#1 because I don't have any kids to use as an excuses to go and #2 I don't like crowded movie theaters.... and I figure a kids movie is normally going to be packed with kids and their parents, too many people in such a small space. ;)
It takes everything I have to make myself to go the movies when it's something that BigBear and I really really want to see, so normally the kid movies are out of the question. But that's ok, I don't mind waiting until they come out on DVD. I like my house better anyways haha.
Back in May, I got to watch the cupcake masters at Disney go thought the steps and motions of making some of the cutest cupcakes ever for our lunch during Food Blog Forum! One of these cupcakes just happen to be Sully from Monsters University!
I am not even going to pretend that my version is "just as good" because I know it isn't. They are quite amazing at what they do there and they were whipping out sully and mickey mouse cupcakes left and right. I mean we all know that those are only super awesome because the magic of Disney is backing them but whatever. ;) No but really if I had the magic of Disney behind my work, it would rock your socks too!
Let me tell you a little of the difference between the Disney Sully Cupcake and My Sully Cupcake.
#1. Disney Cupcakes are HUGE. When I say huge, I don't mean that they're just kind of a little larger than normal, no... they are ginormous, so detail looks better on them....and probably so that you don't feel guilty when you spend $6.00 on said awesome, detailed cupcake.
#2. They have awesome candy for Sully's horns, which I couldn't find, so I used Chocolate. Green colored chocolate actually. I figured that since Mike in the movie is green, and monsters... well green is a good color for monsters, I figured that it would work for now.
#3. Disney Magic... don't know what else to say about that one haha
Like I explained with my Mickey Mouse Oreo Cupcakes I just made regular sized cupcakes instead of the giant ones.Also THAT IS NOT A TOWER OF FROSTING haha. I learned a little trick from the Disney cupcake makers!
Cut the middles from the cupcakes and made cake balls with the cake bits and a little frosting. Then fill the inside of the cupcake with frosting and set the cake ball ontop of the cupcake.
Then, pipe the icing onto the cupcake, around the cake ball, to add the height.
I used this tip for mine. Wilton tip #233. I think I need to find a bigger one!
I also used store bought icing for these because I found the blue and purple I needed in the Pillsbury brand and didn't have to mix my own colors. But that's really only because I was playing around with re-creating the Sully cupcake. If I were making these for a party, I would make my own icing because it's cheaper ;)
Jade (the Disney Cupcake Maker) was more than happy to build a Sully Cupcake for me so that I could take photos of her making it. I created a little video (below) of her making the whole cupcake so be sure to check that out. Thanks Jade!!
Here are a few other Monsters University goodies that I've seen floating around the Internet!
Monster's Inc. Mike Wazowski Cake Pops from Pint Sized Baker/Let Them Eat Cake Pops
Mike Wazowski Juice Boxes from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Mike Wazowski Smarties Lollipops from As The Bunny Hops
A Whole Monsters Inc Party from Beth Kruse