Creative uses for Bitty Buckets

May 4th, 2017 § 1 comment

 

Ever since I first saw the bitty buckets on the whiskers graphics blog I immediately wanted to turn them into little paint buckets. I thought it would fun to fill them up with different colored frosting and let the kids “paint” a cake.

When the opportunity to have an art party came up I knew these would fit perfectly!

Materials used:

  • 4 Middy Bitty Buckets in Casablanca print (yellow, blue, pink and green)
  • Clear plastic cups
  • Frosting
  • Cake

I started my project by baking up a nice yellow cake in a 9×13 glass pan and whipping up some cream cheese frosting. I froze my cake overnight and kept my frosting in the fridge.

Before I removed the cakes from the freezer I prepped my plastic cups. You don’t have to use plastic cups, you can use foil, paper cups, or nothing at all. These are food safe buckets, however, the inside is lined with paper and I didn’t want the frosting to bleed through, so I chose to use plastic cups.

I scored them with a razor then fully cut the tops off. I measured how much I needed to cut off by just setting the cup next to the bucket, but plastic cups vary so I’d recommend measuring yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the cups were cut, I popped the lids off the buckets and slid the cups in. You might have to bend in one edge to fit them in the top, but they will open up and should have a good fit once they’re inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following day, after the cake had just barely thawed, I used a biscuit cutter to cut little mini round cakes out of the full cake. I set them aside and prepped the frosting by mixing 1 1/2 cups of frosting with each color of food coloring. This is the amount of frosting I was able to fit into each bucket, but different frostings have different fluffiness so you may fit a little less or a little more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the party I put different color spoons in each bucket of frosting for the kids to spread on their mini cakes. Popsicle sticks fit great with these buckets as well since they look like mini paint stirrers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kids loved using them to frost their little cakes and now that the party is over I’ve pulled out the cups and washed the tops off so they can be used again for a future treat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for checking in with us today

~Janae P.

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