UFC: An unidentified flying cupcake?
How to make a flying saucer with cookies
When some people look at a cookie, they see a cookie. But those of us that are “creative types” might look at a cookie and see any number of things. That’s been the case with me for years when it comes to the vanilla wafer cookies. I’ve use them to make ladybugs, smiley faces, tires for a car, even little heads peeking out from a slumber party cake. This flying saucer cupcake is my most recent inspiration from a vanilla wafer cookie. It’s easy to make for two reasons (1) you can find all the supplies the grocery store and (2) you won’t need any cake decorating skills at all. In fact, they’re so easy to make your kids can help!
- Cupcakes from scratch box mix or bakery
- 1 or 2 boxes of vanilla wafer cookies
- Large gumdrops
- White frosting
- Food coloring
- Plastic sandwich bags for “spaceship lights” or frosting decorator tubes
- Begin by making your spaceships and let them harden for a little bit before putting them on the cupcakes.
- Use food color to color the white frosting you’ll need 3 colors to achieve the effect you see in the photos.
- select a color place a small amount on one side of a vanilla wafer cookie. Top with another cookie to make a sandwich.
- Use hygienic kitchen scissors to cut the bottom ( about one third) of the gum drop off and discard.
- Attach the gumdrop “dome” to the top of the sandwiched cookie with a drop frosting.
- Put some frosting in a plastic sandwich bag (or use your decorator tubes). Snip a small hole from the corner of the bag and pipe around the gum drop to secure it to the cookie.
- Put another color frosting in a 2nd sandwich bag and use both color frosting bags to make the “lights” around the flying saucer.
- Now frost your cupcakes and gently place the flying saucers on top.
These cupcakes are the perfect centerpiece for an alien birthday, vintage Lost In Space or outer space party. I’ve even use them for Men and Black party and they were huge hit.
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