What you might not know is that when I'm not drawing, I sometimes like to bake gimmicky cup-cakes. On a recent AT episode, Finn and Jake are followed home by a forest bear who proceeds to devour all of Finn's treasured Finn-cakes. Moments after viewing this episode, I was chowing down some pretzel nuggets and, mid-chew, pretzel dust drifting down from my stunned open mouth, I had an epiphany: I'd stumbled onto one of the greatest innovations in cupcakery, PRETZEL NUGGETS! I could use pretzel nuggets to three-dimensionalize my cupcakes and make real life Finn-cakes!
SO, for my dear friend and fellow Adventure Time fan, Chandra Krinsky's birthday, I put my plan to the test and, BEHOLD! IT WORKED!
So, lovely readers, if you dare, the following are my instructions...
You will need to procure:
-1 box cake mix (can be any kind)
-1 bag pretzel nuggets (any brand will do)
-1 tub white frosting
-1 tub pink frosting (I added two drops of yellow food coloring to mine to make peach)
-1 tube black icing
-1 tube red icing
-white pearl sprinkles
-cupcake baking cups
You'll follow the instructions on the back of your cake mix to bake your cupcakes. Once cupcakes are baked, allow them to cool completely. They should be no warmer than room temperature when you start to decorate or everything will melt.
Once your cupcakes have cooled, give each one a good coating of plain white frosting.
Next, push two pretzel nuggets into each cupcake with about an inch in between them. Push the nuggets in far enough that they're firmly rooted in the cake part of your cupcakes.
With a separate knife, scoop a good sized glob of your pink frosting and carefully spread it in an oval on top of the white layer. The thicker a layer of pink you use, the less you risk the white frosting mixing in from underneath.
Next, you'll use your tube of black frosting to carefully draw eyes and a mouth...
Lastly, you'll use the pearl sprinkles and the red icing as teeth and a tongue. PRESTO: A FINN-CAKE!
AN ARMY OF FINN-CAKES!