DIY dipping dessert
Recently, my kids earned a family party for good behavior. Without hesitation my daughter asked for her favorite: Cupcakes! Since spring is in the air and because I wanted to get the kids involved, we decided to do cupcake fondue!
When it's time to have a party, kids know just what to do. My kids don’t often get fancy desserts, so when they earned a party for a week of good behavior we went all out. We decided to throw a cupcake fondue party for their reward.
The process of planning our special party was half the fun! I let the kids pick out the frosting colors and toppings they wanted to use for their treats. They picked springy pastels in various flavors for the frosting and a cute assortment of sparkles and confetti for decorations.
When we got home, we laid out all our goodies.
We started by putting our cupcakes on our sticks. This was a little tricky for my 2-year-old at first.
Then we dipped our cupcakes in our frosting fondue.
I let them each choose two things to decorate with. My daughter liked the sparkly sugar the best!
After we made a lovely bouquet of cupcakes, I let them enjoy!
The cupcakes tasted as good as they looked, and my kids had so much fun dipping their dessert!
For younger kids, opt for a fork to hold the cupcake — it's easier to grip and the cake is sure to stay on.
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Image credit: Brandy Clabaugh, Nutmeg Nanny