I love Mater and his tall tales.  He makes me laugh.  He is full of characters and imaginations.  Once he is a Monster Truck Mater, then Unidentified Flying Mater, El Materdor, Mater the Greater and so on…  Just like me who have to change role as needed: a wife, a mom, a florist, a designer, a cook, a baker wanna be and so on.
My adventure started last week when a friend of mine son was going to turn one.  I made my first ‘Signature Petite’: Tow Mater.  Got my recipe from Disney website… and off course I simplified it.
This ‘Signature petit; is a party stealer and very easy to make, especially for a sloppy decorator like me….the sloppier the better.  I also created a ‘thin’ Mater for an option…’thin’ means less sugar/icing. And he is just as sweet.
SUPPLIES & TOOLS: (make 6 Tow Mater centerpiece)
(1) box cake mix.  I prefer chocolate flavor and regular moist.
(2) 16 oz can of milk chocolate frosting
(1) 16 oz can of vanilla frosting
(6) cup Jumbo cupcake baking pan
(12) cup regular size cupcake baking pan
4.44 oz box of Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grashopper Cookies for tires, carburetors and dust crumbs.  You can use anything else that looks like tires, such as chocolate coins, or mini Oreos,
Ziploc bag
(12) regular size M&M; for headlights.  I prefer yellow.
(12) small size M&M; for eyes.  I prefer green.
(6) Any gum pieces for teeth.  I use Eclipse.
(6) 6-10 inch cardboard cake boards
Black edible pen
Toothpicks, optional. 
DIRECTIONS: (~Original~ version)
Bake cupcakes as directed on the package.  Let cool and refrigerate.
For the dirt: Set aside 30 cookies.  Place remaining in a Ziploc bag and crush them.
For the teeth: Cut each gum into two pieces.  One piece longer than the other.
For the truck bed: Cut the top off of (6) regular size cupcake and frost with milk chocolate frosting and sprinkle with cookie crumbs.  Place cut side down toward the end of the cake board. 
For the truck front body: Frost jumbo cupcakes and sprinkle with some cookie crumbs.
For the truck head: Frost the face with vanilla frosting and the rest with milk chocolate frosting.  Sprinkle with some cookie crumbs.  Attach it to the jumbo cupcakes using frosting. 
For the tire and carburetor: Attach cookies as shown using frosting. 
For the eyes: Draw a black dot on each eye.  You can be creative in making eyes expressions.
Attach the teeth, headlights and eyes using frosting
 TOW MATER (~Thin~ version)

SUPPLIES & TOOLS: same as the original version minus chocolate frosting and cookie crumbs.  Must use dark chocolate cake mix.
DIRECTIONS: Follow directions.  For the face: use vanilla frosting, or white fondant, or just simply white stock paper, whichever easier for you.
~~~ Yada yada yada… don’t go anywhere…you still have cupcakes to make 🙂 ~~~

Tow Mater Cupcakes

SUPPLIES & TOOLS
(1) box cake mix.  I prefer chocolate flavor and regular moist.
(2) 16 oz can of milk chocolate frosting
(1) 16 oz can of vanilla frosting
(18) cup regular size cupcake baking pan
(18) cup mini size cupcake baking pan
4.44 oz box of Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grashopper Cookies for carburetors and dust crumbs.  You can use anything else that looks like tires, such as chocolate coins, or mini Oreos,
Ziploc bag
(36) regular size M&M; for headlights.  I prefer yellow.
(36) small size M&M; for eyes.  I prefer green.
(18) Any gum pieces for teeth.  I use Eclipse.
(18) cupcake wrappers
Black edible pen
Toothpicks, optional. 
DIRECTIONS:
Bake cupcakes as directed on the package.  Let cool and refrigerate.
For the dirt: Set aside 18 cookies.  Place remaining in a Ziploc bag and crush them.
For the teeth: Cut each gum into two pieces.  One piece longer than the other.
For the truck body: Frost regular size cupcakes and sprinkle with some cookie crumbs.
For the truck head: Frost the face of mini cupcakes with vanilla frosting and the rest with milk chocolate frosting.  Sprinkle with some cookie crumbs.  Attach it to the body cupcakes using frosting. 
For the carburetor: Attach cookies as shown using frosting. 
For the eyes: Draw a black dot on each eye.  You can be creative in making eyes expressions.
Attach the teeth, headlights and eyes using frosting

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  • Weronika

    April 30, 2015 | Reply

    Can I use your pohoto of your website? Please,write to me on my mail

    • Simply Tale

      May 7, 2015 | Reply

      Sure Weronika. Please be kind to mention my website 🙂 Thank you.

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