Saturday, January 12, 2013

Birthday Party? Check!

So I officially have a "Tween" in my house. The Punk turned 12 this week and last night we hosted 10 (holy-cow-what-was-I-thinking) girls for a movie themed party.

We had pizza and soda and buttered popcorn in cute little popcorn boxes. But the highlight of the night was the "buttered popcorn" cupcakes.

Making them is simple: bake Devil's Food cupcakes according to the directions on the box. You can make your own frosting, and normally I would, but for the sake of time, I used frosting from the grocery store and piped it on with a BIG tip. To make the "buttered popcorn," all you need is a big jar of yellow sanding sugar and a bag of mini marshmallows. Grab a handful of marshmallows, quickly run them under running water (yes, running water - like from the kitchen sink) and dump them in a bowl. Liberally sprinkle them with sanding sugar and toss until all are coated. Grab a frosted cupcake and dunk it, frosting side down, into the marshmallows. You might have to reposition a few marshmallows to get them like you want them. Repeat the process - wet, sugar, toss, dunk - until all the cupcakes are finished.

They are so yummy! Each bite is like getting a little cupcake and a little marshmallow Peep. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

I'm just glad that birthday parties are only once a year.