Momma Told Me: Spaghetti And Meatballs Cupcakes

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Spaghetti And Meatballs Cupcakes

These Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes would make the perfect family dessert prank or Lady And The Tramp party treat! Use Strawberry Jam for the sauce, Ferrero Rocher chocolates for the meatballs, and shaved White Chocolate for the parmesean cheese.
Momma Told Me: If you don't stop playing with your food you're going to end up wearing it!

In our family photo album is a snapshot of a strawberry blonde, 2 year old me, in a booster chair that has somehow managed to work it's way out during every first 'dinner with the boyfriend,' throughout my life. There I sit, in nothing but my Pull-Ups alone, smeared head to toe in tomato sauce. The story goes; Momma turned around for but one second and I decided to flip my Barney bowl on top of my head, resulting in a wig made of spaghetti. It's not a moment on film I'm particularly proud of, but it does foster my fond memories of childhood and spaghetti. Honestly, whether you are a fan or not, you can't deny the fun in a dish like Spaghetti and Meatballs.
These Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes would make the perfect family dessert prank or Lady And The Tramp party treat! Use Strawberry Jam for the sauce, Ferrero Rocher chocolates for the meatballs, and shaved White Chocolate for the parmesean cheese.
As you all know, I bake something new each week for my Thursday night bowling league. In the beginning it was an on and off kind of thing- I'd only bring in leftovers from recipes for the blog if I had them on hand. Now I search out specific treats to attempt, and even take requests from my fellow league-mates. Since April Fools just happens to be one of my favorite 'holidays,' I decided, this month, I would make some sweet imitations. What that means for you, my darling readers, is the proceeding 4 weeks of fun and zany 'faux' food concepts being rolled out here on the blog; starting with my Spaghetti + Meatballs cupcakes.
These Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes would make the perfect family dessert prank or Lady And The Tramp party treat! Use Strawberry Jam for the sauce, Ferrero Rocher chocolates for the meatballs, and shaved White Chocolate for the parmesean cheese.
These Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes would make the perfect family dessert prank or Lady And The Tramp party treat! Use Strawberry Jam for the sauce, Ferrero Rocher chocolates for the meatballs, and shaved White Chocolate for the parmesean cheese.
As if spaghetti wasn't a fun enough dish already, these sweet treats are entirely, well, sweet, and have absolutely no 'trick' other than they're playful look. Not only were these a blast to make with some readily available baking items, but I now have the intense desire to stage an entire Lady And The Tramp themed party. Of course these would also be great for any fans of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, or general Italian food lover's birthday; but we prefer the final option- making them just because.
These Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes would make the perfect family dessert prank or Lady And The Tramp party treat! Use Strawberry Jam for the sauce, Ferrero Rocher chocolates for the meatballs, and shaved White Chocolate for the parmesean cheese.
While I'd love to take credit for being a foodie mastermind, these playful cupcakes are pretty simple to replicate. First, choose whether you want to go the traditional 'white noodle' route, or the more tongue in cheek yellow noodle route and make your cupcakes accordingly. A cream cheese frosting will work great for white or off white noodles, while a few drops of yellow food coloring will give them a more dramatic pop. Place your frosting in a piping bag with a narrow tip and simply zig-zag, swirl, and twist ribbons of icing across the top of your cupcake. For your spaghetti sauce, strawberry jam or preserves will do just fine. (I found preserves have a more rich red color, but tend to require thinning with a little fruit juice.) Plop some 'sauce' atop your noodles and dip a Ferrero Rocher chocolate hazelnut ball in some remaining 'sauce' and set it atop. Shave a white chocolate bar through a cheese grater for Parmesan cheese; it's as simple as that!

Making sweets that look like savory food items is sort of a thing in our household- just ask my father who has received cakes shaped like a sandwich, pizza, hamburger, and more. What favorite dish or meal would you get a kick out of seeing turned into a sweet treat?

What Daughter Says: Maybe you can't get away with playing with your food anymore, but you can enjoy the playful presentation of these cupcakes!

11 comments:

  1. Those are TOO cute! I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to get it so perfect!

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  2. These came out amazing. I have such conflicting taste bud decisions with these!

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  3. Your cupcakes look amazing - you did a phenomenal job! My daughter's birthday is this weekend, and she loves spaghetti. She would flip out over these!

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  4. I'm sure your bowling team loved them. You are so very talented! Hot dogs might be fun; or here's a challenge - lobster rolls. Hahahahaha

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  5. Even though I adore everything you create, this is quite possibly your masterpiece (other than the dog bed). LOL. Love how realistic it is.

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  6. That is just too adorable and, I have to agree with Shelley, one of your best creations. It is like a combination of any kid favorite foods - spaghetti & meatballs AND cupcakes, except that they are actually cupcakes

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  7. These are the cutest cupcakes ever. And.. you managed to make savory food look like a crave-worthy sweet treat in epic fashion. I adore these!

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  8. Very creative cupcakes, I've never seen anything like it before! Great job!

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  9. What a fun idea. My daughter did the spaghetti on her head too!

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  10. So so fun for kids to be surprised with - and great for April Fool's Day too! Hmmm.....I'm going to have to think of a savory to sweet idea too!! You've inspired me.

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