Matilda challenged me to a real life episode of “I Draw, You Cook!”
What can I say but…
The premise is pretty genius and diabolical. A child comes up with an original drawing and a chef makes their vision come to life. Then the chef’s creation gets an honest critique from the child via some choice emojis. In later episodes, there are two chefs that competes to bring the drawing to life.
I mean, what could possibly go wrong?😱😨😏
There are no recipes! The chef only has the drawing and the child’s imaginative instructions to follow. There’s a high likelihood that it could go horribly wrong and be a disastrous mess!
If you’ve met Matilda, you would know that she has a slight obsession with unicorns🦄. So naturally, her vision would be full of the magical creatures🦄 and sweet treats🍩🍪🧁. It’s also clear that she doesn’t have any love for fruits or veggies❌🛑⛔🥑🥬🥦!
I had two simple requirement:
- Needs to be EASY
- Doesn’t require a trip to the market
Matilda’s requirements were:
- There must be chocolate, vanilla and frosting.
- There are unicorns at the party.
- It needed to be as close to the drawing as possible.
So this is how I broke it down in my mind.
Luckily, my requirements were easily fulfilled. I found a box of Duncan Hine’s Yellow Cake Mix in the cupboard, so no shopping was required👩🏽🍳🙌🏽! It was exactly what I needed and all I had to do was add oil, water & eggs. Mix and bake.
The cupcakes🧁 had to be colorful🌈. So I divided the cake mix into 4 batches. The first cupcake was double chocolate🍫! I made it by mixing in cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
For the pink cupcakes, I used Suncore Food’s Pink Pitaya Dragon Fruit Powder. It’s a natural food coloring free of dyes and preservatives. It yielded a beautiful vibrant pink color!
The last two mixtures were just variations of the yellow cake. I added marshmallows to one and chocolate chips in the other.
Matilda had some My Little Pony figures were perfect party guests. We also had a great cast of vegetables🍅🥦🥑 dying to crash this epic unicorn party.