Mud & Worm Cupcakes

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My first four children were boys. My last two were girls. I live a dual life as a mom. There’s legos and Jedi and lots of mud on one side. There are princesses and Dora and lots of mud on the other. For some reason, lots of mud is the common theme that runs through them both — particularly in Spring.

When I was making cupcakes recently I looked to my cupboards for inspiration. I found some gummy worms leftover from the Lego Powerminers Cake in November as well as the ubiquitous candy rocks that go on all our cakes. I was out of powdered sugar — and though I learned a few weeks ago that my Magic Bullet can make powdered sugar — I decided to use a frosting recipe without powdered sugar. Call it Spring Fever. Call it laziness.

Call it mud.

We made mud cupcakes with worms and rocks. How cool — in a gross, kiddie like way — is that?

These are easy to do, so you can enjoy the mud both insides and out on this beautiful spring day. Just try to keep the mud off the carpet!

And it goes without saying, of course, that your kids will love to make these with you.

Today we’re sharing Springtime Recipes on Ultimate Recipe Swap.

What do you cook up to welcome Spring?


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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Sara @ Mom Endeavors says

    Love these! We did mud pudding similar to this around Halloween once. My oldest little guy would LOVE these!!! 🙂

  2. Carla says

    Hahhaha! I call it mud! I bet allllll of your babies had fun with this treat – My little one would get a kick out of making these. 🙂
    Thanks for the linky!

  3. You really do get the Mom of theYear award!

  4. That looks so yummy. I look forward to cooking with my son once he’s a little older.
    Thank you for hosting! This week I shared my fingerling potato recipe.

  5. Great way to bring in spring:-)

  6. Oooh. Sounds yummy. We’ll definitely try those some time!

  7. Cute idea Jessica!

  8. The cupcakes look so fun! Thanks for a great idea!

  9. Those are the most fun thing for kids to eat.

  10. That’s awesome! I’ll definitely keep that in mind next time I make the chocolate zucchini muffins that I linked to!

    Thanks for hosting a great recipe swap!

  11. We made these at my son’s messy-themed birthday party last year! The kids got to frost their own cupcakes, then top them with gummy worms and oreo “dirt.” It was the perfect “cake” for a messy party! Looks like you guys enjoyed them, too!

  12. So cute!

  13. Aubrey says

    Is that picture really of FishBaby? She looks so big! Looks like you had fun.

  14. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing our latest muffin, lemon poppy seed. Enjoy!!

  15. Those are too cute Jessica. I can’t get over how much FC2 has grown.

    • Jessica Fisher says

      @Micha, isn’t it amazing how quickly it’s gone? I’m stunned still when I hear her speaking in complete sentences.

  16. Those cupcakes are so adorable. My son love Worms’n’Dirt pudding so I am sure he would be all over these.

  17. These are absolutely adorable. My boys would love these….anything with worms and dirt,lol

  18. So many wonderful spring recipes here! I can’t wait to check them all out. 🙂

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