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Sonic the Hedgehog Cupcakes

My best friend asked me if i could make some kind of Sonic cupcakes for her son, who just turned 7. I did some Googling and i just wasn't sure how to best go about it. Until, i saw this blog post.

I had only made fondant once before, but i thought i could pull something cute off.

This is what i ended up with:



Cute, right?

I used a recipe from a book i picked up super cheap at TJ Maxx called The Cupcake: Life's Better with a Cupcake which i can't find a link to on Amazon, so this is all i have to show you for that, and i used the Basic Vanilla cupcake recipe from there. I used buttercream for the eyes, mixed with some cocoa powder for the noses, mouths, and pupils. I used the fondant recipe located here.

My BFF's son loved them, even though he only ate one of them (i wasn't sure how he'd do with fondant, being autistic with some sensory issues) but we the adults devoured them! They were SO GOOD... i had never covered cupcakes fully with fondant before and therefore it was a pleasant surprise how they were sweet but not overly sugary like buttercream tends to be for me. This may be a be a favorite for me, even if my arms ached for a couple days from all the kneading. lol I am sure that goes away with practice.

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Comments

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mango_pancake
Nov. 2nd, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
These look super cute and tasty! You've done a great job with the fondant, it can be tricky to get right :)
traceylalala
Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, i am glad it turned out so well!
akivadarkmoon
Nov. 2nd, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Those are really cute! I would be be really excited if someone made those for me, haha. =]
traceylalala
Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Always the baker, never the receiver. lol
moochachip
Nov. 2nd, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, want to come over to my place and make some? These are darin.
traceylalala
Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! =)
picklebabe
Nov. 3rd, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if I love that a 7 year knows who Sonic the Hedgehog is (unless I'm so out of it he's returned and I missed it!) or how freakin' cute these are! Well done!
traceylalala
Nov. 3rd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Sonic has made a HUGE comeback! This kid ADORES Sonic, and is so mega into his beloved Hedgehog he has plushies of Sonic, Tails, that pink girl, and Shadow. =) For his birthday, he decorated the kitchen walls with coloring pages of the Sonic characters his mom printed out for him to color. It was *so* cute!
iheartsonic
Nov. 9th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE* LOVE THESE what an awesome job!! <3 <3 Me want!!

My 6yr old son and I love Sonic too. I also made some Sonic cupcakes once http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=102188899844196&set=a.102188179844268.2923.102187116511041&type=3&theater
traceylalala
Nov. 10th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
Those are freaking cute! I wanted to do an image like that from the side but didn't think i'd be able to pull it off in icing. =) Nice job!
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