Recipe by kymama
"These frog-faced cupcakes are fun and easy to make for a child's birthday."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
white cake mix
1 (16 ounce) can
prepared vanilla frosting
green food coloring, or as needed
green decorator sugar
semisweet chocolate chips
red food coloring
the direction said to cut the marshmallow in half to make two circles... however, my "eyes" kept slipping off because of the arc shape all around. next time, rather than cutting length to length... i'll cut it from width to width forming only an arc at the top and flat surface at the bottom. (overall, very very cute and 3 kids and husband enjoyed them. thanks for the idea.)
Cute idea but extremely time consuming and the frosting kept sliding off the cupcakes which meant the mouth and eyes did as well. I wouldn't mind spending the time if they at least stayed together once you got them done. Irritating since I followed the directions exactly as they were posted. Probably will never make them again.
These turned out cute! They were fun to make and pretty easy too!
The only change I made was I used the peel licorice to make a red mouth.
Make sure you put a little more batter in the muffin cups than usual so you have a nice round surface to make your frog on!
Very cute idea- big hit with everyone!
I made them for "Leap Day" 2-29-2008. I look forward to making them again...in four years! :)
These are really cute and super easy to make. I used the green sugar as called for in the ingredients on half of the cupcakes and used green sprinkles for the other half. I changed the eyes on some with larger chocolate chip pieces and used various gummy candy for the mouth/lips for different "Frog" expressions! Thanks.
My daughter's first grade class just finished a unit on the rainforest and as a fundraiser to buy 2 acres of rainforest land, the class decided to hold a bake sale. These frogs were perfect and my daughter was so proud!
Instead of sprinkling green sugar on top of the frosting, I tinted the frosting a deeper shade of green because I thought sugar on top of sugar would be a little much. I used most of an entire bottle of green food coloring. The cut of the marshmallow is crucial! Like the other user, my marshmallows kept sliding off, so I switched the direction of the cut and no longer had a problem. (It's much easier to cut the marshmallows with scissors instead of a knife.) I used red decorator gel instead of tinting the leftover frosting pink/red. The most time consuming part of the decorating is "glueing" on the chocolate chips; I used a toothpick and put the frosting right on the chip. I baked the cupcakes the day before and it took me nearly an hour and a half just to decorate them, so while they're really cute, I wouldn't make them just to make them.
My son has already asked me when we can make these again. I used heavenly white cake and easiest, most delicious meringue buttercream frosting, both from this site. We made regular size and mini cupcakes because my son wanted to make mommy/daddy and baby frogs.
I made these cupcakes today to take to a picnic playdate tomorrow and they are very, very cute...and although they are 'easy' to make, don't confuse easy with 'not time consuming'. The cupcakes took a long time to prepare (nearly 3 hours including time for the cupcakes to cool), but I think in the end, they will be well worth it - the kids will love them!
I used a yellow cake mix and my own buttercream frosting. I followed the rest of the instructions for the froggy assembly! Easy to make, very cute, however they do take a little bit of time. Well worth it though!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 135
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