Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dino Dig Cupcakes!

These were such at HIT at preschool I just had to do them with my nieces and nephews! What kid doesn't just love Dinosaurs? With this snack kids can be a paleontologist! They dig the dinosaur out of the 'dirt' and eat the dirt while they're at it!













Here's what you need: 1 cake mix (and ingredients), clean small dinosaurs







Here's what you do:
Make the cake mix according to the directions. Grease the muffin tin with butter and flour. Pour a bit of batter into the muffin tin. Place a dinosaur in each muffin tin and cover with batter. Bake according to directions. Give each child 2 small wooden craft sticks to dig out their dinosaur and eat the cake!
 *WARNING*  You need to make sure the dinosaur 
toys you use are safe to use!  I did! :)

6 comments:

TracyB said...

Very cute! We give our kids a choc. chip cookie and tooth picks and have them dig out the choc.
"rocks", but the dinos look like lots more fun ;~)

Rachel H. said...

What a cute idea. I have one crazy question though...won't the dinos MELT in the oven?? I am really curious about this!

rach said...

I was concerned about that too - but NO they don't! It's MAGIC!

Snooky doodle said...

how cute! and yummy too

katherinemarie said...

LOVE this idea!!! such a grand way to enjoy a sweet treat and explore at the same time. :) THANKS!!!!!

Amy Trauntvein said...

Where was THIS idea when I was LIVING with a dinosaur a few years back???? I coulda used this one every week! Just recycled those little buggers over and over and over... You know, I still have a bunch of them in a box, hmmmmm.....