Introduction: T.V. Dinner Cupcakes
My dad turned 60 this year so I thought to throw him a 60s birthday party complete with t.v. dinners...except with a tasty twist. I made the cupcake batter as directed on the box and then had more fun with the decorating. For the creamy mashed potatoes, I topped the cupcake with a mound of cream cheese frosting. For the butter, I sliced a small piece/square from a yellow Starburst candy. To finish it off, I drizzled slightly melted caramel sauce for the gravy. The next side dish was the mixed vegetables. I made two seperate mixing bowls of frosting; one with orange dye and cream cheese frosting and the other with a green dye and cream cheese frosting. In the orange dyed frosting, I mixed in chopped up orange Starburst candy to look like squared carrots. In the green dyed frosting, I mixed in green Sixlet chocolate candy. When both were mixed well, I combined them to make a yummy side veggie dish. For the main course, there was fried chicken. I plopped on a huge mound of cream cheese frosting...in the shape of a chicked leg. I then crushed cornflakes to make the crusty layer of fried chicken. For the chicken bone, I melted white chocolate and formed a bone shape. After it cooled, I stuck it on top of the cupcake to make it look like a chicken leg. And last but not least, the t.v. dinner dessert...the brownie! I topped the cupcake with a milk chocolate frosting and finished it off with sprinkles. Enjoy your dinner and dessert in one!