Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

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Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes

If you like porcupines and cupcakes, then today is your day! Wonder Park, in theaters March 15, tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

We’re so excited to see this movie! After watching the trailer and seeing all of the movie characters, Steve the porcupine made me laugh out loud. I immediately imagined him as a cupcake. So true to the imagination theme of film, I’m excited to show you how to make these funny Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Birthday Party Ideas

 

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

Meet Steve from Wonder Park

Steve is Wonder Park’s safety officer. I can only imagine what it will be like having a porcupine as the safety officer. I’m guessing lots of laughs! What do you think of him as a cupcake? I think he’s pretty sharp myself!

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Watch the clip all about Steve below. Then I’ll show you how to turn him into porcupine cupcakes!

 

How to Make Steve the Porcupine Cupcakes

I haven’t seen many porcupine cupcakes on the internet, so what you see came straight out of my imagination. Steve is very simple… just a big pink nose and large teeth. Having a bunch of these Wonder Park porcupine cupcakes on a dessert table will really wow your party guests!

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert.

First, bake or buy your favorite cupcakes. Now frost your cupcakes with white frosting. Want a good recipe? These fluffy white cake and frosting recipe is amazing!

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Spray the top of each cupcake with silver food coloring mist and set aside.

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Wonder Park Porcupine Face

What you’ll need for Porcupine cupcake faces:

  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Pink Candy Melts
  • Pink and Black Edible Markers
  • Toothpicks and Scissors

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Porcupine Nose

Make the porcupine nose by using a toothpick to carve two nostrils on the bottom half of a pink candy melt. Color the nostrils with a pink edible marker so they stand out.

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Porcupine Mouth

With a sharp knife, slice a mini marshmallow in half and trim the top of each half off so it looks like a smile shape. Outline a tooth onto the marshmallow mouth with a black edible marker. Now color the rest of the mouth black.

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Easy Porcupine Quills

Once you have Steve’s mouth and noses made, you’re ready to decorate your porcupine cupcakes! Cookies and cream Pocky candy are perfect for his quills!

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Begin by inserting a few pocky candy pieces into the top of the cupcake. Break some in half to make various sizes of needles. Use 10-15 pocky pieces per cupcake. I used three 2.47 oz boxes to make six cupcakes.

Gently place a pink nose onto a cupcake, then add his marshmallow mouth and push into the icing well.

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert.

Cute Porcupine Cupcakes!

Didn’t Steve turn out cute? I hope you enjoyed this easy porcupine cupcake tutorial. Go see Wonder Park in theaters March 15! Visit WonderParkMovie.com to get your tickets now!

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Porcupine Cupcakes

Easy recipe for Wonder Park Porcupine Cupcakes. Learn how to turn a lovable movie character into a sweet dessert. Fun party food idea!

  • 12 Vanilla Cupcakes with White Frosting
  • 1 can Silver Food Color Spray
  • 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Pink Candy Melts
  • 1 Pink Edible Marker
  • 1 Black Edible Marker
  • 6 2.47 oz boxes Cookies and Cream Pocky Candy
  1. Frost your cupcakes with white frosting.
  2. Spray the top of each cupcake with sliver food coloring mist and set aside.
  3. Make the porcupine nose by using a toothpick to carve two nostrils on the bottom half of a pink candy melt.
  4. Color the nostrils with a pink edible marker. Repeat until you have 12 noses.
  5. With a sharp knife, slice a mini marshmallow in half and trim the top of each half off so it looks like a smile shape.
  6. Outline a tooth onto the marshmallow mouth with a black edible marker. Color the rest of the mouth black. Repeat until you have 12 mouths.
  7. Begin decorating the cupcakes by inserting a few pocky candy pieces into the top of the cupcake. Break some in half to make various sizes of needles. Use 10-15 pocky pieces per cupcake.

  8. Gently place a pink nose onto a cupcake.
  9. Add his marshmallow mouth and push into the icing well.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Watch the Wonder Park trailer below…

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How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

You’ll love this easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial! Learn how to make a delicious white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect cake for a birthday party or special occasion.

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The Cutest How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipes!

Looking for a fun How to Train Your Dragon Cake for a birthday party or other special celebration? Then you’re going to love how easy these dragon cakes are to make with this fluffy white cake and buttercream frosting recipe!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be in theaters February 22 and I’m excited to share how I easily turned Toothless, the Night Fury dragon and his new friend, Light Fury, into adorable cakes. Make one cake or both, either way they’ll turn out to be the cutest cakes for any party!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon Cake Recipe

If you’ve never seen these films, be sure to get caught up the first two, because they are super cute! In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World , Hiccup is the Viking chief and ruler of Berk. He created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia along with his fearsome Night Fury dragon, Toothless.

When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

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How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial

The secret to making a How to Train Your Dragon cake is to use my printables! I spent a long time designing printables that would work just right for a small cake. I wanted to turn both dragons into cakes, so I used 5″ round cake pans. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

For these printables to work perfectly, I suggest a 5″-6″ cake pan. You can make one cake, but they sure look cute when you have both the white and black dragons together!

How To Make Dragon Cake Printables

First, download and print these dragon cake printables in the link below (scroll down). Once you have printed and cut them out, start by hot gluing 1/2 inch cut paper straws onto the back of the eyes.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

I used toothpicks to attach the other dragon parts into my cake.

IMPORTANT: When the paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to serve the cake.

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake Tutorial! Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon birthday cake with printables.

Toothless is black, so if the frosting touches the black paper, you can’t see any residue. Isn’t he cute?

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I love how pretty the Light Fury cake turned out!

Make sure your printables do not touch the white dragon cake, because you will have some of the frosting soak into the white paper. My fluffy white cake recipe is perfect for this dragon!

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I hope you enjoy these adorable How To Train Your Dragon cake tutorials!

Scroll down to print the White Cake and White Buttercream Frosting recipes. Be sure to go see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!

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Download the How to Train Your Dragon Cake Printables

Each printable design is meant to be used on a three layered 5″ round cake. A 6″ round cake will work fine as well. Click here for a 5″ round cake pan.

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How to Train Your Dragon White Cake Recipe

Easy How To Train Your Dragon Cake tutorial. Fluffy white cake recipe for a Night Fury or Light Fury dragon cake. A perfect birthday party cake!

White Cake

  • 3  cups  cake flour
  • 2  cups  sugar
  • 4  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 5  egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1  entire egg (room temperature)
  • 1  cup  whole milk
  • 2   teaspoons  pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup  unsalted butter

White Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Black food gel (if making Night Fury)

White Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line three 5” or 6” inch cake pans with parchment paper. (I used 5 inch for my dragon cakes)
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, and almond extract together in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a mixer, gently combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Add butter and mix on low until you get a crumbly texture.
  5. Add the liquid mixture a small portion at a time and mix until light and fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into each cake pan.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to over bake! Check at 15-20 minutes to test if it’s done by placing a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
  8. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pans.

Frosting Directions

  1. In a mixer, cream the butter until it is smooth for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar 1/2 a cup at a time then mix another minute.
  3. Add vanilla, a pinch of salt and milk until frosting has reached the preferred consistency.

  4. If making the Night Fury cake, mix in black food gel a few drops at a time until you get the desired color.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Make the top of the cakes even by using a serrated knife and cutting the cake top to level the surface.
  2. Place bottom cake layer on a cake turntable or cake board and spread frosting to the top. Repeat until entire cake is assembled.
  3. Complete frosting the cake by adding one thin layer all over and placing cake into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then add the final layer of frosting.
  4. Add the How to Train Your Dragon printables into the cake as shown for the dragon.

*This recipe is for 1 cake. Double the cake recipe to make two cakes. 

If you prefer to use a cake mix: Use 2 cake mix boxes for one three layer cake. 

IMPORTANT: When paper touches the buttercream frosting, it can make the paper greasy. When inserting your printables into the cake, try leaving a gap between the paper and the cake if possible. I suggest not adding the printables until right before you are ready to display or serve the cake.

Watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World trailer. In theaters February 22! Get your tickets now.

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LEGO Movie Cupcakes & Printables

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party or movie night. Colorful candy cups make this an extra awesome treat!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party. Colorful candy cups make an extra awesome treat!

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Awesome LEGO Cupcakes Celebrating The LEGO Movie 2

I’m so excited to see The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part! It will be in theaters starting February 8, and if you have LEGO lovers in your home like I do, you’ll really enjoy these fun LEGO Cupcakes with Free Printables from the LEGO Movie 2!

We laugh so hard at the LEGO movies and will be going to see this new one as soon as it comes out. Hopefully these cute LEGO Cupcakes and printables will inspire you with ideas for a fun movie watching night or upcoming birthday party for your LEGO fan!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2.

LEGO Movie 2

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

 

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How to Make Fun LEGO Cupcakes

I will never forget making adorable LEGO Cake Pops many years ago for my son’s 7th birthday party. It’s hard to believe he is sixteen now! His cake pops went wild around the internet and now you see them everywhere! I’m excited to share another cute LEGO dessert idea for you today.

These sweet treats are easy to make with your favorite cupcakes, colorful candies, plastic cups, my new free LEGO Movie printable cupcake toppers and paper straws. (Scroll down to download the printables.)

Adding M&M’s candy into clear plastic cups is an extra cute way to display your LEGO cupcakes on a party table.  I’ve also put candy into plastic champagne flutes before as well. You really can’t go wrong using these fun LEGO Movie 2 character printables as cupcake toppers.

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie 2. A fun dessert idea for a LEGO birthday party.

 

I love Lucy, aka Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks. She’s a tough master builder with the coolest hair around!

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie. Girl Lego Party ideas and dessert for a LEGO birthday party.

 

LEGO Batman

I’m probably most excited about Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, making a comeback in the new movie. He is so funny! I’m often heard laughing the loudest in the entire theater when he comes on screen. (Seriously, you can ask my kids… I laugh loud! ha!)

If you love Batman too, don’t miss these LEGO Batman treat bags I made for his movie.

LEGO Cupcakes with free printables from The LEGO Movie. Batman Party ideas and dessert for a LEGO birthday party.

All of the characters look adorable all together on these LEGO Cupcakes. Now I can’t wait to see the movie!

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The LEGO Movie 2 Free Printables

If you want to host a birthday party or have friends over for a movie watching night, make sure to download and print The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part printables below.

You’ll get nine character tags perfect for gift tags, cupcake toppers, or to use for a mini banner featuring:

  • Emmet
  • Lucy
  • Sweet Mayhem
  • Unikitty
  • Benny
  • Rex Dangervest
  • Queen Watevra
  • Batman
  • MetalBeard

The LEGO Movie 2 Free Printables - Cute LEGO Cupcake toppers.

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Watch The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer 

Check out the official trailer below and go see the movie on February 8. Have fun!

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Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors are perfect for a birthday party or kids craft activity. Enjoy this cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printables.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

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If you haven’t seen Nella the Princess Knight yet on Nickelodeon, then it’s a must watch! It’s royally awesome and what inspired these adorable Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors, an easy craft perfect for a birthday party or making for friends. Nella is a princess who possesses royal qualities of grace and compassion, while is full of the courage and determination of a brave knight. Watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon!

I love how Nella is more than a princess, and more than a knight. She’s the princess-knight! I also love how she rides a talking unicorn and fights for justice on every adventure. A hero unlike any other, she stays true to herself through determination, power, and courage.

Nella the Princess Knight

One of our favorite characters is Trinket, Nella’s talking unicorn and best friend who loves fashion. She is one stylish unicorn who is supportive and encouraging of her friends, and will be serious if the situation calls for it, in order to help Nella solve problems.

Making unicorn cotton candy party favors that look like Trinket will no doubt be a hit at any party! If you host a Nella the Princess Knight party, be sure to download and print the tags I designed for gift tags or party table decor.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft activity. Cute DIY unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.

I love how this show encourages kids to be strong smart and full of heart. We really need more shows like this! I’ve been traveling a lot the past week with my daughter for her competitive cheer competitions and always amazed by her courage and heart. She wows me everyday and after making these unicorn party favors with her, we took some photos which made me laugh so hard!! I tried to get her to be serious, but that wasn’t going to happen. She loves to make people laugh and her silly posing eventually got us both laughing so hard that I finally gave up trying. ha!

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printables.

If you love unicorns, I hope you take some time to make these unicorn cotton candy party favors with your little princesses. I bet there will be some good belly laughs as well. We sure had fun and now every time we watch Nella the Princess Knight we’ll think of our fun crafting day! You can watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon and find full episodes online here too.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Nella the Princess Knight party ideas.

How to make Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Unicorn party idea for kids with Nella the Princess Knight printables.

What you’ll need to make unicorn cotton candy party favors:

White paper cups

Pink Marabou feather boa

Pink and blue swirl cotton candy

Frosting bags

Tape or Glue Dots

Scissors

Black Sharpie Marker

Pink Crayon or Marker

White Card Stock

Small flower embellishments (Trinket wears a turquoise flower)

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft supplies.

Step 1: Place the cotton candy into a frosting bag, twist and seal with tape.

Step 2: Cut unicorn ears about 1.5 inches high out of white card stock.

Step 3: Trim the pink boa into 3-4 inch pieces. This might be very messy depending on your brand of boa! I found one at a craft store for a few dollars, but it made a mess after cutting. I suggest cutting over a trash can.

Step 4: Punch a hole into the bottom of a cup, pull the end of the frosting bag through the hole then do the same with the piece of pink boa.

Step 5: With a glue dot or tape, attach the ears and a flower.

Step 6: Draw eyes with the sharpie and pink dots for the nose onto the cup.

Step 7: Print the Nella the Princess Knight tags for gifts or party table decor.

Download the Free Printable Nella the Princess Knight Tags

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors perfect for a birthday or kids craft. Unicorn party idea with Nella the Princess Knight printable tags.

Print Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags

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Have fun with these unicorn cotton candy party favors and be your sparkly best!

Watch Nella the Princess Knight weekdays on Nickelodeon and get even more Nella content at nickjr.com/nella-the-princess-knight.

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors

Unicorn Cotton Candy Party Favors are perfect for a birthday party or kids craft activity. Cute Unicorn party Ideas with Nella the Princess Knight printable gift tags.

  • White paper cups
  • Pink Marabou feather boa
  • Pink and blue swirl cotton candy
  • Frosting bags
  • Tape or Glue Dots
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Pink Crayon or Marker
  • White Card Stock
  • Small flower embellishments (Trinket wears a turquoise flower)
  1. Place the cotton candy into a frosting bag, twist and seal with tape.
  2. Cut unicorn ears about 1.5 inches high out of white card stock.
  3. Cut the pink boa into 3-4 inch pieces. Cut over a trash can to avoid mess.

  4. Punch a hole into the bottom of a cup, pull the end of the frosting bag through the hole then do the same with the piece of pink boa.
  5. With a glue dot or tape, attach the ears and a flower.
  6. Draw eyes with the sharpie and pink dots for the nose onto the cup.
  7. Print the Nella the Princess Knight tags for gifts or party table decor.

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Sherlock Gnomes Donuts

Cute no-bake Gnome Donuts to celebrate Sherlock Gnomes. The new fun, family friendly movie coming to theaters on March 23! Easy recipe idea for a woodland, fairy or gnome themed party.

Cute no-bake Gnome Donuts to celebrate Sherlock Gnomes a fun, family friendly movie. Easy recipe idea for a woodland, fairy or gnome themed party.

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Sherlock Gnomes Donuts and Juice

I’m a HUGE fan of garden gnomes and have just made the cutest Gnome Donuts to celebrate Sherlock Gnomes a fun, family friendly movie in theaters March 23. The trailer looks adorable and full of action, teamwork and adventure. What a perfect movie to see during spring break! I can’t wait to see this film since it inspired these fun, easy to make no-bake gnome donuts and juice! After sketching several ideas for gnome donuts, I feel like I know these movie characters inside and out. 

They’re on a mission to bring every gnome home. After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.

Those tiny red gnomes in the movie poster are so cute! I couldn’t wait to turn them into donuts and especially excited to create an edible Juliet. She’s my favorite character for sure! I think they turned out ADORABLE. Wouldn’t these donuts be so cute for a woodland themed “Sherlock Gnomes” party?

I love creating fun food for parties! These small Sherlock Gnomes toys show you just how bite sized the donuts are, making them the perfect snack for kids. I added colorful drinks to the bottles to serve as their outfits, but you don’t have to serve these on small bottles. They would be just as fun all alone on a plate.

How to Make Sherlock Gnome Donuts

First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. Scroll down and print the recipe for a list of all ingredients you will need. I used Glazed Hostess Donettes for the donuts and Reese’s Puffs cereal for the noses and ears.

Gnome Hats

Cut paper into about 3”-4” squares and shape into a funnel with the bottom a little bit larger than the width of the donut. Secure with tape and trim to fit.

 

Juliet

To make Juliet, add chocolate frosting to a decorating bag with a petal decorating tip attached. Pipe on Juliet’s hair. Stick two mini chocolate chips into the donuts sideways as eyes. The curvy tip should look like eye lashes. Add a tiny dot of white icing to a candy lip and place on the donut.

Juliet Gnome Donuts | No Bake Sherlock Gnomes Party Treat

Gnomeo

Squeeze some white icing into a small bowl and add a few drops of yellow. Mix well. With a knife, add yellow icing onto a donut for his hair. Attach a piece of cereal with icing as his nose. Insert two mini chocolate chips for eyes. Pipe on his beard with white icing.

Gnomeo Gnome Donuts | No Bake Sherlock Gnomes Party Treat

Sherlock Gnomes

Cut the edges off of a piece of cereal to make his nose. Attach with icing. Insert two mini chocolate chips for eyes. Pipe on his beard with white icing. Add cereal ears and chocolate sideburns. For Sherlock’s hat, cut a curved portion out of the front of the hat and bend. Place on top of donuts.

Sherlock Holmes Gnome Donuts | No Bake Sherlock Gnomes Party Treat

 

Add colorful drinks to milk bottles and place donuts on the rim. Add straws, gnome hats and serve!

 These little gnome guys are easy to make!

Funny Gnome Donuts | No Bake Sherlock Gnomes Party Treat

I hope you got some fun party inspiration from today’s Gnome Donuts!

Watch the Sherlock Gnomes trailer and see the movie in theaters March 23!

Gnome Donuts

Cute no-bake Gnome Donuts to celebrate Sherlock Gnomes a fun, family friendly movie. Easy recipe idea for a woodland or gnome themed party.

  • Mini Glazed Donuts (I used Glazed Hostess Donettes)
  • Round Cereal ( I used Reese’s Puffs)
  • White Decorating Icing
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Lips Candy Sprinkles (Tiny Hearts will work too)
  • Frosting Decorating Bag (or Zipper Bag)
  • Petal Decorating Tip
  • Small Milk Bottles
  • Drinks in blue, red and green
  • Paper Straws Straws (blue, red, green)
  • Card Stock (blue, red, green)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  1. Juliet: Add chocolate frosting to a decorating bag with a petal decorating tip attached. Pipe on Juliet’s hair. Stick two mini chocolate chips into the donuts sideways as eyes. The curvy tip should look like eye lashes. Add a tiny dot of white icing to a candy lip and place on the donut. Set aside to dry.
  2. Gnomeo: Squeeze some white icing into a small bowl and add a few drops of yellow. Mix well. With a knife, add yellow icing onto a donut for his hair. Attach a piece of cereal with icing as his nose. Insert two mini chocolate chips for eyes. Pipe on his beard with white icing. Set aside to dry.
  3. Sherlock: Cut the edges off of a piece of cereal to make his nose. Attach with icing. Insert two mini chocolate chips for eyes. Pipe on his beard with white icing. Add cereal ears and chocolate sideburns. Set aside to dry.
  4. Gnome Hats: Cut paper into about 3”-4” squares and shape into a funnel with the bottom a little bit larger than the width of the donut. Secure with tape and trim to fit. For Sherlock’s hat, cut a curved portion out of the front of the hat and bend.

  5. Add colorful drinks to milk bottles and place donuts on the rim. Add straws, gnome hats and serve!


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Early Man Soccer Cookie Cake

How to make a Soccer Cookie Cake. A soccer field is easy to make with this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe! A fun recipe idea for a birthday party, soccer team celebration and to celebrate the new movie Early Man.

How to make a Soccer Cookie Cake. Early Man movie party ideas. A soccer field is easy to make with this chocolate chip cookie recipe!

How to make a Soccer Cookie Cake

This post is in partnership with Lionsgate

You might wonder what a soccer cookie cake and cave men have in common? Starting February 16, watch Dug and the gang in Early Man. Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man is about how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!

Here’s a secret… it has to do with a soccer game! This new movie from the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit looks like lots of fun and also full of exciting soccer moves! Plus it stars the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, and Maisie Williams.

Early Man Soccer Cookie Cake

When I was told about the soccer theme in Early Man, I immediately thought of making a soccer field dessert. Since I have one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes, I turned it into a tasty soccer cookie cake that is perfect for all kinds of events.

This soccer cookie cake is so easy and was lots of fun to make! I’m excited to watch this new movie now and see who wins the game! If you have a soccer lover in your family, go see this fun new film. It’s perfect for the entire family. We are pretty excited to see it!

How to Make an Early Man Soccer Cookie Cake

Early Man Soccer Cookie Cake

 

You’ll need:

My Softest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Baking Pan

White Frosting

Green Food Coloring

Shaved Coconut

1 gallon zipper bag

Toothpicks

Scissors & Tape

Early Man Free Printable Figures

 

This soccer cookie cake is so easy and looks absolutely adorable! First, make the chocolate chip cookie cake and let it cool. Trim the edges so you have a nice rectangle. Add frosting, coconut and draw your soccer field with white decorating icing.

How to make a Soccer Cookie Cake. Easy Soccer Party Cake Recipe Idea. LivingLocurto.com

After you print and cut out the Early Man figures, tape tooth picks to each one and place into the cookie cake. Now you’re ready to party!

How to make a Soccer Cookie Cake for Early Man movie. A soccer field is easy to make with this chocolate chip cookie recipe!

 

Watch the Early Man trailer below and go see the movie starting February 16th.

 

Soccer Cookie Cake

How to make a Soccer Cookie Cake. A soccer field is easy to make with this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe! A fun recipe idea for a birthday party, soccer team celebration.

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 16 oz can vanilla frosting
  • 1 tube green food coloring
  • 1 tube white decorating icing
  • 2 tablespoons white fondant
  1. Make the cookie cake by preheating oven to 375°.

  2. Mix baking soda, flour and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix into a mixing bowl, beating until fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla and egg, then beat until smooth. Add flour mixture to the cookie batter and mix well. 

  5. Stir in chocolate chips.

  6. Spread cookie dough evenly on on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool, trim the edges for a clean rectangle cookie cake and remove to a large cutting board or platter.
  7. Make the grass by adding coconut to a plastic zipper bag. Add several drops of green food coloring. Seal the bag and mix by kneading the bag. Once you have desired color, let dry.

  8. Color the frosting green and add to cookie cake.
  9. Sprinkle coconut over the frosting and gently pat to keep in place.
  10. Draw the soccer field marks with decorating icing.
  11. To make a soccer ball, roll fondant into a ball and place chocolate chips around it. Roll gently with your hand again to make smooth.

 

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Chuck E. Cheese’s NEEDS YOU for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

Chuck E. Cheese’s is celebrating 40 years of fun this year! Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re running around Chuck E. Cheese’s with a fistful of tickets!

To celebrate this special day, Chuck E. Cheese’s is hosting a world-record breaking party with fun-filled actives and promotions. Have you ever wanted to be in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™? This is your chance. You probably have a higher likelihood in the Chuck E. Cheese’s attempt than you do on a lone ranger attempt. 

It’s simple to be a part of the celebration. Mark your calendars for Friday night, May 19. Here is when to attend depending on your timezone:

EST at 8:40 p.m.

CST at 7:30 p.m.

MST at 6:40 p.m.

PST at 5:30 p.m.

Gather to enter the record-breaking attempt for the “Most People Blowing Party Blowers Simultaneously for 10 Seconds.” Be sure to arrive at your local Chuck E. Cheese’s half an hour early to begin to prepare for the big event! 

Kids attending the gathering will receive a free piece of cake as well as 40 tokens! 

If you’re feeling even luckier, don’t miss the chance to win your very own Chuck E. Cheese’s party. To celebrate their birthday, Chuck E. Cheese’s is offering 40 Days of VIP Birthday Giveaways. In honor of this celebration, Chuck E. Cheese’s is hosting a daily sweepstakes of fun, giving each entrant their own chance to win a VIP party experience. To enter, fans can upload an image of their receipt showing that they visited a Chuck E. Cheese’s between 4/10 and 5/19 for a chance to win the VIP party for up to 20 kids. Get the details on ALL of the fun 40th Anniversary celebration offers and activities here

Think Chuck E. Cheese’s is only a weekend thing? NOPE. You don’t have to spend hours to order, eat, play, and get prizes. The new Eat & Play Express package is a time saver! You’re in and out in an hour!

Book your party with Chuck E. Cheese’s today. You won’t be disappointed. Book yourself as a VIP, and the birthday child receives 1,000 tickets. Your house is in one piece post-party, and your child will be rolling in tickets galore.

Winning across the board.

Get ready to party with Chuck E. Cheese’s! And record breakers beware, Chuck E. Cheese’s just might be taking over!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s, but the words an opinions are all mine. 

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Epic Birthday Celebrations: Chuck E. Cheese’s Style

Epic Birthday Celebrations: Chuck E. Cheese’s Style

When my first child turned one, she had a birthday blow out. I thought of everything there was to think of, and I lovingly tended to each adorable Pinterest tiny detail. Let’s just say I worked so hard that I think I actually might have been sweating at her party (which was in February) just from the effort alone. It was first birthday magical, and I even have the photo book to prove it. I’m actually tired all over again just from thinking about it.

Fast forward to today. She’s eight, and she’s the first of three. There are no Pinterest parties happening in this house. In fact, and not to sound like birthday Scrooge, but I don’t really want to have a birthday party at our house. I think it was the cupcake with the hot pink frosting that landed face down on the living room carpet in 2013 that sealed the deal. When it comes to a birthday bash, I like a “destination” party, to be specific, a destination anywhere besides my own home.

It took me a few years of midnight Pinterest pain to figure out that your kids will have just as much fun at a party that is thrown for you, and there’s a lot of value in returning home post-party to frosting free carpeting.

Enter Chuck E. Cheese’s.

When it came to this year’s bash, we talked about several ideas from bowling to a trip to the movie theatre, but her eight year old mind was already set, and it was set on Chuck E. Cheese’s. It couldn’t have been easier. With a convenient online reservation system, I booked her birthday party in my pajamas about five minutes before I hopped into bed. It was quick and easy, and I’ve certainly spent way longer on Pinterest combing over Frozen themed snacks. 

I was also thrilled to learn while still in my jammies that Chuck E. Cheese’s has partnered with Kids Play Safe. With a focus on protecting the health and well-being of children, Kids Play Safe certifies local businesses who are committed to cleaning without the use of harsh chemicals ensuring that children are playing in a safe space. 

My party booking was getting better and better. 

Party hosts can choose from a variety of birthday party themes including: “Party Like a Rock Star,” “Dressed in Pink Party,” “Sports, Sports, Sports” and “Chuck E. Super Fan.” I knew she would be all in on “Sports, Sports, Sports” so I picked our theme and moved on to the three different price and package levels including Star, Super Star and Mega Super Star, all designed to fit your party expectations and budget with add-ons including goody bags. 

If you prefer to party with Chuck E. Cheese alone and without other kiddos in your party space, there’s a perfect VIP experience for you. The VIP birthday party experience allows guests to have the entire party area to themselves without the crowds before the restaurant opens for 90 minutes. Looking for the perfect birthday treat? Chuck E. Cheese’s offers brand new cakes with colored sprinkles, sweet frosting and rich cake. 

Because let’s face it. What’s a party without cake?

We had an amazing party host who anticipated the need of each and every guest. Kiddos ran and played for two hours, only to take brief breaks for pizza, an incredible ticket blaster experience and to dance the morning away with Chuck E. Cheese himself. When the last ticket was counted and redeemed and all of the presents were packed up in the car, I heard the whole way home about how it was the best birthday party that she had ever had. With no facedown cupcakes on my living room carpet, I had to agree.

This post is sponsored by Chuck E. Cheese’s, but my words and feelings about the epic birthday party experience are all my own. 

The LEGO Batman Movie Party Treat Bags | Free Printable

LEGO Minifigure Free Printables are super cute for DIY birthday party favor bags to celebrate The LEGO Batman Movie!

The LEGO Batman Movie Party Treat Bags! Free Printable LEGO Minifigures for DIY Birthday Party Favor Bags. Cute gift idea for kids.

When my teenage son was a little boy, I could NOT get him to take off his Batman costume. He wore it everywhere… all year round. I remember him running around the grocery store with his cape flapping behind him. Then the next week fighting crime at the mall.

Not only is my kid a super Batman fan, but also a major LEGO lover. He even has a Youtube channel where all he does is make LEGO stop motion videos with his buddy. So you can imagine our excitement when we saw the trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie! It looks hilarious! I’m thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures to make some cute party treat bags to celebrate the new movie in theaters February 10.

The LEGO Batman Movie Party Treat Bags! Free Printable LEGO Minifigures for DIY Birthday Party Favor Bags. Cute gift idea for kids.

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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Throwing an Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday Party

Let’s face it. Hosting a kid’s birthday party at your house is a ton of work.

You clean to get ready for it. It feels like the party supply store basically has you stand on your head and shake your wallet out by the time you’re done buying all of the plates and party favors and pinatas and every other thing your little friend really, really, really must have. You buy a ton of food that you have to prepare. At 1 a.m. the night before the party, you will find yourself sweating, because let’s be honest, those minion cupcakes don’t look anything like they did on Pinterest. And don’t even get me started on the cleaning up after it’s over.

The last birthday party we hosted at our house was super fun, but the last thing I remember was a hot pink cupcake landing frosting side down on our living room carpet.

Nothing ever lands frosting side up.

And you know what else is super fun? Hosting it someplace else. When I had the opportunity to throw a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s, I jumped at the chance. It was a few years ago, but I think that frosting down cupcake still feels pretty fresh in my mind.

My kids think that there’s just about no place on earth quite as fun as Chuck E. Cheese’s. When I told them we were having their joint birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s, they just about lost their minds from the epic thrill of it all.

Booking the party at Chuck E. Cheese’s was amazingly simple. Have you ever booked a party where you felt a little iffy as to whether or not the party was booked correctly? There’s no iffy feeling booking a Chuck E. Cheese’s party. I went online, selected my location, picked my date and time, listed how many children would be attending, what type of party package I wanted, what add-ons I wanted and if I needed any extra food items, literally in minutes. It was fabulous in every possible way. I paid my $50 deposit online, and we were in business.

My kids even got 20 extra tokens since I booked online. Nothing lights up a little face like a game token.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

The day before our party my phone rang with a check-in from our Chuck E. Cheese’s party host to see if I had any questions or changes and then wished us a very happy party. Well yes, a very happy party indeed.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

Our party gang showed up to our party to a perfectly set table with superhero capes set up for my little birthday kiddos in our own private party space. Our lovely party host checked in with us to confirm our party needs, take drink orders and help us with anything that we needed. She was the first responder when she heard superhero number one declare that he was thirsty, and she regularly checked in with us during the party.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

I kind of wanted to take her home with us. She truly could not have been more helpful and sweet to all of our party attendees.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

And the kids? My daughter told me it was the best day of her life.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

They were off and running as soon as they got their cup of tokens—and I was comfortable knowing that they couldn’t leave Chuck E. Cheese’s without ME because of the kid check-in system at every location. They were zipping around and playing games up until the arrival of our pizza. Once they sat down and wolfed through their food, they were back up and running again. Luckily, our party area had a countdown to when the Chuck E. Cheese magic was about to begin.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

I rounded up the kiddos back to our party area and in truly perfect timing, Chuck E. arrived for our special birthday show. He greeted the kids and bopped around while our party hostess prepped the birthday cake for my two kiddos.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

We took more pictures with the famous Chuck E., ate our cake and my kids suited up in safety goggles and entered the ticket blaster as they tried their hardest to catch the golden ticket. They loved it, and I loved watching them grab away.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

Our party wrapped up right on time with our party host cleaning up our area, packing up leftover pizza and cake for us and helping my children and our guests pack up their tickets, leftover tokens and goody bags that were lovingly pre-packaged by Chuck E. Cheese’s.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

With golden tickets in hand and tons of tickets from the Chuck E. Cheese’s piñata and games, my kids joined forces to purchase what is now a very loved miniature ping pong table with their combined tickets.

Epic Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

The Chuck E. Cheese’s fun is still living on in our house with each and every whack of the ping pong ball. And you know what? When I brought those smiling little faces home, we walked in to a living room that looked just the same as when we left. No facedown hot pink cupcakes to speak of.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.