Ice Age Movie Treat Recipe: Glacial Cupcakes

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My family and I are celebrating Collision Course, the final installment of our favorite prehistoric family movie franchise with a delicious Ice Age movie treat recipe, and we can’t wait to share it with you. We whipped up a batch of cupcakes that pay tribute to the glacial period in which the film takes place. As I’m sure you know, throughout the films, Manny, Diego, Sid and the gang journey to find a safe place to call their home as the earth constantly changes around them.
These fun movie treats are a great way to teach your kids a little bit about that time period. As you’re decorating the cupcakes, talk to your kids about what life was really like for the animals and the earth back then. If you need some help coming up with ideas (or a quick refresher course of your own), DiscoveryEducation has some great free lesson plans. Of course, you don’t have to make this Ice Age movie treat recipe with an educational experience in mind. You can just whip it up as a fun way to bond with your kids over one of their favorite movies! Let’s check it out, shall we?

Ice Age Movie Treat Recipe: Glacial Cupcakes

Affiliate links included below.  For the base mix, we used the same basic recipe as our Cherry Vanilla cupcakes. It’s such a versatile recipe!

Cupcake ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 egg whites at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (or your favorite sweetener)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
Buttercream Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsps milk
Decoration ingredients
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  • Blue food coloring
  • large marshmallows
  • spatula

Make this fun Ice Age movie treat recipe:

Watch the video and follow the instructions below:

 

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set up your cupcake pan with liners.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  • Add sugar, vanilla, and almond extract to the butter and beat until combined.
  • Add egg whites and eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Add the flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating between the two, to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together
  • Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before frosting
Buttercream
Using an electric mixer, combine all ingredients at medium speed and work your way up to high.
If icing too stiff, add milk one tablespoon at a time. If too watery, add icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.

Decorating
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  • Add blue food coloring a couple of drops at a time to your buttercream icing until you reach your desired color.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread blue icing generously on cupcake top
  • Top with marshmallow pieces cut into quarters, so they look like glaciers coming out of the water. You can also use mini marshmallows to create the effect.
  • Sprinkle with crystal blue sprinkles.

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Ice Age Movie Treat Recipe: Glacial Cupcakes

  • Cupcake ingredients
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 egg whites at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (or your favorite sweetener)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Buttercream Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsps milk
  • Decoration ingredients
  • Blue food coloring
  • large marshmallows
  • spatula
  1. Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Set up your cupcake pan with liners.
  4. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
  5. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or Kitchenaid on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  6. Add sugar, vanilla, and almond extract to the butter and beat until combined.
  7. Add egg whites and eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  8. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating between the two, to butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is well mixed together
  9. Fill the cupcake pan liners 2/3 with cake batter
  10. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  11. Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before frosting
  12. Buttercream
  13. Using an electric mixer, combine all ingredients at medium speed and work your way up to high.
  14. If icing too stiff, add milk one tablespoon at a time. If too watery, add icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
  15. Decorating
  16. Add blue food coloring a couple of drops at a time to your buttercream icing until you reach your desired color.
  17. Using an offset spatula, spread blue icing generously on cupcake top
  18. Top with marshmallow pieces cut into quarters, so they look like glaciers coming out of the water. You can also use mini marshmallows to create the effect.
  19. Sprinkle with crystal blue sprinkles.

I know it seems like a lot of ingredients and steps, but honestly, it’s pretty easy to make. When you’re done, you have a clever Ice Age movie treat that’s perfect for family movie night or for parties! For more cute movie recipes, check out our Secret Life of Pets no-bake granola bars or our Finding Dory blueberry ice-cream!

Do you have a favorite movie-inspired treat recipe? Share in the comments!

23 thoughts on “Ice Age Movie Treat Recipe: Glacial Cupcakes”

  1. These are so super cute (and we LOVE the Ice Age movies). This would be a wonderful and fun treat for a family movie night. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. My kids would love this treat! They are obsessed with he Ice Age movies and this is the perfect snack to celebrate them.

  3. That’s such a lovely treat and you can get the kids to bake with you as well! I can’t wait for this movie and I’m sure it’s going to be awesome. Thanks for the lovely idea!

  4. I love theming treats to make our family fun nights something extra magical. The kids and I will have a great time making these before we head out to see Ice Age.

  5. I love to find my food to go with movies, my nephew loves to find out what I can come up with when he comes to visit and we have movie night.

  6. I don’t really have a favorite movie inspired treat at this time, but I bet if I Made these I would 🙂 They look super yummy and Ice Age is a cute film!

  7. Thanks for sharing your recipe we love trying out new recipes with the grandkids they enjoy spending time in the kitchen !

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