Mini Monets and Mommies: Famous Artist Kids' Cooking: Cubist Cupcakes

Monday, August 25, 2014

Famous Artist Kids' Cooking: Cubist Cupcakes

Picasso’s famous art as a cupcake? Yes, indeed. I’m not a talented baker by any stretch of the imagination. My son almost always turns his nose at my brownies, and while my cupcakes are cute, they come from a box. That’s ok. I accept that I’m not a super mom.

Picasso activity
Even though I’m not the best at baking, I enjoy a good artistic cupcake project. I’ve made cupcakes in the styles of Monet and Pollock. Now I’m tackling Picasso’s cubist take on art. Not only can your child express her creativity and learn about the famous artist (and his style), but the baking part includes science and math lessons. Encourage your child to pour the ingredients, measure them up.  When it’s time to pop the cubist cupcakes into the oven, you need to take over and do the actual baking yourself.

I used a ready-made cookie from the bakery for this kids’ cooking activity. My son was nice enough to share an adorable sweet smiley face star cookie with me. But, you and your child can certainly decorate your own. I had the cookie on hand, it saved time and it seemed perfect for this project.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Cupcake mix—either from a box or your own recipe.

·        White frosting – Again, either from the store or you can make your own favorite recipe.

·        Food coloring

·        A face cookie – Buy a ready-made one or decorate your own with candy eyes or icing.

·        Cupcake tins and liners

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Mix up the cupcake batter. I choose two – chocolate and vanilla.

2.     Divide some of the batter (use a light-colored or white batter) into bowls. Mix food coloring in to make at least three different shades.

3.     Pour the batter into the lined tins. This is where the cubist look starts. Pour at least three different colors in chunks into each liner.

childrens recipe
4.     Bake the cupcakes. Do not allow your child near the hot oven. Do not allow her to handle the hot cupcakes.

5.     Let the cupcakes cool.

Kids' cooking
6.     Spoon the frosting out into two or more bowls. Mix a few drops of food coloring into each bowl.

Sweet treat

7.     Frost the cupcakes. Continue on with the cubist effect by making chunks of colors. Your child can add two, three or more colors to the tops of the cupcakes.

Kids' dessert
8.     Cut the face cookie into pieces.
Happy face
Cubist art
9.     Create a cubist cupcake masterpiece. Have your child place the cookie pieces in a random array on top of the cupcake.

Art Activity
Kids' Desserts
Do you have a favorite cupcake or frosting recipe? Add it to the comments section.

Are you looking for more cupcake ideas? Follow my Pinterest board for cupcakes galore!
Follow Mini Monets and Mommies's board Cupcakes! Yum! on Pinterest.


  1. my 5 year old keeps pestering me about making her rainbow cupcakes. i need to make some one of these days...

  2. These are so cool, my daughter would love them. Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesdays!

    1. Thanks! And, they are so easy for kids to help make.

  3. What a really awesome post this is. Truly, one of the best posts I've ever witnessed to see in my whole life. Wow, just keep it up. masterbuilt electric smoker reviews

  4. Encourage your child to pour the ingredients, measure them up. When it’s time to pop the cubist cupcakes into the oven, you need to take over and do the actual baking yourself.

  5. Famous Artist Kids' Cooking kit is finally shared here at this and the site. These mini muffins and cupcakes are so tempting, the art work you did looks amazing too.

  6. There are three sections, one is before you eat the need to lessen your physical anxiety feeling and let your mind change its concentration to get ready to eat.

  7. It is good to make good cooking when using the same recipes. Thanks. I will apply this my own personal blog Will be back soon with my sharing if you allow.
    Best Regards,

  8. Charcoal briquettes appeared on the marketplace after Henry Ford spotted an opportunity to use the wood waste produced from car manufacturing to make best combination charcoal and gas grill

  9. While much progress has been made in making the public aware of energy conservation throughout the home, the kitchen, with its many appliances and high energy usage, is often overlooked. food recipe websites

  10. I am always searching online for articles that can help me. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also. Keep working, great job.What's cooking

  11. In this Instructable I'm going to show you the basic steps for making a smoker. Specifically a Reverse Flow Offset Smoker. What is an Reverse Flow Offset ... why not try here

  12. It is tied in with cooking or blending a specific recipe for your pooch to keep him solid.

  13. Therefore, it is better to buy the kitchen case, selection engine, pot, drain, touch and different kitchen addition products together, that may not just save yourself time and energy (in a feeling, it's still another way of preserving money) but can also acquire the very best reductions from the vendors

  14. How can I tell which one is the best product among those mentioned on the list here? Best Offset Smokers

  15. Yes i am completely concurred with this article and i simply need say this article is extremely pleasant and exceptionally instructive article.I will make a point to be perusing your blog more. You made a decent point however I can't resist the urge to ponder, shouldn't something be said about the other side? !!!!!!THANKS!!!!!! diamond art supplies

  16. You can take advantage of cooking things like cobblers in a Dutch oven or cooking many other dishes with the tools that are made for cooking over an open fire. Mrs Veggie Chopper

  17. Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us. pop art artists

  18. Eating healthier doesn't have to require some rigid, miserable diet and counting calories in an app. Blenders, air fryers, and juicers are simple appliance buys that can transform the way you eat. If you're big on the taste of fruits and veggies already, juicing is a great way to squeeze the most nutrients out of the stuff you already love. Drinking a green juice is way faster than eating a salad in the car — not to mention those citrus drinks are so refreshing.Visit us at

  19. Whatever structures you extravagant - from Bollywood schedules to hip-jump moves to smooth expressive dance - dance is a simple and agreeable way for individuals, all things considered, or with actual capacities to get and remain fit as a fiddle. acrobatics

  20. The machine is not very user friendly and settings take some time to get use to. tea kettle vs tea pot

  21. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. 789bet เครดิต ฟรี

  22. t's a fantastic way to make these creative endeavors more accessible while keeping the budget in mind.

    Thank you for sharing your inspiring and educational activity. Your blog post was informative and inspiring, and I look forward to exploring more of your art and cooking adventures in the future.

  23. The way you integrated the principles of Cubism into a hands-on activity like preparing a fruit salad is truly commendable. It not only sparks children's creativity but also encourages them to appreciate art in a tangible and delicious way.

  24. Need to know how much is Go to thegoldencorralprices.comfor all the details. The map of how much is account provides everything clearly and concisely.