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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How to Make Miniature Oscar the Grouch Cupcakes

I had no idea what a hit these would turn out to be, when I made them for my daughter's second birthday. They were much easier to make then I realized, so I thought I would share how I made them for those of you that would like to make them as well!


They are miniature, bite sized cuteness!!



This is what you will need:

  • Miniature cupcakes (Try and coordinate the cupcake wrapper with the color of the character)
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Black Gel Icing
  • Green & red gel food coloring
  • 4 Couplers
  • 4 Decorating bags
  • Decorating tip #233, #14, #3 & #12
  • Miniature Chocolate Chips 
  • Food Paint Brush 
Any Supplies needed to make these cupcakes are available {HERE}

    You can either use store bought vanilla frosting or make your own vanilla butter cream frosting. Recipe can be found {HERE}.  Section your vanilla frosting into three separate bowls in order to tint the frosting. Add the green coloring a little at a time, until you have reached the color of Oscars fur. Do the same for the red. You can leave the last part plain white, since this will be used for his eyes. You can leave the chocolate alone, since it is fine all by itself for his Eyebrow (Unibrow).

    Fill you decorating bags and get all your tips ready to decorate!


    The black gel icing should come in a little tube, which will allow you to pipe a bit out onto the cupcake. Using the food paint brush, shape the gel into a half  moon shape on the bottom of the cupcake, this will be his mouth.  Don't worry about getting it perfect, most of it will get covered by frosting later on.


    Now put your #233 tip on your green frosting and get ready to start piping his fur.


    Circle around the outer edge of the cupcake and work your way in, until all of the cupcake is covered. You can add as much frosting as you like and can build up the shape by layering the frosting.


    Now you are ready to add the mouth. With a #3 Tip on your red frosting, gently pipe a small dot on the upper part of Oscars mouth. You can wet your finger in clean water and pat down the frosting if it is raised too much.

    With a #12 tip on your white icing, add the eyes. Use a wet finger to shape the frosting if necessary.


    Add a miniature chocolate chip to each eye. Now he's starting to look like Oscar :)


    But don't forget his brow! With a #14 tip on your chocolate frosting, pip a tight zigzag across the top of his eyes to create his eyebrow!


    And there you have it..now just join him with the rest of his buddies and you have created the hit of the party!

    I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions or just want to say hello to let me know you were here, please feel free to leave a comment below!

    Happy Cupcaking!




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