|Mini Cupcake Pies are probably the cutest thing ever!|
All you need are:
24 cooked, cooled cupcakes (from a box or from scratch)
Silver cupcake liners (to look like pie pans)
1 large bag of mini MnM's, colors sorted
2 tubs of store bought frosting (or make your own butter cream)
Unsweetened cocoa power
Yellow food dye Wilton basket weave tips (47 for cupcakes or 1D for larger cake pies)
Bake 24 cupcakes and let cool completely.
For the frosting you can make your own or a few cans of store bought vanilla, though in hindsight the homemade buttercream might set up firmer around the edges of the "pie".
|Cake, that looks like tiny pies. Adorable!|
To your white frosting, place a 1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powered and a few drops of yellow food dye into the frosting until you get a "pie crust" type color. Add small amounts of cocoa as needed.
|Unsweetened cocoa powder and yellow food dye will give you frosting a "pie crust" peachy color|
|It's sort of an odd shade, a light skin color, or peachy/brown|
|It looks like little blueberries under a lattice crust|
Then a few stripes the opposite way. Don't worry about the edges, you can cover that up with a little "ruffle" type edging to make it look like a real little pie crust.
|Messy edges will be covered up with the next stop|
|Blueberry pie! The first time we did this, we used store bought frosting and it got a little warm, but still did an okay effect|
|Ooo cherry pie! We ended doing 4 mini pies of each color|
|Twist on the star tip as you pull up to get that "dollop" look|
|Did someone order a chocolate mini pie cupcake?|
The teens went gaga over these little beauties.
My middle was turning 14. These number candles fit in one pie perfectly
We had a little left over batter, so I decided to pour it into a full-sized pie pan and then we whipped up a pretend pumpkin pie, which was the birthday girl's favorite pie in the fall. It looked pretty realistic when we were done. (Note: We took the extra pie crust frosting, which already had that brown crust hue, separated it and put red and yellow food coloring in it until it resembled a pumpkin color). More white dollops of white frosting with the flower tip to give it some flair.
|Fake pumpkin pie cake... looks pretty realistic|
|Happy pumpkin pie funfetti cake to you...|
|Great for any holiday, even April Fools!|
I hope you liked our little fake out fun food here. We had a blast making these together, and there's not a ton of activities you can do with your teen where they are chatting and enjoying themselves making tiny food.