Ingredients and supplies:
Cake mix (chocolate)
Frosting and food coloring, in colors of red, orange, blue, and purple
Cupcake wrappers and cupcake tin
Some popular characters, such as Barbie and Scooby Doo, continue to be popular even after their first run. Sometimes, that’s a good thing. For instance, if your child is suddenly fascinated with a character that used to be one of your own favorites, you might have some toys or things that you could pass down. And, if you’re getting ready to have a birthday party for your son, cross your fingers and hope that, when you ask him what the theme is that he wants for his party, he’ll choose Ninja Turtles. It’s a fun theme for boys and it’s really easy to make impressive cupcakes!
I’m not a fan of a recipe that claims to be easy and then has me in the kitchen all day. When I say that Ninja Turtles cupcakes are easy I really mean it! You’ll create a theme from long ago, as well as a theme that’s popular today, and you’ll be able to do it without any cake decorating skills.
Bake the cupcakes that will be the desserts of the party. Chocolate is a great flavor/color choice but you can also use white cupcakes – tinted green – or another choice. After baking them, allow to cool completely, and then frost them with green frosting.
There are a couple of different ways that you can create the faces on the Ninja Turtles. The easiest way is to save a tiny amount of white frosting, tint the largest amount of it green, and tint the small amount four different colors: red, orange, purple, and blue. The mask for each Ninja Turtle cupcake is nothing more than a stripe across the eyes. However, it can be a bit challenging to pipe a tiny amount of frosting from a bag. A second choice is to smooth the green frosting well, freeze the cupcakes until the icing is stiff, and then use a food marker to draw each mask. Alternatively, use a piece of Fruit by the Foot for the mask, and frosting dots to hold the candy eyes in place.
If you’re making a frosting stripe across each cake as a mask, pipe it on, and then set candy eyes in the frosting. But if you’re going to use a food marker, draw the mask, and then use a couple of dots of frosting to hold the candy eyes in place.
The Ninja Turtles have been popular with boys for many years – and they still are. So, make the easy cupcakes, put a green sheet on the table, and set it with Ninja Turtle paper plates and cups. It’ll be one of your son’s favorite parties ever!