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Monsters inc inspired smoothies!

We tested 3 smoothie recipes this week and they are kid approved! Cheers to this because there is hidden ingredients like spinach, spirulina, oats, chia seed, and kale!!!

If your having trouble getting your child to eat veggies or even fruits here’s my tricks to get them to try it out! :

1. Have them pick out veggies and fruit on your grocery trip.

2. They can be helpers to prepare the meal!

3. Make it cute! Food that looks like a animal! We really become master chefs!

4. Or hide them in the food so they don’t know!!!! LOL!!!

And what I did today! Kinda a mix of all 4 and they were loved by my 1 year old & 5 year old! Now I’m not a nutritionist or anything but we added a veggie, fruit, and protein for each of these smoothies!

3 kid approved smoothies and perfect for adults too!

Mike Wazowski green smoothie recipe:

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 spears Pineapple
  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 tablespoon Sunflower butter or your favorite nut butter
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Cut all ingredients and add to a blender! That’s it and blend on high for 30 seconds mix and blend on high 45 more seconds!

Blend till smooth!
Affiliate link to Ninja blender: https://amzn.to/39tfJQF

Boo strawberry oat smoothie

  • 6 strawberries
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • Banana
  • 1 tablespoon blue nectar agave
  • 1 table spoon chia seeds
Raspberries not pictured

Rinse berries and add to blender, add oats, banana, sweetener, chia seeds and 2 cups almond mild and blend high 45 seconds and again 45 seconds. Add liquid based how you prefer.

Sully’s Blue Smoothie

  • 2 Handful Blueberries
  • 4 Strawberries
  • 1/4 Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Agave nectar
  • 1 leaf of kale with stem cut
  • 1 tablespoon blue spirulina powder (link to spirulina: https://amzn.to/39rIqxv )

Wash berries and kale, add to blender. Add in oats, agave nectar, Greek yogurt and spirulina. Blend until smooth!

Now for the cups each I just added a little decorations with card stock hoping they would try it! London was a lil nervous to try the green smoothie but loved it! Her favorite was the blue Sully smoothie and Antonio‘s fave is the Boo strawberry smoothie. But fun cups also help or conceal what’s in the cup!

Now these are all perfect for breakfast or a snack! Preferred to be enjoy immediately after making them but the night before is ok too! Let me know if you try these recipes and tag me in your smoothies on Instagram @spoonfulofsugarbaker here ——-https://www.instagram.com/spoonfulofsugarbaker/

There is a few afflicted links that I literally earn penny’s but here are links if your looking for a high powered blender or blue spirulina!

Ninja blender on sale: https://amzn.to/2IorhJa

Blue spirulina:

https://amzn.to/39rNTV1

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!!! Comment below your favorite!

Beignets- Disneyland copycat recipe (vegan/dairy free friendly)

Celebrating Madri Gras with the Famous Disney Beignets but with a dairy free/Vegan option! Yes, that’s right! I replaced all the dairy with vegan/dairy free and added a egg substitute if you need it! Tested and approved and if your like me beignets are one of my favorite snacks at Disneyland! This recipe makes a LOT! like 500 man-catching beignets!! So if you’d like 1/2 the recipe or have 3 dozen mickey sized beignets or several dozen mini squares its totally up to you! I included a affiliate links to the Mickey cookie cutter I used to make these beignets.

(If you are not vegan or dairy free you can use eggs and cows milk in replacement but I wanted to make a vegan recipe since I was visiting my vegan cousin when I made these and because I love using dairy free recipes lately! Vegetarian option too if you eat eggs!)

So here they are!! Vegan/Dairy free Beignets:

Ingredients-

  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • vegan egg replacement – 2 teaspoon baking, 2 tablespoons vinegar OR for vegetarian/non vegan- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk (any non dairy should work. I used coconut which was on hand)
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup vegtable shortening
  • crisco vegtable shortening for frying
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

 

Directions:

1. Mix lukewarm water, sugar, and yeast in a large plastic bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

2. In another bowl, if you are doing vegan add your egg replacement OR eggs and beat, add salt and coconut milk (or dairy free milk) together. Add mixture to the yeast mixture. In a separate bowl, measure out the flour. Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir. Add the shortening and continue to stir while adding the last of the flour. Remove dough from the bowl, place onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 20 times. Put dough into the bowl and cover with plastic. Let rise in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

3. Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F. (Keep heat to medium to low medium heat. To allow Mickey shaped to cook through without burning.

4. Add the powdered sugar to gallon sized ziplock bag.

5. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into Mickey shaped with cookie cutter or 1 inch squares. Deep-fry, they should puff up within 10 seconds, flip continuously until they become a golden color on both sides. After beignets are fried, drain them for a few seconds on a few paper towels and then toss them into the ziplock of powdered sugar. Hold bag closed and shake to coat evenly.

 

Affiliate link:

Mickey cookie cutter-

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If you try this recipe please tag me @spoonfulofsugarbaker on Instagram!!

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Review & information

Before pic

5th birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without a makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique located at Disneyland, CA! I got DMs asking about pricing and if it’s Worth it!?! So here’s the run down & my review on the Bibbidi Bobbidi boutique experience!!

First things first!!! Is it worth it?? 100% yess! The pricing varies so there is a package for everyone! This is something that should be for a special occasion such as a birthday or accomplishment! London is a girly girl so this experience is everything and more it includes a dress ( unlesss you bring your own), hair, nails, makeup but your very own fairy Godmother in training. Plus a sash & backpack of the goodies used for your makeover.

After picture

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is located at the castle as your entering fantasyland. First you check in and pay before the escort your child to her beauty chair.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Only ages 3-12 can participate in this makeover experience. They even have a knight package for your Prince Charming in training.
  2. Reserve early! It’s best to plan this ahead to guarantee your date and time. You can book online or by calling (714) 781-7895
  3. Makeover takes about 30 mins to 1 hour depending on your package.
  4. Arrive with clean hair and face for your fairy Godmother in training.
  5. If for any reason you need to cancel it must be done 24 hours in advance to avoid a $10 cancellation fee.
  6. AP discounts can be used!!
  7. The take home bag includes hairbrush, makeup, nail polish, gems they add during makeup, and shampoo to wash out all that glitter!!

Here is a photo of the current packages available.

This photo includes each package pricing

Hairstyles to choose from

We used a dress London got for Christmas. And got the crown page. It included hair of her choice. Makeup & nails. Plus tons of glitter in her hair. The fairy Godmother is very sweet! Talking London along through her makeover.

Now if you have been thinking about getting your little one a makeover and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique I highly recommended it! It was a special way to start a birthday and celebrate at Disneyland!! Thank you for reading! Anything your interested and want tips to at Disneyland or Disneyland California adventure! Comment below and tag me on your visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique experience you have @spoonfulofsugarbaker on Instagram!

Disney Inspired conversational Hearts DIY

Every year I do Valentine’s pre-orders…and every time I get asked if I ship my products. A conversational heart cookie made even better with a Disney twist. These are available to order or a great baking project at home!! This recipe is easy to follow and super cute!

Here is a list of supplies you’ll need:

  • Heart cookie cutter
  • Mickey cookie cutter (optional)
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie sheet
  • Piping bags
  • Cookie & royal icing ingredients

Ingredients:

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Cream together butter and sugar. Scrape sides of bowl to be sure all butter and sugar is mixed well. Add egg and vanilla and mix. Add flour one cup at a time to butter mixture. Add salt & mix together. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Roll out dough and cut out cookie shapes. Cut parchment paper & add to cookie sheet. Place cut dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Royal icing

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons warm water

Add meringue & powdered sugar (powdered sugar must be sifted) it will give you smooth royal icing. Add hot water one tablespoon at time. Mix on medium-high for 5 mins. Distribute equal amounts of royal icing to smaller bowls. Add in food coloring and mix well. If needed and extra water.

Add royal icing to pining bags and cut a small opening at the tip.

create a dam by outlining your cookie. Then fill with your royal icing after a few minutes. This helps royal icing from dripping from the edges.

Let the cookies set before adding words to it. Usually a 1-3 hours is best.

Use a #1 tip to your piping bag and write your messages on your cookies!

Here’s some fun disney sayings to use:

  • Best day ever
  • True loves kiss
  • Ur my greatest adventure
  • Kiss the girl
  • Yoda best
  • Yoda one for me
  • Single rider
  • Disney mama
  • Ur worth melting for
  • Xoxo
  • Oh boy
  • ChEARS
  • Luv & pixie dust
  • Luv u 2 infinity & beyond
  • Shine bright
  • Single rider
  • Meet me at the castle

Comment your favorite cookie phrase??

Make these? Tag me on Instagram @spoonfulofsugarbaker

Disney Copycat Gingerbread cookie recipe

It’s 17 days till Christmas! What??!! I love Christmas time! I’m here for the lights, shopping, parties, food, family time, and baking! Soaking in all the family memories. It go’s by in a flash!!!

This recipe is a copycat to Disneyland’s mickey gingerbread cookie! It’s soft and chewy. Perfect ginger and molasses flavor! And gives and the Christmas feels! My kitchen smells so good!

There’s a few important steps highlighted in the image below. This was through a lot of trial and error so follow instructions to get them not to spread or stick to your roller. Cookie cutters 5 inch cooked at 8-9 mins so smaller cutters will need less time.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature (not melted)
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoon milk (almond milk or soy is fine too)

Have an egg allergy this is a great option since the recipe calls for no eggs.

Instructions:

  1. With mixer, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt on low speed. Stop mixer and add butter. I cut into pieces instead throwing it all in. Mix at medium low for 1-2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add molasses and milk; mix until dough is evenly moistened about 30 seconds. Increase speed for additional 10 seconds.
  2. Scrape dough from bowl onto parchment paper and wrap it with Saran Wrap. I also place this in a ziplock bag once it’s wrapped. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to over night. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP! This dough is best is chilled. It will spread if they are not chilled. And much easier to work with too.
  3. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Rough dough onto parchment. I do this in sections at a time. Cut dough with cookie cutters and add to sheet about a inch apart.
  5. Bake cookies 8-9 minutes. Important not to over bake these to get soft and chewy cookies. Cool cookies on lan for 2 mins.
  6. Store in a airtight container or ziplock and ENJOY!

Some tips: If your dough sticks it’s ok add a tiny bit of flour to your rolling pin. All you need is a little bit. Also keep working with it.

Here is photo of the recipe!! (Screenshot or print) Tag me in your cookie photos! I’d love to see your family cookie creations!! Tag at @spoonfulofsugarbaker on Instagram!

Christmas can become stressful! So enjoy the moment! It’s much more than gifts! Making memories, spreading love, and kindness is far more obtainable and appreciated! Thank you for following along! Be sure to enter in my Coolie kit giveaway!

Begins today December 8th thru December 12th best of luck to everyone who enters!

How to decorate a cupcake-Toy Story inspired Tutorial

Still thinking about Toy Story 4 over here! So I decided to make the ” How to decorate a cupcake” Toy Story inspired treat. If you have no future toy story party plans this tutorial will still take your cupcakes from..

With 2 easy cake decorating tools you can up your cupcake game! For under $5

Cupcake decorating supplies:

  • 2 piping bags (25 cents each)
  • Wilton tip #1M ($1.50)
  • Wilton tip #1D($1.50)

Toy Story cupcake extras:

  • Yellow, red, sky blue, pink food coloring -preferably Wilton gel colors
  • Small pack of fondant
  • Bow mold
  • Small Star cookie cookie cutter
  • Piping bag
  • Wilton tip #3
  • Rolling pin

Click the link to watch “How to decorate a cupcake: Toy Story inspired”: https://youtu.be/xDjr-7URB2s

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Find Cupcake and Frosting Recipe Below

Here are a close up of the supplies used to create the Woody & Bo cupcakes!

Gold dust found at cakewalk cake supplies and online retailers

Puncher and mold found on Amazon or local cake supply : link in my YouTube video

Share your cupcake creations on Instagram @spoonfulofsugarbaker

 

INGREDIENTS

Vanilla cupcakes:

  • 1 and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS

To make the vanilla cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Line a second muffin pan with 2 liners (this recipe will make 14 cupcakes). Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla. Add in the sour cream and mix until fully combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.
  • Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them a little over half way full. You should end up with exactly 14 cupcakes.
  • Bake in separate batches at 350F for 18-22 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Remove all of the cupcakes from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer) beat the butter on medium speed until smooth.
  • Add in the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla and mix on low until well combined. Slowly add in the heavy cream, increase the speed to medium-high, and mix for a few more minutes until the frosting is smooth and well combined.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes.

NOTES

Store prepared cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Out of this World Cookie Tutorial

Hey everyone!!! With Father’s Day coming this weekend and Toy Story 4 coming out in 10 days (who else is counting!!??!!??) I wanted to create a tutorial to celebrate both!

Drum roll…. here comes the alien cookie! Perfect for an Out of this World Dad!!!!

Easy cookie to begin with if you have never worked with Royal icing. Fun for kids and you can watch Toy Story while creating these cute lil aliens!!! Can you tell I love watching movies while baking?! Lol

I’m going to share with you 2 very easy recipes to create these fun cookies! First a easy sugar cookie recipe and an egg free royal icing recipe.

Sugar cookie Recipe:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
    3 cups cake flour
    1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients a bowl, then add it into the butter mixture. Roll dough to 1/4″ and cut out coolie shapes. Best of chilled in refrigerator before baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F.
  • Royal Icing:

    • 4-6 tbsp. Meringue powder
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
      6 tbsp. Hot water
      Food coloring or gel

    Mix meringue powder and powdered sugar. Add 1 tbsp. of the hot water at a time . Mix on high for 5 minutes. Add food coloring and hand mix with a spoon.

    Yay now that your cookies are baked and cooled & whip up a batter of the royal icing mix. Pampered chef has the perfect Toy Story cookie cutters but Etsy has a variety of talented vendors who sell a alien cookie cutter as well!!

    For the alien cookies you will also need:

    Piping bag & sugar eyes! (Found at Michaels crafts)

    That’s it!!!

    Now that your Royal Icing is ready add it to your piping bag! Cut a very small hole at the tip of your bag once the bag is filled.

    Outline the alien with your royal icing by applying light pressure to the bag.

    The outline creates a dam for the royal icing.

    Once the cookie is outlined fill the cookie with the royal icing. There is no wrong way to do this! Younger children may prefer a spoon to spread the icing! Most importantly just have fun!!

    Now place the eyes on the cookie to create your very personal alien! If you’d like a firm royal icing wait a few hours before eating!

    A Perfect little gift for your Dad! Serve on Father’s Day breakfast! Dads love cookies and coffee!

    Aren’t these the cutest ever!?!?? If you recreate these “out of this world” cookie share them on IG and tag @spoonfulofsugarbaker

    I promised a cupcake Tutorial and that is coming soon!!!

    Easy Teacher Appreciation DIY

    Teachers appreciation week begins today! It’s so important to teach our children to show appreciation and gratitude to those around them! These apples are the “fairest of them all” and so easy and fun to make! Let’s put a smile on someones face!! This is a great project for your child to join in!! Today my daughter London will be helping me prepare these treats! We created a short video tutorial to show you how easy these are to make!

    Supplies:

    Pretzels

    Red chocolate melts

    Green chocolate melts

    Parchment paper

    Bag or small zip lock bag

    scissors

    Personalized note

    Begin by placing your red chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. You want to microwave in 30 second increments till chocolate is completely melted. Mixing in between. If it seems stiff or not melting down add a teaspoon of oil to your melted chocolate. This will help thin it out and keep it from drying out. I prefer coconut oil but vegetable oil works too.

    The chocolate will me in a silky smooth consistency.

    PRO TIP: add a dollar store table cloth to your table or island for easy clean up. This can get messy. This tip makes it so easy to clean up after. Just roll up the table cloth when you are finished, throw it out, and DONE! 

    Now that the red chocolate is melted dip each pretzel one at a time. Your child will love this job. Use your fork to help remove the pretzel from the bowl. Give the pretzel a tap at the edge of your bowl to remove access chocolate. Then place the pretzel on to the parchment paper. Continue until all pretzels are covered in chocolate. Any leftover chocolate can be used to dip strawberries in or drizzle over almonds basically endless possibilities of your choice!

    Next step microwave the Green chocolate. You will need less chocolate than the red. We did 1/4 cup of the green melts. Microwave in 30 second increments just like the red chocolate. Watch the video to see how I added my chocolate to the ziplock bag. Once all the green chocolate is added to the ziplock. Cut a tiny opening at the bottom corner of the bag. Squeeze the green chocolate to the top of the pretzel like an apple leaf.

    These will dry within 20 mins once they are finished add them to a bag, container or decorative box. Add a personalized note from your child! Thank your teacher for something special they are helping you with. Or just for being awesome! London loved making these! I hope your child will to! Please tag me @spoonfulofsugarbaker on Instagram if you create any fun Teacher appreciation gifts!  A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the teachers shaping young minds! We appreciate you!!!

    Here is a final picture of London’s Fairest of them all pretzels!

     

    We made a few other treats for her teachers to give during the week.

    Up next: Mary Poppins inspired Cupcake toppers