It’s Throwback Thursday! I intended to do a throwback post in March, but I missed having it ready and written by the last Thursday of the month. You see, I recently went home to visit family in Florida for a few days. The trip was a nice break from making cookies, but it did throw off my once-a-month-throwback intent. Probably poor planning on my part. Anyways, I made sure to have a post ready this week.
Now that Easter has come and gone, Spring is officially in full swing. I figured a Spring-themed throwback might be in order. Last week, I found this flower pot cupcake kit at Wal-Mart in the seasonal Easter section. The cupcake cups are made of non-stick baking silicone that look just like terracotta clay pots. If you’re interested in this kit but can’t find it at Wal-Mart, here’s a link to a similar product on Amazon.
I really wanted to use these cupcake cups for a cookie idea. When I was brainstorming “throwback” and “plants” ideas, the first thing that came to mind was Cabbage Patch Kids. So, I got to work.
In retrospect, I guess I could have possibly worked with a Strawberry Shortcake idea as well.
Cabbage Patch Kids Cupcakes
To make the Cabbage Patch Kids cookie topper, I used a football-shaped cookie cutter. I think a lips-shaped cutter (that you’d typically see around Valentine’s Day) would have worked too.
The flower pot cupcakes were made with the chocolate cake mix included in the kit. I baked the cake mix directly in the silicone cups and then covered the top with chocolate frosting. I crumbled up an extra cupcake, then covered the frosting with those crumbs for a potting soil look.
I found flat bamboo skewers (pictured above) at World Market that I used to help the cookies stand upright on the cupcake. I loved the flat surface of these picks because you can easily add a touch of royal icing and it attaches flat behind the cookie.
Growing up, my siblings and I never owned a Cabbage Patch Kid but I do remember those dolls were everywhere. Most of my friends had one. If some kids weren’t into the dolls, they more than likely collected the parady trading cards, Garbage Pail Kids. Do you remember those cards? They were very popular in my school because of their naughty and gross images– an ideal combination for most 3rd-graders. Did you ever see the live-action movie based on those character cards? (If not, you aren’t missing much.)
Oh, the 80′s. What an era.
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