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Worm and Dirt Cake

We recently had a blue and gold banquet for our cub scout troop and the boys were each responsible for bringing an outdoor themed cake.  I wanted my son to be able to do most of the work himself, since that was the point of them bringing them.  I was thinking about the cups of pudding we used to have as kids with crushed oreos on top and gummy worms and decided to incorporate that idea into a cake!

You will need

A chocolate cake mix and ingredients on the box

Chocolate graham crackers or oreos

Chocolate frosting

gummy worms

rolling pin and ziploc storage bag (for crushing the crackers)

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I usually make my own frosting, but since I was in charge of the event I decided one less thing to do and worry about would be best, so I bought a container of frosting.  Once the cake is baked according to the box directions, and cooled completely, spread the chocolate frosting over the cake.  Don’t worry about the imperfections or having it iced beautifully because it will be covered by cracker/ cookie crumbs.

Once the cake is frosted, put one package of your chocolate graham crackers (just one of the envelopes from inside the box, not the whole box) or the whole package of your oreos in a ziploc storage bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.  Some chunks are fine, dirt isn’t perfectly smooth there is always rocks or clumps in the dirt anyway.  This is another great way the kids can help!  My 9 year old did all the steps, I just stood back and directed him how to do it all which made him so proud!

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Once they are crushed pour them over the top of your cake, evening them out with your hand to make sure all the icing is covered.  Now just add your worms.  Gently push some down into the crumbs so they look like they are coming out of the dirt and you are done!

This is such a great, simple cake that is great for someone just learning their way around the kitchen.  Seeing how proud they are when they make something that looks awesome and tastes great is such a fun thing!

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Hulk Smash Cupcakes, Super hero themed birthday party ideas, Easy dessert ideas for boys, avengers party ideasHulk Smash Cupcakes ~ Easy Superhero Party Ideas

Hulk is a big green scary guy… yet my 5 year old thinks he is awesome! He often eats his lunch and before he takes a bite says “HULK SMASH FOOD” and then chomps down and takes a big bite.  Or when he is playing he will jump on a pillow and say “Hulk Smash Pillow”. Silly boy makes us laugh and has a great imagination. If your little one is a fan of superheroes too, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. Made to look like Hulks fist.

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Supplies needed for Hulk cupcakes:

• White Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury Traditional Vanilla)
• Purple Cupcake Liners
• Violet Icing Color (the gel works best)
• Vanilla Frosting


Supplies needed for Hulk fists:

Cake Boss Electric Green Fondant
• Tooth picks

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven and prepare your cake mix according to the directions on the package.
2. Once the cake mix is prepared, add a few globs of icing color and mix well. This will help
you achieve that purple color for the cupcakes.
3. Bake your cupcakes in your cupcake liners. Once baked, remove from the cupcake pan and
allow to cool on a wire rack.
4. In a bowl, combine you’re frosting and add icing color to achieve the perfect purple. (I used
the same amount I used in the cake mix to achieve the same color)
5. Frost your cupcakes using your colored icing. Set aside.

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6. Begin working on your hulk fists but removing the fondant from the package and kneading
until it begins to soften.
7. Start by creating a round ball of fondant and flatten it a bit. Set aside. This will serve as the
knuckle part of the fist.
8. Now create a cylinder shape out of fondant.
9. Now its time to create the fingers. You can just take small pieces of the fondant and roll them in your hands until you have 5 matching pieces.
10. You should now have all of the following shown in the image below.
11. Start assembling the hand by placing the 4 fingers on the piece made in step 7. Gently apply pressure to the backside of the fingers to get the 2 pieces to mold together.
12. Add the thumb to the side of the fist as shown.
13. You can add the details of the fists by using a craft stick or your finger. Add nail beds, lines of the skin, etc.
14. Add 2 tooth picks into the piece made in step 8. These help keep the hand together and provide stability when placed into the cupcakes.
15. Add the top part of the hand onto the other end of the toothpicks.
16. Place the Hulk fist onto each cupcake and serve to all your guests!

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Thor Hammer Treats ~ Easy Super Hero Party Ideas

My 5 year old son LOVES superheros, he loves to watch their movies, he loves to color their pictures, he loves to paint pictures of them, he loves to read books about them, he loves to play games about them. Pretty much ANYTHING superhero related he is ALL about it. If you are going to have a Superhero party or just want to make your little one smile from ear to ear these are a super easy, low cost treat idea.

Ingredients:

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1. Cover your work area with parchment or wax paper. Or you can just put them on a cookie sheet.

2. Lightly spray the marshmallows with the silver food color mist. You will want to spray the marshmallows entirely. You might have to do it in stages to get the whole thing covered.

3. Allow to dry.

5. Once marshmallows are dried, remove from the parchment paper. Stick a pretzel stick into the bottom of the marshmallow. Easy as that you have a Thor Hammer Pop sure to make any child happy!

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How to peel and cube an avocado in 3 seconds ~ Kitchen hacks

My family all LOVES guacamole it is rather easy to make just takes some time to chop everything up. This is a trick that will take your chopping time down to about 3 seconds per avocado half.  All you need is a cooling rack with a square  top. Place the rack on top of a bowl to catch the cubed avocado. Cut the avocado in half, take the pit out and then SMASH it flat against the cooling rack. Give the skin a slight push forward to clean off any remaining avocado and you are DONE. You have peeled and cubed an avocado in about 3 seconds. Brilliant right… I love this kitchen hack!

This works great for makes guacamole!

My favorite Guacamole recipe is, 2 diced avocados, 1/3 of a cup minced red onion, 1/3 of a cup diced tomatoes, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, 1 jalapeno pepper (take out seeds and ribs) minced,  pinch of garlic powder, juice from half a lime, salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well and enjoy!

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Funny Father’s Day Printable

Might not be for every family…. but it the perfect fit for many lol.

It’s time to celebrate the fathers, daddies, grandpas, and husbands in our lives.  Have no fear!  A Thrifty Mom has a free printable for the special occasion!  Print it off as a card, stick it in a frame, even change your special guy’s wallpaper or screensaver to this fun print.

To print it you have two options, you can right click the image above and save to your computer.  Or you can click the high quality pdf link below and save it to your computer.  With the dark background, it would be best to have this printed at a print shop or photo shop to save you some ink!

I thought this saying was funny when I saw something similar on a t-shirt and couldn’t help but create it!  Hope your dad likes it as much as my hubby did!

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