Tomorrow is Groundhog Day! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or not? Are looking forward to six more weeks of winter or are you ready to see some spring flowers? I’m sure some of you are ready for the cold weather to end, especially after the recent snow storms. Here in California, snow pack is much-needed for the water supply. We will just have to wait and see what Mother Nature has in store for us! Whether you are hoping for winter or spring … start your morning with Groudhog Day Shadow Cakes!
I’m multi-tasking right now … watching the Super Bowl and writing this post. It’s probably a good time to run to the grocery store and buy the supplies to make these guys … bet the stores are pretty empty! Hostess Coffee Cakes were the perfect choice … cinnamon sugar looks like dirt! I had some green frosting left over from my Football Scoring Play Brownies … otherwise I would have just bought a tube from the store because very little frosting is used.
Teddy Grahams don’t look like bears, after teeth are added. Flowers sprinkles are just cute and I know that some of you are pulling for spring! Now, let me tell you … making those eyes and teeth were a little tricky for my old eyes … natural sunlight and $1 cheater glasses got me thru it, lol! I hope your eyeballs are better than mine!
This is what you will need …
- 8 Hostess Coffee Cakes (individually wrapped cinnamon cakes)
- 8 Teddy Grahams (chocolate flavored)
- 1 Tablespoon each – white & dark chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup green frosting (homemade or store-bought)
- Flower sprinkles
- Use a toothpick to apply melted white chocolate on Teddy Grahams for eyes and teeth (use a clean toothpick to create a line between teeth if necessary), let harden. Use another toothpick to apply dark chocolate on eyes and nose, let harden.
- Use a knife to make a small slice in the top of cake and insert teddy graham.
- Add grass … I used a “grass” tip (Ateco #133, Wilton #233) with a disposable bag. If you don’t have one … use a very small star tip or just snip the tip off of the bag … it all works! Sprinkle a few flowers around, just for fun!