If you love having Grinch movie night with the family, you have to make these Grinch cupcakes and show the kids how you can grow a heart by two sizes in just a few bites! LOL!
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we absolutely LOVE family movie night. And one of the kids’ favorite movies is the Grinch. So, periodically, even if it’s no where near the holidays, we’ll have a Grinch movie night where we do it all up green. This latest time, I made these awesome Grinch cupcakes.
Light and fluffy with a surprise inside, these Grinch heart cupcakes were such a treat to have about 3/4 of the way through the movie. And the kids were so tickled with the hearts…well, it was just a perfect Grinch movie night treat. If you’re ready to grow your cupcake heart two sizes, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Grinch Heart Cupcakes
- If you love Starburst candies, guess what?! I used exactly that to make the hearts for this fun Grinch treat. But, if you don’t feel like candy on top of a cupcake is your thing, that’s ok. You can use marshmallow fondant in the same way–totally interchangeable.
- Be sure to start with an easy vanilla cupcake recipe. I like to use my Lazy Girl Cupcakes, a no-fail cupcake recipe that is literally so soft and fluffy, you can’t help but love them.
- If you don’t have a star decorating tip (or any decorating tips for that matter), you can absolutely spoon-on some icing on top of your cupcakes. Just be sure to make it look super messy, as that’s how the fur on the Grinch looks. You know, because you definitely want your cupcakes to stay in character. LOL!
How Do I Make These Grinch Cupcakes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
- 1 can of your favorite vanilla frosting
- 36 red Starburst candies
- Green food coloring
- Doing 1 cupcake at a time, unwrap and warm 3 red Starburst candies in the microwave for 10 seconds.
- Work 2 of the candies together, forming them into a ball and then flattening them, while rounding the top into two bubbles and making the other side pointy, to form a LARGE heart.
- Set heart aside on wax paper to cool.
- With the remaining single candy, work it into a ball and flatten, then form a SMALL heart.
- Set heart aside on the wax paper to cool.
- With your largest decorating tip, press into the top of the cupcake off-center, creating a well, followed by two additional wells, forming a, generally, heart-shaped hole. Save hole tops.
- Place LARGE heart inside the well in the cupcake.
- Replace hole tops on cupcake.
- Repeat for all cupcakes.
- Mix 10-15 drops of green food coloring into your vanilla frosting, stirring until the color is consistent.
- Place star tip in piping bag and fill with frosting.
- Frost each cupcake in a swirl, turning the piping bag as you pipe.
- Place a SMALL heart on top of each cupcake.
You'll also need:
Star decorating tip and bag
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g
All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
More fun Grinch movie night ideas You Might Like
- Kid-Made Grinch T-Shirt Activity – If your kids are anything like mine, movie night is a whole day of activity–and this is a fun one for everybody to get into!
- Free Printable Grinch Popcorn Box – Like having a little popcorn with your movie? Grab these free printable grinch popcorn box templates.
- Grinch Bath Soak Salt – Add a little fun to the kids’ bath time after the movie and add a little fun salt to the mix.
- Grinch Cinnamon Rolls – Not into cupcakes? That’s ok, make some fun cinnamon rolls instead!
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