Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes! And Dr. Seuss stuff at Target!


My favorite thing about Dr. Seuss is Thing 1 and Thing 2! I love the wild blue hair, so naturally I had to create Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes!


All you need to do is bake red velvet cupcakes in red liners, frost with white frosting, and add cotton candy for their hair!

To make the cotton candy hair, I pulled off long strips and gently pulled it apart from the sides. It is really easy to work with because it is so sticky (although it does build up on your fingers. I had to wash my hands a couple times). I pushed the piece I was working with into the frosting and kept making pulled apart pieces until the cupcake was filled. I filled in little pieces where it needed it. Then I pulled off another long strip of cotton candy and wrapped it around the bottom, pushing it into the pieces that were already there in spots so that it blended in.

The final touch was the two circles. I just typed up Thing 1 and Thing 2 on my computer, printed it out, drew circles in black permanent marker, cut out and stuck on the cupcake liners!

There is one drawback to the cupcakes...if you don't serve them soon, you'll end up with this:



At this point you might as well dump blue sugar on your cupcake...haha. This was after several hours, they don't sink too quickly...but they don't look as good after about an hour, so if you are having a Dr. Seuss party, don't decorate with cotton candy until right before!

Speaking of Dr. Seuss parties, I was thrilled to find a TON of Dr. Seuss stuff in Target's dollar section last night! I think Thing 1 and Thing 2 are the new sock monkey for me! I'm loving these things I bought...a magnet sheet, magnetic notepad (all Thing 1 and 2-LOVE IT!), and adorable badges! Perfect for your Dr. Seuss party, along with the Thing 1 and 2 cupcakes, of course!

36 comments:

  1. Very clever...now why do I have to go thru so much to post a comment...two of three things! It's exhausting! Oh, I'm NOT sending you one thing for your giveaway until you post some recent pictures of MAX and I mean it! Love, Mom

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  2. I LOVE these cupcakes to death. One of the best ideas ever!!

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  3. No way! These are so, so fabulous! Thanks tons, I'll be linking.

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  4. how fun! I love Dr. Seuss and I love anything that turns your mouth blue!

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  5. These are amazing!!!

    Thing 1 and Thing 2 are some of my favorite characters too and you nailed them with these cupcakes. :)

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  6. love these!!! i got so excited when i saw them...they're perfect, i'm totally making them for my dr seuss baby shower i'm throwing for my friend! thanks!!!!

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  7. i smiled when i saw these! you could use craft gloves so your hands don't get all messy.

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  8. So Cute! I'm adding this to my list. I did a Dr. Seuss party back in June but I'm still saving ideas on my blog for other readers. I also did green eggs from Jello and used yellow whipped cream to make "deviled" eggs and they melted. It was very sad. Super cute!!!

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  9. hi! i'm a new follower...good gracious, these are adorable! i need an excuse to make them...

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  10. Hi Lyndsey,
    I posted baby shower ideas for Dr. Seuss with a mention and link to your fabulous cupcakes. This is genius!!

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  11. I so love this idea and am going to link to you from croqzine.com! :)

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  12. I linked to you from www.ikeandella.blogspot.com
    I just love these!

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  13. This is the greatest thing ever. I just linked to you on my blog! http://www.dognbird.com/something-blue/diy-thing-1-thing-2-cupcakes-dr-seuss-love-wedding-shower-dessert

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  14. These cupcakes absolutely rock! I must feature them on Half Baked!

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  15. I love this idea. I decided to share it on my blog : http://artfulbride.blogspot.com/2010/05/inspiration-dr-seuss-by-kitchen-dough.html

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  16. How clever and amazing and freakin' adorable! My friend has twins that she dresses up and 'things' each year. The cute thing is, each year as they grow older they look different! I would love to surprise her and her baby twin boys with these cupcakes.

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  17. I very much tried this idea for my twin nieces thing 1 thing 2 party but they just didn't look as cute. Boo. It's here: http://diyingtobedomestic.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/thing-1-thing-2-birthday-party/

    Well done!

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  18. I love my kitchen,when i bought my house through costa rica homes for sale i expected to have a big kitchen and now i am really happy.

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  19. Oh wow. I am smitten with these. I think I've found my daughter's 2nd b-day party theme - thanks!

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  20. I just saw this on One Pretty Thing from March and I love the idea. My son's room is Dr. Seuss and he was Cat in the Hat and my husband and I thing 1 & 2 for Halloween:) Great 1st bday idea!

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  21. These are sooooooo cute!!!! What a great idea!! I bet these went over big!!! Great job!

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  22. What a SEUSSalicious idea! Thanks for the warning about the cotton candy melting. I’m adding a link to this on my children’s book blog where I collect Dr. Seuss ideas.
    http://www.obseussed.com/p/books.html

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  23. Thank you so much for this post... I made this today and some green eggs and ham ones too... EVERYONE LOVED THEM!

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  24. I really wanted to make your cupcakes today but ended up with a stomach but. I featured yours on my blog since I couldn't do it.
    http://www.scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/03/happy-birthday-dr-seuss.html
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Jen

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  25. These are adorable! I'm kinda scared to make them since the blue shrinks away. Trying to figure out how I can do it and serve them right away at a 3 years old party.... Anyway, (like others today that I've seen), I included them in my blog's link love today. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. These are great! I can't wait to make them.

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  27. How many did you make and how long did it take you? I want to make these for my daughter's class next week for snack and want to wait as long as possible to add the hair so it doesn't melt, but I'm notorious for running myself too short on time. How close to snack time should I start these? In your experience, so you think I could pull the tufts ahead of time and assemble them just before? I have to make 22, I think. These are soooo creative! Good job!

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  28. I don't think I made many and it was pretty quick. It was a long time ago, sorry I'm not more help!! I think you could pull it off, my friend did something like it for a party. I'd just do it as soon as possible to the time you serve. Maybe try putting paper or something under it so it doesn't melt into the frosting? That might ruin the look/just being able to eat the cupcake though.

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  29. Thanks everyone for the wonderful support!!

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  30. LOOOOOOVE THIS!! You did a wonderful job! I FEATURED you on my blog today! and linked it back to ya! http://keepinitthriftyandrea.blogspot.com/2012/03/all-things-dr-seuss.html

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  31. I have been looking for cute recipes for my son's first birthday, which will be Dr. Seuss themed. This is so clever! I'll be sure to give you credit, people will definitely want to know where I got the idea. Thank you!

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  32. I don't think I did a lot of, it is very fast. It was a long time ago, I'm sorry I have no more to help! !I think you can do it, my friend made a like to party. I'll do it as soon as possible time you serve. Maybe try to paper or similar things in it so it won't melt to frost? This may damage appearance/just can eat cake though. cheap Hockey Jerseys

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  33. Loved this idea! So I had to include it in this month's First Birthday Theme Idea - http://incredibleinfant.com/first-birthday/dr-seuss-birthday-party-ideas/ Brilliance always deserves an audience - hope I can help build yours! :-)

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