Of course, I think my kids are superheroes.
I love that they think they are too! Andres has been asking to see the just released movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Kaitlyn frequently shouts out, “I’m a superhero,” at random times. My favorite part is when she looks at me and says, “you’re a superhero too, mommy!” She makes me believe that. Enrique loves to defend his younger siblings against bad, with his make-believe shields and big imagination. For sometime, none of them participated in imaginative play. For children with Autism, learning to pretend is a major milestone. It melts my heart to see them engage in make-believe discussion and play. Superheroes like Captain America are so important to a child’s development. In order for kids to accomplish their dreams, they have to believe in them. That’s why I do my best to encourage their imaginations. So, the other day I whipped up the easiest Captain America cake, ever! I told the kids that heroes eat M&M’s and broccoli. I was really nervous about making the cake. I never spend a lot of money on my experiments. That’s exactly what this cake was, because I had no idea how it would turn out. Luckily, there is a pretty awesome $5.00 OFF coupon for M&M’s® and the new Captain American Movie, available at Walmart.
You can also visit heroeseatmms.com to take fun quizzes to see which super hero or M&M you and the kids are! You have plenty of time because decorating the cake was quick and easy! First, I sorted the M&M colors into different containers.
I used a simple and yummy vanilla cake mix (from a box). You can use any flavor cake mix you want! Or, make your own. I do suggest a white frosting.
I frosted the entire cake and the handled part of a hamburger patty shaper. Starting from the outside edge, I arranged M&M’s around the cake. This helps to give you an instant visual of how much space you’ll have, to add the inner circles. For our Captain America cake, I used two circled rows of blue M&M’s on the outside. I left about an equivalent amount of space as a circle of frosting. Then I added a blue circle of M&M’s in the center. I cut a small star out of parchment paper, and placed it in the center of the cake. Voila! The easiest, ever, superhero cake: Captain America!
I couldn’t believe that the kids loved the shield
almost as much probably even more than the cake. They told me to put Captain America in the tree. So, I did.
#HeroesEatMMs and Broccoli
Every child should imagine and reach for the stars!
Their smiles made me feel like a superhero, too!
This really is, the easiest Superhero cake, ever! Perfect.
If you use the awesome $5.00 OFF coupon for M&M’s® and the new Captain American Movie, available at Walmart, you could make your own cake for a superhero movie night without stretching the budget at all! Remember to visit http://heroeseatmms.com/ to see what superhero and M&M character you are! #CollectiveBias
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By: Alicia Gonzalez