meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!

by Toni on October 9, 2009

 meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!

For my son’s first birthday I wanted to use super, kid-friendly recipes. A friend of mine saw this awesomely creative recipe on the Fine Furious Life and said it was totally up my alley. At first glance, I have to say, I was a little grossed out, then I thought about the concept of serving yummy home cooked food in such an adorable way. Cupcakes are all the rage right now.  Who would have thunk that meat and cake combo would be such a hit? Add in mashed potato frosting with some finely chopped green pepper sprinkles and you’ll have guests with be calling you Martha Stewart in no time. I inherited the most amazing  secret recipe from a Portuguese friend of mine. It was a family restaurant recipe and I bugged her until she revealed the secret ingredients.  Although I can’t share mine, you can use your favorite rendition of mom’s meatloaf. Then just follow the recipe for the mashed potato frosting!!
Here’s Rachel Ray’s rendition if you need one. These have been such a hit we needed a re-post!

FROSTING:

7 oz box of instant mashed potatoes
Milk, as directed,
Butter, as directed
Beet juice from canned beets

Place meatloaf mixture in greased muffin tins. Put together mashed potato mixture, per instructions. All to cool. Fill potatoes in a sandwich bag. Clip the corner and decorate. Add diced green peppers for a sprinkle garnish.

 meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!  meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!
 meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!

Toni Danielson, ad agency working mom of a big brown-eyed little man, wife to an amazing husband, Digital Media Lover. Blogger. Infographic-obsessed. Expat. Happy Hour Mom. BBall Wife. Not all in that order. Join me in my journey to become the ultimate Happy Hour Mom!

 meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!  meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!  meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!  meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?! 

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Tammy June 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I am definitely going to do this for my daycare kiddos. I will fool them until they take their first bite. HaHa. Is that mean? No I think they would like it, and it’s neat too.

happymom June 1, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I know, aren’ these fun?! At first I wasn’t so sure, but the more I thought about it, the more I couldn’t wait to try them out. Let us know how it goes if you make them, we’d love to see some pics…

cari king June 4, 2009 at 12:31 am

Wow! Impressive. Forget about the kids…I’m going to try this out on my husband. He is my picky eater!

This looks so delicious he won’t realize he is eating meatloaf!!!

Jen M June 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm

This would be an awesome meal idea for my daycare kids!!! Awesome idea!!!

Megan June 5, 2009 at 4:35 pm

These actually look soo yummy! I would of never thought about something like this on my own! IT will for sure fool my son when he thinks he is having a nice big spoonful of frosting :)

Heather June 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm

These are great! I’m going to have to make a few!

Will October 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

My wife made these a few weeks ago for a change and they were delicious! It’s a bit of a mental gear change (and we didn’t color our mash), but we both enjoyed them.

Cindy April 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Oh those ARE cute! :-) I’d forego food coloring, but to each their own. Cheers!

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