If you spend too much time thinking about how cute this guy is before you eat him, his ice cream head is going to melt and slide right off of his cupcake body. Eat him quick and save him from such a dishonor.
Who knew that all you need for a super cute Christmas dessert is a few upside down strawberries, some whipped cream and a pinch of sesame seeds? I am totally in awe of the simplicity and creativity here. Now you have no excuse for not bringing something to the potluck at your great aunt's house.
I don't think you can make an actual, normal cupcake with booze in it, so this is a perfect variation. With all the new cupcake and whipped cream flavored vodkas on the market now you can make all sorts of boozy faux baked goods. This is the kind of baking I can get behind.
When I was in Mrs. Nakagawa's 8th grade Home Ec class in, um, a long time ago, we learned to make a bao of some sort but they were just boring looking. I wonder if I could have gotten extra credit by making mine look like a dinosaur. It's time to get back to my middle school steamed bun chops. I need to eat some pork filled bunnies!