We’ve been having a lot of fun with Froot Loops recently – incorporating them in sensory play, crafts, and fine motor skill building. I used Froot Loops as a fun, colourful material that the preschoolers could use in a multitude of ways, while being edible for the toddlers.
Funny enough, these cupcakes were made for my brother, a Froot Loops aficionado if ever there was one! Whenever my mom bought a box for the family, she’d have to buy a separate box for my brother to ensure the rest of us got some!
These Froot Loop cupcakes can be made a couple of different ways, and they contain all of the sugary, “frooty” taste that you’d associate with the cereal, in an even more decadent option.
My inspiration for these cupcakes comes from the sugary, crumbly bits that are found at the bottom of the bag of cereal. They look like a colourful fairy dust.
In addition to being pretty, the dust packs all of the flavour of the cereal, making it the best cupcake dust!
To make the Froot Loop cupcakes, you can mix the bigger bits of broken Froot Loops into your favourite white or vanilla cake batter — the bits will become soft during the baking process — or you can use a boxed Funfetti mix, which ends up looking the same (it just missed a bit of that flavour and novelty).
While the cupcakes are baking, put the remaining Froot Loop crumbs in the blender and grind them into a fine dust (just takes a couple of seconds), or use a mortar and pestle to break down all of the bigger bits.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, ice them using your favourite frosting. I just did a heavy, flat icing with vanilla buttercream, a la Sprinkles, so as to let the Froot Loops dust be the main focus.
Lightly dip each cupcake into the sugar dust, rotating it for full coverage.
And, you’re done! You could always add a single Froot Loop for adornment and to let everyone know what kind of cupcake to expect!
These would be the perfect cupcakes for a Froot Loops lover, for a “Breakfast Party,” or for a rainbow theme.
If you liked this post, make sure to subscribe to my free weekly, e-mail newsletter which contains healthy menu plans, fun kids’ snacks, and ideas for getting the kids helping out in the kitchen!