Great Day Cupcakes

In this house, we love cupcakes. We love them for special occasions like birthdays and baby showers, but we also love them for dessert, and even just because. A couple months ago, L said that we should make chocolate cupcakes. When I asked him why he said, “Because we are all out!” That seemed like as good a reason as any to me! I love cake and cupcakes, too!

Recently, my four year old, L, had a great day at Preschool. He has been having a tough time adjusting to being in a classroom, so it was reason to celebrate. We whipped up these “Great Day” cupcakes. It was also a great excuse to try out the new CoolWhip Frosting… yum!

We started by going shopping for our ingredients (and to pick up groceries). If you want to see our shopping experience, you can see my google+ shopping album here. The CoolWhip frosting can be found in the freezer section.



I tell myself that making cupcakes is educational – L helps me by looking at the pictures and reading the directions for me. Water, oil, eggs.

He develops fine motor skills as he puts in the cupcake wrappers.

 And he’s learning measuring and numbers as we add all the ingredients! More reasons that every day is a great day when you make cupcakes!

 I let him do the first mixing, and then take over after it gets too hard. I do have to watch closely here, though… I don’t want the bowl to fall to the ground while he’s busy concentrating on mixing. Also, he has a tendency to stick his finger in the bowl to taste the batter!

 After baking the cupcakes, we let them cool. Applying frosting to warm cupcakes isn’t usually a good idea – it will often melt the frosting and slip right off! While the cupcakes cooled, I grabbed the CoolWhip frosting. This is new and tastes exactly how you would think the love child of CoolWhip and frosting would taste! It needs to sit on the counter for an hour to thaw. We might’ve grabbed a spoon and tasted before the full hour was up, though!

 My favorite cupcakes as a kid always had a heaping mound of frosting on them. This is easy to do with the CoolWhip Frosting! Just grab a spoon and pile it on! The fluffy texture lends itself well to mountains of frosting… yum!

Of course we had to add sprinkles. And adding sprinkles is serious business!

It was a great day! Made even better with cupcakes and #CoolWhipFrosting!

 Find more yummy ideas for CoolWhip Frosting over on Kraft Recipes.
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Comments

  1. What a fabulous idea to make cupcakes simply to celebrate a great day! Definitely going to try that frosting – your description that it’s the love child of CoolWhip and frosting was great!

  2. I love that you had him helping you! 🙂 very educational and empowering for kids.

  3. Very cool.. my son was looking over my shoulder and was saying, “HEY! I have that shirt too!”. And of course now I have a hankering’ for some cupcakes! Yum!

  4. I love Cool Whip and Frosting and I had no clue there was a Cool Whip Frosting – I am so excited to try this out – yum! Also I love making cupcakes as well. My daughter loves to be my little helper.

  5. OOH YUMM!! didn’t even know that cool whip made frosting! will have to look for it this weekend 🙂

  6. These look yummy! I always have my oldest help me make desserts too.

  7. I love the idea of “great day” treats. And I love the reason to make cupcakes “because we’re out”!! They look delicious.I’m going to try that Cool Whip Frosting!

  8. Aw… I remember helping my mom bake. Who knew she was probably trying to teach me something at same time! Your cupcakes look yum!

  9. YUMM!What a great way to bond and encourage your kid. And I agree it is educational. 🙂 These look great! I may have to make some this weekend.

  10. He looks so serious!

  11. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  12. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 06, 2012. Thanks again.

  13. Your cupcakes look amazing! I could take a bite right now! What a fun treat to share with your son 🙂 Looks like you had a wonderful time 🙂

  14. Ooh cool! I didn’t even know that Cool Whip had frosting out. Thanks for that info…I am off to try some. 🙂

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