Here’s an idea for President’s Day cupcakes! It’s a cartoon cupcake version of Honest Abe! (It also looks a little like Frankie from American Pickers!) Here’s the how to!:

You’ll Need:

  • Baked vanilla cupcakes – don’t put too much batter in these cupcake liners. You don’t want a muffin top, this time. Baked until tops are golden and firm
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Black Food Coloring
  • Pastry Bag with a star tip
  • Candy Eyes
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Brown Wilton chocolate melts – melted in a bowl, according to package directions
  • Fancy Cupcake wrappers with strong material to hold the weight of the cookie inside – like the picture below: nutcracker-cupcake

Now, onto Abraham Lincoln:

  • First off, prepare the Oreo Cookies by twisting them apart and scraping the creamy center off of the brown cookie
  • Abraham Lincoln, President's Day Cupcake
  • Now, take a sharp kitchen knife and saw off just a little bit of 2 opposites sides – making a rectangular shape
  • Trim the top and bottom into a straight edge
  • Abraham Lincoln, President's Day Cupcake
  • Now, using the melted chocolate glue the rectangular shape onto the circular piece of the Oreo Cooke – about 1/3 of the way in
  • You can use something to prop the tall piece up while it dries and sets for you
  • Abraham Lincoln, President's Day Cupcake
  • Now mix the chocolate frosting and the black food coloring together to get a nice black color for his beard
  • Abraham Lincoln, President's Day Cupcake
  • Place the frosting into the prepared pastry bag with a star tip, and pipe frosting all around the edge of the cupcake into a U shape for Lincoln’s beard **When the frosting dries from sitting out for a minute, gently push the points from the star tips down
  • Abraham Lincoln, President's Day Cupcake
  • If you want to give him a pointy beard, just keep adding rows of stars at the bottom of the beard to – 3 stars, then 2 under that, and finally 1 point at the end ( sort of like this nutcracker cupcake, above 🙂 )
  • Use a little frosting as glue for the eyes and add eyebrows and a mouth with the frosting
  • Abraham Lincoln, President's Day Cupcake
  • Now, Abraham Lincoln had a pronounced nose. And in order to make the nose three-dimensional and flesh tone to match the face – here’s what I did
  • I used another baked cupcake to cut a steep triangle out of. I cut the triangle from the top of the cupcake
  • Then I placed it on the Cupcake face with frosting
  • Add a dab of frosting to the top of your cupcake – where the hat will rest. This will help hold the hat in place
  • I inserted the hat into the top of the cupcake so Abraham would have his classic tall hat! – Make sure you go down far enough so the top part of the hat has some cupcake to rest on, or it will be top heavy!
  • Abraham Lincoln, President's Day Cupcake
  • That’s It! Enjoy your day off, today!

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com – fun foods, party ideas, kid crafts, recipes, and fun things to do with the whole family!


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