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There’s a new Disney movie coming out this week! Have you seen the previews for Big Hero 6? Every time they come on TV my boys stop whatever they are doing and stare at the tv. They start cracking up laughing and Baymax is already their favorite character. I think it’s a given that this will be one movie we head to the theaters to see.
With most movies we wait until they come out to video. Sometimes it’s just too much to get our whole family to the movie theater. With everyone’s different schedules, it can be difficult to gather all the kids together at a decent hour. This movie will be an exception. Everyone is looking forward to seeing it, there’s heroic robots and it takes place is San Fransokyo (a combination of San Francisco and Tokyo, I assume). The focus of the movie is on Hiro and his over-sized robot companion Baymax that team up with a team of first time crime-fighters to save their city. Yes, my boys will love this and so will my girl. It’s a must see!
To get into the spirit of Big Hero 6 I headed to Walmart to see if I could find some merchandise for the movie. Every time a movie comes out with characters that my little ones like, I try to find them some t-shirts and other memorabilia that they’re sure to love. I head to Walmart because I’m sure to find something there and everything is so affordable. I also wanted to make some kind of treat inspired by the movie. When watching the previews, it’s hard not to notice how much the over-sized white robot, Baymax, looks like a big fluffy marshmallow. At least in my eyes, because I see food in everything (hello, food blogger here!). So earlier this week I decided to make some homemade chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow cream frosting that’s fluffy and just so happens to resemble our new favorite Disney character. I surprised them after school and my boys loved their shirts, poster and these cupcakes!
Ingredients for Chocolate Cupcakes:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (not Dutch processed)
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
Ingredients for Marshmallow Cream Frosting
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1.5 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1 13 ounce jar marshmallow cream
Preheat your oven to 350. Begin to prepare the cupcakes by combining the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well so all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
In a separate, larger mixing bowl add the eggs and beat them on medium. Add the sugars and mix well with the beaten egg. Beat the oil in, then add the extract.
Continue beating on medium/low with a mixer, and slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet. Slowly add the buttermilk, then once mixed well pour it all into 12 cupcake liners.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.
Once the cupcakes are cooling, begin making the frosting. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and slowly add the powdered sugar. Once creamed, add the extract, then fold in the marshmallow cream.
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We are so excited about this movie and can’t wait for it to open. I was able to find Big Hero 6 items at Walmart in the boys clothing section, I found the poster near the toy section, and I also found some characters for the Disney Infinity Game over in the Gaming and Entertainment section. I’ll be going back again this weekend to see if I can find a few toys too, since it looked like they had just begun selling merchandise while gearing up for the movie release.