In addition to the Uglydoll softies they also have great action figures available. As soon as I spied them I knew I had to incorporate them into the boys' party. Initially I was going to make the boys each their own individual cake and top it with one of the action figures, but I smartly decided the cakes + the cupcakes would be too much (work). So instead of adorning cakes I used the action figures to adorn the cupcake stand. The tiered stand is from Anthropologie ($19.99 on sale--not bad).
To elevate the action figures I made little platforms using lids from the frosting containers (I love homemade frosting, but most of the time I go with the pre-made varieties), a toilet paper roll and paper that I printed out on the computer so it would match the color scheme. The platforms were easily assembled using hot glue and double-sided tape.
Now...on to the baked goods...the only sane way I could think of to create *Uglydoll Cupcakes* was to make iced sugar cookies that resembled Uglydolls and top cupcakes with the cookies. I briefly toyed with the idea of making Uglydolls out of fondant, but since I have very little fondant experience I quickly dismissed the idea. To keep things simple I limited the cookie cutters down to only three shapes and one main icing color (A was very relieved with my limited choices since she was forced into servitude for the day). White & red royal icing were used to add additional details and then finally edible black marker was used to add the pupils and mouths (thanks to Bakerella for that tip). Here is the result:
Lastly, on the boys actual birthday I did make a cake and used the Uglydoll action figures to decorate it. It turned out pretty cute (& ugly)!