Mandi made the post today. Her comments are in red, mine are in black.
As many of you know, February 2nd was Groundhog's
Day. I can't even remember when my love
of this rather odd holiday began. Maybe
it was how they waddled all over my nanny's yard when I was little. I don't think she liked them very much cause
they dug tunnels all over, but I did.
And I still do. Three years ago Dan
and I lived in Boston with our friend Richie.
We decided to throw a little party in honor of the holiday. I did some searching online for some fun
recipes to make the party special. I wish
I could take credit for these adorable little guys, but that wouldn't be
nice. I got the idea from
familyfun.go.com But you can find this
recipe all over the web so I'm not really sure who the originator was. So this was the third year I've made these
groundhog's day cupcakes...
But before we start, let me caution you right now. These are EXTREMELY time consuming. Maybe start off just making half a dozen
groundhogs and the rest regular cupcakes.
Cause the amount that I did takes hours.
But it is worth. Oh man is it
worth it. Just look at these little
Here I am prepping the ingredients. Some of these are replacement candies which
deviated from the original recipe because well let's face it, in Bermuda
finding what you want in the grocery store is usually a challenge.
I used a little brown icing as glue to hold on
candy pieces. The first step is cutting
off the tips of the white jelly beans to use as the eyeball
I watched some Ace of Cakes while working to get a little
Next step is the mini mms for the ears and cheeks... I had to
go to FOUR grocery stores to find these.
I was getting pretty upset near the end because of course it was the
night before I needed them and I think they are the only ones of the candies
that wouldn't swap out too easily... but I
found them at the very last store which made me very happy and also Dan very
happy cause I probably wouldn't have been very nice if I had failed my mission...
luckily in the U.S. I highly doubt finding them will be a problem for anyone.
The first batch comes together...
The cutest little groundhog army ever...
Dan is always such a big help with the cupcakes
When did I get knocked up?
My brand new, beautiful kitchen aid :) yayyy
Just so you know, I am not a good baker... these are boxed
I know you probably can't see the time on the stove but it's
4: 22 AM.... I have issues...
Groundhogs made and waiting... cupcakes baked and cooling...
finally time for bed.
I dug a hole in every cupcake so that after I put
the icing and Oreos on Phil would slide in nice and easy
Dan insisted upon taking one of them outside so
you could see him properly in the picture... he is a little cutie.
Who me?? thanks
The army is ready for battle!
Ok apologies for the sudden gross unexpected raw chicken. this is me prepping some wings for the party. The party was actually a superbowl party, but to mandi it was all about the groundhogs.
Atmosphere shots. Looks like people are having fun. right?
Ya know you want some! I may blog about this some other time but it is pretty much the recipe from thepioneerwomancooks.com/ Note the wetness on the shirt, I was playing beer pong just before making these. that is my trademark pongstain.
MMMM Blurry wings
She liked the cupcakes!
Mandi also liked the cupcakes!
I liked the wings
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