Very Angry Cupcakes

This post has been sitting in my draft box for a couple of months, but better late than never! For Joe’s birthday this summer I threw him a surprise Angry Birds party.

The party was complete with a string of Angry Bird balloons I made,

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Stuffed Angry Birds to throw at the birthday boy…

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And of course, the best part, some very angry cupcakes!

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These cupcakes were a lot of fun to make!

I started with cutting up the candy to make the faces of my angry birds. I used licorice bits for the eyebrows and for the center of the eyes, small marshmallows for the whites of the eyes, the pig snouts and ears, and the bellies of the birds. I also used peach gummies for the beaks. I was able to cut everything up pretty easily with kitchen scissors.

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I frosted my cupcakes with colored buttercream frosting; in general I prefer to use gel food coloring rather than liquid because it results in deeper colors without changing the consistency of the frosting.

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I added sprinkles to the tops of the cupcakes to add some texture.

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From there I started to assemble the faces of the birds and pigs.

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The eyebrows are really what make these faces, observe; angry cupcakes,

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Concerned cupcakes.

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For the white chests I flattened marshmallows with the bottom of a cup and for the beaks I cut the peach flavored gummies into triangles.

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For the pigs’ ears and snouts I cut up the marshmallows and pressed the sticky sides into green sprinkles.

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And there you have it, some very angry cupcakes!

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