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Toy Story Alien Cupcakes

by Nick Makrides
Toy Story Cupcakes

The clawwwwwwwwww! My Toy Story Alien Cupcakes are just so freaking cute. I reckon these would be the perfect addition to a kids birthday party dessert table! Aren’t they so cute!?

Nicks favorite thing…

I mean, have you seen the movie? These little Pizza Planet green aliens are some of the cutest characters in the franchise! These cupcakes are my moist vanilla cupcakes and the alien head on top is made of cake pops. They’re pretty easy to make and would be such a cute kids baking project with some adult supervision.

Toy Story Alien Cupcakes

What does it taste like?

Well, these cupcakes are made up of my deliciously moist vanilla cupcakes and flavored with boysenberry flavoring. The alien cake pops are covered in white chocolate and candy melts and the green goo inside is a white chocolate ganache.

Close up of Toy Story Cupcakes

What are the ingredients I need?

Cupcakes

All-purpose flour – also known as plain flour.

Caster sugar – also known as superfine sugar.

Salt – I used fine salt.

Unsalted butter – make sure your butter is softened .

Eggs –  I used large eggs.

Milk – I used cow’s milk but almond milk will also work.

Vegetable oil – you can also use sunflower oil.

Greek yogurt – you may use sour cream instead if you wish.

Vanilla ExtractAlways use good quality vanilla extract when baking, it makes a huge difference. I have a great recipe here for it if you’d like to try your own!

Boysenberry flavouring – I used the ‘Roberts’ brand flavoruing.

Food gel – I used the ‘Chefmaster’ brand.

White chocolate – I used the Nestle brand cooking buttons.

Candy food gel – this is oil based food coloring used for coloring chocolate. Regular food gel will not work.

Candy melts – These are pre-colored candy that you can melt and coat things in. I used the Wilton brand candy melts.

Heavy cream – the type you use for whipping cream.

My Top Tips!

  • Make sure you give those cake pops time to chill in the fridge before coating to make it an easier process.
  • American buttercream is best for this recipe as it’s firmer and will be able to hold the weight the alien head cake pops.

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I’ll see you all on the following recipe. Happy baking!

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Toy Story Cupcakes

Toy Story Cupcakes

Serves 20

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp boysenberry flavoring
  • 3 drops blue food gel
  • 3 drops purple food gel

Alien Cake Pops

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp boysenberry flavoring
  • 2 drops purple food gel
  • 5 drops pink food gel
  • 2 cups white chocolate, melted
  • 5 drops green candy food gel
  • 10 drops yellow candy food gel
  • 60 candy eyes
  • 1/2 cup black candy melts, melted

Green Goo

  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 drops green food gel
  • 5 drops yellow food gel

Frosting



Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 140°C / 275°F or a conventional oven to160°C / 320°F. Line two cupcake tins with the cupcake liners.
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well combined.
  • Next, add the softened butter and mix on low speed until the mixture reaches a crumbly, sand-like texture.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil, yoghurt, blue food gel, purple food gel, boysenberry flavouring and vanilla, and mix on low speed until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Scrape down the side of the bowl and mix for a final 20 seconds. It’s at this point that you can add any flavourings or food-gel colourings to the batter.
  • Fill each liner three-quarters of the way. Using an ice-cream scoop to transfer the batter to the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process, and ensures each liner contains exactly the same amount of batter and that the cupcakes will bake evenly. Bake for 40–50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Alien Cake Pops

  • To make the cake pop cake repeat the same exact process as the cupcakes.Replace the food gels used in the cupcake mixture with the pink food gel.
  • Place in a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake the same amount of time as the cupcakes. Allow to cool completely before crumbling all of the cake into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of the buttercream frosting (before you colour it) and mix using a spatula until well combined. Take out a piece of the mixture just a little bigger than a gold ball and roll into a ball. Then roll into a short log shape about the size of an egg.
  • Place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

Face Decorations

  • To make the face decorations add the white chocolate into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time, mixing each time until smooth.
  • Add the green and yellow candy food gel colouring. Note: This is different from regular food gel colorings. This one is specifically for colouring chocolate. Add some of the green chocolate into a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #2 round tip. Line a baking tray with baking paper and pipe the ears by piping little triangle shapes about the size of your toenail. Then pipe little long shapes about half the size of a match stick with a round shape at the top. You’re going to need 2 ears for each cupcake and one antenna for each cupcake.
  • Add the melted black candy melts into a piping bag with a Wilton #2piping tip and pipe the little mouths onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. They’re the shape of a squinty eye and about the size of a fingernail.Let all the decorations set in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Next, dip the very end of a cake pop stick into the green chocolate and insert into the bottom of each cake pop. Allow to chill for 20 minutes before dipping the cake pop into the green chocolate. Allow excess to drip off. Place the mouth on the wet chocolate along with the 3 candy eyes and antenna on the top. You might need a little dab of extra green chocolate to stick the antenna on top.
  • To make the green goo add the white chocolate and cream into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time, mixing each time until smooth.Add the green and yellow food gel and mix until well combined. Add to a large piping bag.
  • Core the centre of each cupcake and fill with the green goo.
  • Fit the end of a piping bag with a large round tip. Pipe a flat swirl of frosting on top of each cupcake before placing the alien head on top.

Notes

Storage
Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition

Calories : 494kcal
Carbonhydrates: 53g
Protein: 8g
Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 6g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 71mg
Sodium: 288mg
Potassium : 185mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 19g
Vitamin A: 427IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 147mg
Iron: 2mg
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