Friday, January 30, 2009

Aaahoo, Werewolves of London

What would you do on a snow day when the schools are closed and you have to stay home from work? Some people might play out in the snow - go sledding or build a snowman. Others might curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa and watch a movie or read a good book. My daughter and I did go out and spend some time in the snow - I shoveled while she built a snow fort but most of our day was spent making werewolves.

What you say? Yes, we did make werewolves - werewolf cupcakes that is. Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and we wanted to make cupcakes to share with her class. And since I have the book Hello Cupcake!, I couldn't just make regular cupcakes. We started out by preparing the marshmallows.

Fruit Rollups are used for the inside of the mouth. Then you need to "glue" on the ears and muzzle with some frosting.

Aren't they looking cute! The frosting part was difficult - I think my frosting to fur technique needs a little bit of work.

We used M&Ms for the eyes and nose. Here they are (32 werewolves later) - part of our pack of werewolves.

The white frosting is supposed to be teeth. Personally I think they look like they are foaming at the mouth, but that may be totally appropriate for werewolves. And I found out that the cupcakes were a hit. The teacher and the children loved them. It was a snow day well spent!

Cupcakes weren't the only thing finished that day. I was able to wear my first sweater of NaKniSweMoDo yesterday and plan on wearing it today as well. Details will be posted soon.


Carole Knits said...

Those are adorable! I have that book, too, but I haven't actually made anything from it yet.

Margene said...

What a kick! They are totally worth all the work.

Carrie K said...

Wow, those werewolf cupcakes are awesome!

And you finished sweater #1? So good.

Leah said...

Too too cute! Love them!

Miss L's Craft Room said...

I wish you had made 33 so I could have had one! They are awesome!

Karen said...

They are so cute! I bet they took a long time to decorate!

Can't wait to see the sweater!