Friday, January 8, 2010

TV Dinner Cupcake Experience

So, for our 2 year anniversary my husband got my the great book "Hello, Cupcake!" which is all about how to decorate cute cupcakes and includes the infamous TV Dinner Cupcake frosting how-to! This week I decided to buckle down and spend a few hours on decorating some fricken awesome cupcakes! Here's the final result.

From left to right Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn on the Cob with Butter, Peas & Corn and last but not least Chocolate Pudding!
I think they came out totally sweet and I couldn't have asked for anything better. My personal fave to make was probably the mashed potatoes, plus they just look totally cute. Unfortunately after having spent about 3 hours baking and decorating I had no appetite to dig in and eat any of them. They managed to hang around about 3 days before my husband Joel and I decided to see how the cupcakes actually tasted with all the nasty bits attached.

Our personal plate of cupcakes for tasting!

Joel started with the Corn on the cob.
The corn the cob was probably the most frightening of all of the cupcakes due to its extreme amount of jelly beans. Luckily I used Buttered popcorn so it made it kind of mesh with the feelings of actually eating corn...but in a totally awesome sweet tasting way.

I ate the butter pat (lemon starburst) when Joel wasn't looking. :)

Peas & Corn is what I started in with. Pretty darn tasty, if I do say so myself. Kind of tasted like a normal cupcake spiked with orange starburst which was really yummers.

Joel Checking it out...I think it passes the test!

Checking out the Fried Chicken. The fried chicken tasted crunchy and sweet and really good because it had a doughnut hole buried under the frosting. Way Yums!

Fried Chicken is sooooo good!

Chocolate Pudding wasn't really much of anything special. It was just a regular yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting.

Seriously destroyed plate of cupcakes. We enjoyed them quite a bit.

After a few more minutes of sitting in front of us they were pretty much gone. Not too much to complain about. Just good cupcakes with crazy stuff on them. I fully recommend you go out and buy the book "Hello, Cupcake!" Tons of fun for your and yours and plenty of calories to go around. 


  1. Crap...I have a stomach ache from seeing you eat all those cupcakes!! Seriously..I don't know how you did it. But that was a great critique of them. The corn one looked more like real corn when you were done demolishing it. Those would be a great thing for a kid birthday party. How much time did it take you to make them?

  2. Anonymous it took about 4 hours from start to finish. A long process but well worth it!

  3. I found the designs of cup cakes appetizing. It gives me idea on how to decorate and bake nutritious cupcakes for my kids. Thank you for sharing.