Dr. Seuss Cupcakes, Thing 1 & Thing 2 Printable Signs

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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As I've searched for Dr. Seuss party ideas, the most popular Dr. Seuss Dessert has been to make Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes with cotton candy for hair. I decided to try making my own this past week to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday for my kids and their cousins. 

They are really simple, try making your own. **Remember not to leave the cotton candy on longer than 15 minutes or it starts to melt.

I happened to find a small bag of cotton candy for 75 cents at my local grocery store (Dan's Supermarket) where they were having a Dr. Seuss party.  I just used a white cake box mix and white canned frosting.  (I like things quick and simple, especially for the kids who don't know the difference between a box mix verses making them from scratch. - Don't get me wrong. My husband's family are huge scratch-food bakers, we're just a little selfish and save the good stuff for the grown-ups who'll appreciate it.)

I wrapped red construction paper (stappled in the back) around the wrapper then taped these Thing 1 & Thing 2 signs to the front.  Since I made my signs I thought I'd share them with you. Anyone else who'd like to try this treat can use this FREE printable.

Right click the image and save or click here for PDF.
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We also had:
1 Fish 2 Fish (goldfish crackers in a plastic pretzel jar in the shape of a fish bowl).
 Pink Ink (pink Berry Lemonade).

The Yink Likes to Drink Pink Ink.

I'm not sure where the original Cotton Candy Thing 1 & 2 Cupcakes started, but I first saw them on the Kitchen Dough Dough (posted June of 2009).

I showed them to my preschooler and asked him who that reminded him of.  His response:  The Haynes Sisters.  WHAT!!!??  You may not remember, but those are the sisters from the movie 'White Christmas" with the blue feather fans.  My sister and I dressed up and lip synched the song for Christmas two years ago, but that is who these cupcakes reminded him of.  - I guess my kids aren't as ObSEUSSed as I am. I better start reading more of 'The Cat in the Hat'.
Thing 1 & Thing 2, or The Haynes Sisters?

This post is linked at these great sites with more ideas:
Show and Tell Greenabc buttonCupcake Month!


Anonymous said...

That Haynes Sisters comment cracked me up! I do like the cotton candy idea though!

MsFoxsSweets said...

I found you from Screaming Sardine and so glad I did. WOW! I love Dr Seuss...so love these cupcakes! Thanks for the printables, I will definately be using them too! I can't wait to finish checking out your blog, so have a great week!

The Budget Diet said...

So, so clever! Thanks for the printable...I'll be using it for a Halloween costume! By the way, I'd love to feature a rewritten version of this article on my blog, http://www.TheBudgetDiet.com -it's a diet for your wallet...not your waistline! I love featuring budget friendly home birthday parties, and your party is a perfect fit!

Anonymous said...

I'm having a Dr. Seuss Wedding and I found this site and I'm so glad I did!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Thank you soooo much for sharing your printable thing 1 and thing 2 signs for cupcakes!!! What I life saver!! I was originally going to draw all 24 out by hand.. but now I dont have to and these will look puurrrfect for my lil cat in the hat lover!!!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting the free printable cupcake signs! You saved me a lot of time :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much for the cupcake printables! My son is in love with Cat in the Hat and we are doing doing the cupcakes for this birthday party at school

Anonymous said...

i like your printables label, what font style did you use?

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Cute cupcakes!! Thanks for sharing on Living Creative Thursday. I featured you today:-)

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