My beautiful and wonderful best friend just recently had her first child – a gorgeous baby boy whom she named Maddox…”Max” for short. For her shower, her very creative (and very talented in their own right), MIL and step-MIL hosted a Where The Wild Things Are themed event. Her step-MIL sent me a note and asked if I would make cupcakes and I couldn’t wait to try my hand at decorating cupcakes for such a special day!
I made Red Velvet cupcakes filled with pastry cream (recipe for the cake can be found here) and I looked up some pictures of other Where The Wild Things Are cupcakes for inspiration. I picked up some pre-made fondant in orange (Carol’s nose), white (Carol’s teeth) and yellow (the crown). I also grabbed some candy eyes from Michael’s (they have everything!). I dyed the coconut buttercream I made black for Carol’s fur and to pipe Max’s name and just left the remainder of it white for the background frosting. I used a “grass” tip to make the fur…which I think came out pretty convincing!
I might skip the black frosting if I ever make these again because the dye makes it very messy to eat (though very cute to look at) in favor of using chocolate frosting (dark brown would look great too and there would be no messy dye to contend with).