My oldest son just turned 8 and we had a circus theme party for him I really loved how it all came together so I decided to add them all to one giant post lol
Here is his circus tent cake that I made using the wilton giant cupcake pan. I frosted it all white and used red fruit by the foot for the stripes down the cake. Then I used blue airhead candy to go around the roof and white sixlets chocolate balls to line the red stripes. Then I cut out a hole in the front of the cake and added a clown with son more fruit by the foot as drapes around the door.
Cotton Candy Cupcakes
For the cupcakes I just used a french vanilla cake mix and separated the batter into three bowls then I added neon pink food coloring to one bowl and neon blue to the other bowl. I also added some cotton candy flavoring oil to the white batter.
Then I did one scoop of each color into the cupcake wrappers and cooked them according to the cake box instructions
For the frosting I just dyed vanilla frosting with purple and blue and swirled it onto the tops. I was worried about putting cotton candy on the frosting because I figured that it would melt so instead I made little balls of cotton candy and attached them to a sucker stick. Wrapped them in plastic wrap and tied them up with some ribbon.
For the popcorn cupcakes I made a chocolate fudge cake mix as directed on box and then frosted them with vanilla frosting then topped them with mini marshmallows that I cut three little slits in the tops and twisted them to look like popcorn. Then I used wilton yellow food mist to color them yellow. So easy but so cute.
Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes
Caramel popcorn cupcakes I made chocolate fudge cake mix and when they were cooled I scooped out a hole in the center and filled them with caramel topping. Then replaced the cupcake hole that I cut out and frosted them with chocolate frosting then I topped them with caramel corn and drizzled on more caramel topping. These were my favorite out of the bunch. So yummy.
Snow Cone Cupcakes
Snow cone cupcakes again I used a white cake mix and added a box of fruit fusion jello mix and baked as directed on the box. Then when they were cooled I frosted them with vanilla frosting and used sugar sprinkles and separated the colors with blue,yellow,and red. Then I put them into Styrofoam cups and added a straw and a wooden spoon.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
For the caramel apple cupcakes I used the caramel apple cake mix and frosting then I just used a melon baller and scooped out mini apples for the tops of the cupcakes. Then I drizzled them with caramel topping and added sprinkles and nuts. I also left some plain.