Did you know that Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on television? It has evolved and remained a popular toy classic ever since it’s debut in 1952. Mr. Potato head gained even more popularity after it’s role as one of the main characters in the movie trilogy “Toy Story” — my favorite animated movie series ever made.
I found these cute Mr. Potato Head Cupcakes on How Does She, and thought “What a fun Mr. Potato Head alternative!” The kid’s would have such a blast creating their own edible cupcake face. They would be ideal for a Toy Story themed party, but could be incorporated into any party theme.
How To Do It:
Whip up your favorite cupcake recipe, or even easier, buy them from your local bakery. To really get the Mr. Potato Head “look”, consider using food coloring to get the right color of frosting. Or, mix vanilla and chocolate icing until it resembles the color of the real Mr. Potato Head.
Mr. Potato Head candy body part ideas:
Red or pink gummy life savers (cut in half for the mouth), chocolate Twizzlers for the mustache and eyebrows, Rolos or mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to resemble hats, colorful gummy candy for the feet and ears, and yogurt covered raisins for the eyes (use a black squeezable icing bottle to create the pupils). If you visit a bulk candy specialty store, you could even find candy eyes, lips, teeth, and other unique candy body parts.