Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Earth Day Cupcakes

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 
- Native American Proverb

April 22nd is Earth Day!
Here is a fun and simple treat to help you celebrate.


Prepare a white cake mix.
Divide your cake batter into 2 bowls.
Color one bowl of batter green, and the other blue.

Line your cupcake pan with baking cups.
Alternating colors, drop spoonfuls of batter into the cups.


Bake your cupcakes and let them cool.


Cut off the tops.

 
Press a small heart-shaped cookie cutter into the center of the cupcake.


Use a spoon to scoop out the cake inside the heart,
and eat the scraps.

 
Fill the heart-shaped cavity with red frosting.


Replace the cupcake top and enjoy!


There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.  ~Brooke Medicine Eagle
 
I hope you will take a minute to reflect on all the wonders and beauties
of this planet we call home, and how we can take better care of it.

Happy Earth Day!
 
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55 comments:

  1. i love these, and at first thought the heart was fondant, but i love it's frosting! (so much more edible :)

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    1. maybe you have never had marshmallow fondant - I find it more tempting than icing. Lots of recipes on the internet - also called MMF - but basically melted marshmallows and powdered sugar. Easier to make than icing!

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  2. What a great idea! These are so cute. Love the center heart!

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  3. These are AMAZING! I've seen the idea before for Valentine's Day cupcakes but I love it even more with this concept of loving our Earth we live on/Earth Day. Amazing job! :)

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  4. What a fun idea! They turned out great!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  5. These are so clever! Adorable.

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  6. These are so cute! Great idea to do with kids!

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  7. As I said on Facebook, they are so cool! I love them!!

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  8. I LOVE THESE!! HOW CLEVER!! Many thanks for sharing. I know what I am sending in with my son on earth day! :)

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  9. OMG I think these are sooo cute!!! If you don't mind I am going to share this with my blogs facebook followers. Great job on these!

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  10. Ohhhhhhh It's so cute!!! Amazing!!!

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  11. Brilliant, Beautiful idea! thank you for sharing

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  12. So nice, they're such a good idea!!! Love them!

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  13. Turned out so cute! LOVE THEM! You will have to show me the stump (or whatever it is!) that yoiu are using for a backdrop! love it!

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  14. really quite a lovely idea.............

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  15. Oh my gosh...how perfect are these!
    You sure are creative!


    Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
    alderberryhill.blogspot.com

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  16. Such a great idea! I was looking for something cute to do for Earth Day!

    Found you at Friday Flair :)

    letitshinevegas.blogspot.com

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  17. These are so beautiful. Too pretty to eat. Kidding! :-)

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  18. This is such a terrific idea. I love that you say to eat the scraps, that made me giggle. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

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  19. Oh, WOW! That is way too cool...what a neat idea! I'd love for you to share them here at my party, going on now!
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/shine-on-fridays-24-and-giveaway.html

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  20. I HEART these cupcakes! Please come by and share them on Dare to Share. They are so perfect for Earth Day.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-4.html

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  21. Wow, they are beautiful, actually it looks as if you draw the earth on the cake.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the idea of cutting the heart shape.
    Love from the north of Spain
    Marialuisa

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  22. Wow, these look gorgeous! Love your cupcakes.

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  23. Great design! I have never seen anyone take the center out with a cookie cutter. Brilliant. Thanks!

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  24. These are just amazing, I love them and I know my daughter would love to take these to school!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  25. This is the first time I've ever seen that "cut the top off, make something cute on the inside" thing you did. What a great idea! Its like a surprise inside! Not only is this project great for Earth day, but (since I work for an international Non-Profit agency) I can see it as part of a World Mission party or something of that nature. Or with an engagement ring hidden inside with a note "You are my world..." Alright enough of me being corny. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by my Sweet Sharing Mondays party! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-2/

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  26. Cute.... But I would rather not feed my kids plastic looking snacks and all the food coloring needed to make them.

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  27. These earth day cupcakes are so cute! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Please join us again next week! Thanks! -The Sisters

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  28. these are fantastic! so creative! great idea :)

    follow back if you get a chance :) From Cupcakes, With Love x

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  29. Hi,

    I followed you over from Somewhat Simple’s Link Party and these are darling.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (opens at 9 pacific tonight) at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.
    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  30. These earth cupcakes are adorable! What a creative idea to celebrate Earth Day!!

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  31. Hi Robin! I'm in love with these cupcakes. And I don't really even like cupcakes. :) ha! Seriously these are too cute. I featured you on my blog today! http://www.missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-favorite-things-thursday-and-im-back.html Come check it out and grab a button if you want. :) Have a happy weekend!

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  32. They are great!!! I just made them but they didn't came out as good as yours... I made a game with those for my nephews: only one of the cupcakes as a heart and is the winner... The other ones have yellow stars... If I was better at using the piping bag, I would have added clouds just as in the sattelite pictures of planet earth.

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  33. i love these! my daughter sparrow turns 1 in august and i was thinking of doing a earth/garden/bohemian theme, and these are so cute i might just have to borrow your idea! thanks for sharing!

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  34. These cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to try to cook them! I'll let you know and will feature you when I do!

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  35. I cooked these and featured you on my blog! Thanks for that wonderful idea!

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  36. Amazing! I can't wait to try these!!! Bravo

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  37. I love these cupcakes!! I'm sharing your idea in my earth day round up! You are so talented! ;)

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  38. Love these!! Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Blueberries make a great "blue" when mixed into a muffin mix. I don't know what could make a natural "green"? Any ideas?

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    1. Hello! Late reply to your post ~ but I've been experimenting lately with "natural" food colorings... can you share what you've learned so far?
      Right now I'm mastering PINK with hibiscus flowers & beet juice :)

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  40. Congratulations! I featured one of your printables in this post

    http://bestlifemistake.blogspot.com/2013/04/earth-day-activities.html

    Please stop if you would like and grab an "I've been featured" button to display on your blog!

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  41. Hi Robin! I love these cupcakes!! I featured it on my blog today for Earth Day with a link here for your tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing!
    -Iris

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  42. Hello Robin, we loved your recipe! I featured it on our website today for Earth Day of course giving you credit, here's the link if you want to check it out

    http://celebritykidsmagazine.com/index.php/news/3124-earth-day-cupcakes.html

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  43. These seriously are just lovely! What creativity you have! thanks for the DIY. I also featured it on my blog too because it is so amazing! http://blovelyevents.com/2013/04/22/happy-earth-day/

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  44. I love these cupcakes. They're beautiful, but it seems every time I make cake the tops turn kid of tan/brown in the oven. How did you keep the colors so bright and nice during baking?!
    Thanks, Nicole

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  45. hehe,,,
    beautiful cupcakes,
    think out of the box
    :-)

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  46. These are so cute! I used your post in an Earth Day Party round up, thank you for the inspiration! http://thesisterssoiree.com/earth-day-diy-projects/

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