Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Airheads Back To School Cupcakes

I'm so excited to post these cute little cupcakes!

This is my first sponsored post (woo hoo and yippee goes right here)!
Any and all opinions (plus the huge candy stash) are my own.
Yay to finally getting to say these super fun words!

Okay..are you ready to craft with Airheads?

These colorful and tasty bars of candy have been around since 1986. 
But it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I actually tasted them for myself. Yum!
Cherry is my favorite with the white mystery a close second. 

Lucky for me I am using both of these flavors today!

So these little Airheads are going "Back To School"..how brilliant of them.

Airheads Rule!
For some fun, you can follow Airheads and Airheads Xtremes on Facebook. 
I created a couple of crafts using the Airheads Xtremes a while back. 
You can see those by clicking here and here
Wall-to-Wall Airheads!
Bake your favorite cupcakes and ice smooth. I wanted a fun flavor as my cupcake base, so I added one unsweetened Kool-aid packet to my boxed cake mix. Cherry of course!
Items needed to make the "notebook paper" toppers.
~fondant roller
~foodwriters
~circle cutter-I used a 2 inch size
~sharp scissors (I have a pair that I use solely for food items)
~parchment paper
~non-stick spray
~straight edged object-such as a ruler
It takes nearly one full size bar of candy to make one "notebook paper" round. Soften in microwave for five seconds. You might want to do a test run with your own microwave first. 
You do not want to melt the candy, just slightly soften it.

Roll the candy into a ball. I rolled my candy out on a sheet of parchment paper. No sticking! 

Lightly spray your cutter with non-stick spray. Wipe off excess and you can now easily cut your candy. I gathered the leftover candy scraps to see if they could be reused. Yes! Just soften again in the microwave. 

Use a ruler or straight edge to draw lines as pictured above with blue and red food color pens.
Items needed to make candy apples.
~cherry and watermelon airheads
*~fondant tools: dog bone and pick
~chocolate jimmy sprinkles
~scissors

Let's make an apple with cherry Airheads!
While we're at it, let's make some cute little green apples too!

Cut a small piece of candy. Again, soften in microwave for about five seconds. Roll into a small little ball. I used my fondant tools to make an indention and small hole in top of the apple. Press in candy sprinkles for the stem. 

I used my scissors to freehand cut a tiny little green leaf. Just press it into the apple beside the stem.

*If you do not have these fondant tools, try improvising with items found in your utensil drawer.
I used my Wilton Cut-Outs set for the letters. Until I put this post together, I didn't know this set was obsolete. In the updated version, there is just a slight 7/8 in. difference in size.  
Click here for the link to the new set. 

To make the letters, cut a small piece of candy and soften. No need to roll these into a ball. Just flatten with fondant roller. Lightly spray cutter and press firmly into candy. 

I used the rounded handle of a paintbrush to gently press letter out.
You may not need to do this with the newer set.
Place the "notebook paper" toppers on cupcakes.
Place all other candy pieces on topper.
The natural tack of the Airheads will keep the decorations in place.
Got Airheads?
Make sure you keep your decorated cupcakes in a cool place.
The heat will melt these little babies.
Wishing You a Blessed Day From
Sugartown Sweets!

Thanks for stopping by.  :o)

Comments are welcome as are new members to my blog!

~Post Sponsored By Airheads~

8 comments:

  1. super cute Karen! like everything you make! :)

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  2. Congrats on your first sponsored post! Airheads is going to love the cupcakes you created. They are great.

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! I am pretty excited! :-)

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    1. Thank you Tara! These were fun to make, but I have to say, I always dreaded those words, "back to school". I loved planning fun summer outings with my kiddos! :-)

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  4. I just love these Karen, I cant get over how good you are!!!!

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    1. Thank you Donna!! Better known as "big sister"! :)

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