{Cat In The Hat} Dr. Seuss Cupcakes

{Cat In The Hat} Dr. Seuss Cupcakes

This Cat in the Hat cupcake would be a great addition to any Dr. Seuss party. These Dr. Seuss Cupcakes are easy to make and perfect for a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration.

Dr. Seuss Cupcakes - Cat in the hat

Dr. Seuss Cupcakes – Cat in the Hat

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Make-Ahead and Storage:

How far in advance can I make a cupcake?

Cupcakes will stay fresh for 3-4 days after baking.

How do I store cupcakes?

Store cupcakes, covered, at room temperature. If you do not have a cupcake container with a lid, you can use toothpicks inserted into the top of the cupcakes to keep plastic wraps off of the cupcakes and still cover them for storage.

Dr. Seuss cupcakes

What is the Difference Between a Cupcake Pan and a Muffin Tin?

Nothing at all. Both cupcake pans and muffin tins are the same size and serve the same purpose to bake cupcakes and muffins. For muffins, one will usually spray the cavities before pouring the batter and baking. For cupcakes, a cupcake liner is usually placed in each cavity before pouring the batter.

Can I frost cupcakes in advance?

Yes. Frosted cupcakes, when covered and stored at room temperature should stay fresh for 3-4 days

How Far in Advance can I make these Dr. Seuss Cupcakes?

These Cat in the Hat cupcakes will stay fresh for at least 2 days. Most parts of the Dr. Seuss cupcakes should have a shelf life of up to five days. The marshmallows are the only part of the cupcake that would go stale after being exposed to air for too many days. Cover and store cupcakes at room temperature to prolong the freshness of this party treat

Tips and Tricks for this Dr. Seuss Cupcake: 

  • Any cupcake flavor will do for this cupcake idea – I used a boxed vanilla cake mix
  • Use white, vanilla, or cream cheese frosting – I’ve also seen blue frosting for a similar cupcake. A red frosting would also be a great color for the base
  • Don’t worry about making the frosting perfect – the hat will cover most of it anyway
  • If you want to get fancy, you can pipe your frosting with a star tip attached to a piping bag

Dr. Seuss Cupcakes

Are you ready to make these fun Dr. Seuss Cupcakes? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

Ingredients

  • A cupcake in a cupcake liner that is frosted with white frosting
  • Oreo cookies – you can use any type of Cookie that is about the same size or shape as an Oreo
  • White chocolate melts
  • a small glass microwave-proof bowl
  • wax paper
  • 1 regular sized marshmallow (large but not giant)
  • a small bowl of water
  • a bowl of red sugar crystal sprinkles

Other equipment:

  • fork
  • toothpick
  • optional- small paintbrush
  • silicone spatula for stirring chocolate

How do you make a Cat in the Hat Cupcake – Easily

  • Dip a cookie into white melted chocolate and set it on wax paper to dry
  • Place the ends of the marshmallow into a small bowl of water – leaving the middle part dry
  • Dip one end of the wet marshmallow into a bowl of red sugar crystals so that it covers 1/3 of the marshmallow
  • Sprinkle red sugar on the bottom part of the marshmallow making one more red stripe around the bottom
  • *There is no need to cover the bottom side of the marshmallow in red sugar as that will be placed on top of the cookie
  • Set the marshmallow down to dry
  • Dab some frosting onto the top of the chocolate covered cookie and place the marshmallow on top
  • Take off any stray red sugar with a clean wet paintbrush
  • When the decorations have dried – Place the Cat in the Hat decorations onto a frosted cupcake

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{Cat In The Hat} Dr. Seuss Cupcakes

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minute
  • Yield: 18 cupcakes 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • A cupcake frosted with white frosting
  • Oreo cookies
  • White chocolate melts – 12 oz. should be plenty for 18 dozen Oreo cookies
  • a small glass microwave-proof bowl
  • wax paper
  • 1 regular sized marshmallow – not giant
  • a small bowl of water
  • a bowl of red sugar crystal sprinkles

Other equipment:

  • fork
  • toothpick

Instructions

White Chocolate Cookies

  • Set out some wax paper on your countertop
  • Melt the chocolate melts
  • *I usually place the melts into a microwave-proof glass bowl and set the microwave for 1 minute. I stir the chocolates and usually have to put them back in for another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth
  • Place an Oreo Cookie into the melted chocolate – use a fork to push it under the melted chocolate (flip it around if necessary)
  • Place the fork under the cookie  pull the cookie up to the side of the bowl and tap off any excess chocolate
  • Set the cookie onto the wax paper to dry

Marshmallows

  • Dip both ends of your marshmallow into the bowl of water to wet the marshmallow at the top and bottom – leaving the middle of the marshmallow dry
  • Here’s another way of wetting the marshmallow: Using your paintbrush, paint on the water where you would like to see your red stripes
  • Dip one end of the wet marshmallow into a bowl of red sugar crystals so that it covers 1/3 of the marshmallow
  • Sprinkle red sugar on the bottom part of the marshmallow making one more red stripe around the bottom
  • Set the marshmallow down to dry
  • *only the top of the marshmallow needs sprinkles. The bottom will not show

2 Ways of Placing the Marshmallow onto the Cookie

  • Melted Chocolate – Place melted chocolate onto the center of the chocolate covered cookie
  • Frosting – dab some frosting onto the top center of the cookie to hold the marshmallow in place

Touching up – (if needed)

  • Take off any stray red sugar with a clean wet paintbrush

Notes

Storing – These cupcakes will stay fresh for about 2 days if covered and stored at room temperature

  • *There is no need to cover the bottom side of the marshmallow in red sugar as that will be placed on top of the cookie

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