Thursday, October 21, 2010

dirt and worms never tasted so good

This is the post I did for Moo Moo's &Tutus last week, in case you missed it.

I decided this is a 'practice' run for a treat I want to make at my Halloween Carnival.
This is the first year my son is in pre-school and we've I've decided to invite the whole class...plus lots of other people.  
If everyone comes, we're talking 30+ kids.  YIKES!  
I don't want to give away too many details 
(in case some of the parents are reading this - haha) 
but I did want to share my dirt cakes.  

Kids like cake..kids like dirt - why not combine them??  
Throw in some worms for good luck & everyone's happy.

Here are my supplies...box mix and a tub of icing. I know, I could have made it all from scratch.  I am a big fan of box mixes and tubs of icing - plus it was on sale!


Oreos (that you will crush) and gummy worms. 



I also bought 9oz clear cups.  I wanted to make sure the kids could see the worms :)

After the cupcakes were baked and cooled completely, I cut them in half.  
Plopped the bottom half into the cup.  I added some icing 
(it helps to put it in a Ziploc-like bag and snip the tip so you can pipe it in) 
and some crushed cookies.


Now the fun part..add a worm or 2.  Then add the top half of the cupcake, more icing and more cookies.  Make sure you add a few more worms to the top.


My mom actually had these wooden spoon things - they sorta look like shovels :)



I love that you can see the worm from the side...kinda like it's digging in there.  
Gross and cool at the same time!


One other happy accident, I had several lids from my 'cupcakes in a jar' experiment.  
Several lids with no bottoms.  
The cups I used for my dirt cakes were Solo brand 9oz cups.  
The lids I have fit 20oz mobile or 16oz thirsty cups 
(our local grocery store brand).  
Luckily for me..they fit each other.  
Now I have 'dirt cakes on the go'



Of course, I'm using these for Halloween.  For the 'gross' factor.  But these would be great for a garden party, bug party, jungle party.  
Any theme that may include bugs or dirt :)

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12 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

So fun! I remember someone making a dirt cake when I was younger and putting it in a flower pot! It was so gross...but still yummy:)

Kelli said...

Like Kelli, I've had the dirt cake in a flower pot. GOOD STUFF! :) I've only had the kind made with cream cheese and Oreos, but these look really good, too! And how handy to have the lids that fit!

Jodee Leader said...

My kids would love those! So cute and fun for Halloween!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

I love these! I've only had them with pudding but icing would be so much better! Thanks for the idea :)

Leah {Living Life Crafty} said...

My mom used to make dirt every year for my birthday in a flower pot. Her recipe was a little different though, used oreos, cream cheese and pudding i think. it was delicious!!

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He & Me + 3 said...

What a fun and cute idea and so yummy too. I love it.

FrouFrouBritches said...

So cute! My kids would love these. My older two love those gummy worms too!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I repeat: love dirt cups!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Very cute :) thanks for sharing the link with me.

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

that is SO cute...what a fun (and yummy) idea! :)

Ladybug said...

Brings back memories for me when I used to make that for my DD. TFS!

They're gonna have a ball!!!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

My little boys would LOVE these! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again soon :)

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