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Plan a Giraffe and Bird Party: Bird’s Best Cupcakes

Posted on November 23rd, 2012 by pajamapress

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What would a Don’t Laugh at Giraffe party be without some colourful cupcakes? We’ve got the perfect tutorial for kid-tested, bird-approved cupcake fun.

You will need:

A batch of your favourite cupcakes

2 C icing sugar

1 Tbs margarine or softened butter

A small amount of milk

Food colouring to make yellow, blue, green, and orange

Chocolate chips

A mixing bowl

Four small containers

Five spoons

Two piping bags

(Alternate: use plastic bags with the corners cut off to pipe icing)

To make the icing:

  1. Mix the margarine or butter with 1.5 C of the icing sugar.
  2. Gradually add very small amounts of milk until the icing is smooth and spreadable.
  3. If the icing becomes too runny, add more icing sugar.
  4. Separate the icing into the four small containers, leaving a little behind in the bowl. Note that you will need more in the yellow and green bowls and less in the orange and blue bowls.
  5. Stir food colouring into each container one drop at a time until the icing reaches the desired vibrancy.
  6. You may choose to make the blue and white icing slightly runnier than the other colours, since it will be piped rather than spread.
  7. Spoon the white and blue icing into piping bags.

To decorate the cupcakes:

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