March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday so grab your favorite Dr. Seuss book and bake something to celebrate! Better yet, you can make edible cupcake toppers based on your favorite Dr. Seuss book. All these ideas are great for children and adults. They are also easy enough to incorporate into a Dr. Seuss birthday activity for children.
There are a variety of ways to make Cat in the Hat cupcake toppers. You can make cupcake toppers by stacking marshmallows with red frosting on the bottom, in-between, and on top. An easy way to get children involved making Cat in the Hat cupcake toppers, skewer slices of banana and strawberry on a toothpick.
Any Green Eggs and Ham fans out there? An easy way to make Green Eggs and Ham cupcake toppers is to melt white chocolate or use white candy melts. Place the white chocolate in a pastry bag and onto wax paper squeeze out circles, or not so perfect circles, to mimic an egg. Then add a green M&M or other green circle candy for a green yolk. Add the “egg” is a great task for little ones.
Children love The Lorax not only because of the Lorax, but because of its fun truffula trees. To make truffula tree cupcake toppers frost green onto cupcakes for grass and then make a tree. Take half a pretzel rod and place a small ball of cotton candy on the top and you have a tuffula tree! Insert the tree into the cupcake and your set.
You can also use cotton candy to make cupcake toppers that represent the Cat in the Hat characters Thing 1 and Thing 2. Make or purchase cupcake wrappers that look like their shirts and place blue cotton candy on top of the cupcake to represent their hair. To simplify the cupcakes you can make paper circles for the 1 and 2 and use blue frosting for the hair.
Whether you’re an adult with or without children Dr. Seuss’s birthday can be a fun excuse to get creative in the kitchen and make cute cupcakes. Pick your favorite and get started!
If you live in the Madison area celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Madison Public Library from 6:30-8 p.m. on March 1 2013. This family fun night will include story reading, games, singing, and a treat in honor of Dr. Seuss.