for approx. 30 minutes to set the icing again. Once removed you will need to make certain that the holes are still clear. If not use something (I used a turkey baster) to press down and clear the holes.

Then roll the fruit roll up out and cut into strips

Place each strip onto the doughnut.
I used a skewer to help lay it flat

Continue placing strips in a "life preserver" pattern

Then TaDa!

For this event I needed to double the recipe so I used some as just "water" mixed in. I kind of like the way that looked!

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Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Cute as can be, Jessica! Adorable and looks easy peasy. I like that!

ButterYum said...

What a cute idea!

ButterYum said...

PS - I love the name of your blog!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This was really cute!

PAT said...

Cute idea!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

These are adorable and will definitely fit the theme of many of our parties here at The Hut!

Mary said...

These are so cute! What a wonderful idea for a theme party. You're a very clever gal. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Joyce said...

Thanks for sharing. These are just the cutest cupcakes and I will have to make these for when we are down at the beach.

jennifer said...

Those really turned out cute. And pretty easy to make too (I like easy).