If you’re a Dr. Seuss fan, get in line! There are so many wonderful books and memories that have been created by the written words of Dr. Seuss. As time has proven, he is one author that will never, ever be forgotten. We celebrate his books by creating fun food and memories that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Cupcakes
While One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is one of our favorite books, Green Eggs and Hamis probably our all-time favorite. However, in all fairness, it’s feeling like a sweets kinda day, so creating these adorable Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Cupcakes is the winning choice. Plus, One Fish Two Fish was always my fish loving, youngest son’s favorite!
Not only are these adorable cupcakes good for everyday snacking, they’re a lot of fun for birthdays and party treats as well. Do you even need a reason to celebrate Dr. Seuss? I think not!
I always find myself wondering about fun facts and history behind the food items that I’m creating. What better way to enjoy making these Dr. Seuss treats than by finding out some fun Dr. Seuss facts?
Fun Dr. Seuss facts that everyone needs to know
Even though Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved artists and writers to grace the Earth, few people know much about him. While he wrote 60 books during his life, there are some fun facts that I thought could add some laughter and excitement to your baking day.
He loved hats
It’s reported that he had an entire closet full of hats to wear whenever he wanted. Some of them were quite “wacky”, which in turn may have sparked an interest for his beloved book, “Wacky Wednesday.” How much did he love hats? One fun activity is to read through some of his books and see if any of the characters make appearances in hats. Sort of like a fun Dr. Seuss seek and find!
Dr. Seuss really wasn’t a doctor
His father encouraged Dr. Seuss to pursue a career in medicine. Rumor has it that Dr. Seuss added the “Dr.” to his name all on his own. Obviously, his career choice turned out to be quite okay for him and the countless children who have found delight in his books.
Green Eggs and Ham was written all because of a dare from a friend
If Dr. Seuss hadn’t been dared in the fact that there was no way he could write an entire book using only 50 different words, Green Eggs and Ham may have never been written! Crazy to think about, right? I know you’re going to count the words now. It’s okay, I did, too!
He branched out and tried writing books for adults as well
Although he tried his hand at writing books for grown-ups, they never really took off. His creative mind was perfect for children to fall in love with and that is where his success and fame remains.
Now that you’ve been educated a bit with some wild and wacky fun facts about Dr. Seuss, let’s get down to the amazing recipe to create these adorable Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Cupcakes! (Trust me, you’ll love them!)
How to make Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Cupcakes
You can go ahead and purchased pre-made cupcakes at the time to save time and spend more energy decorating. If you choose to make homemade cupcakes though, please do! We have a soy allergy- so homemade it is!
Ingredients needed to make these simple fish-themed cupcakes
8 Pre-made (or Homemade) Cupcakes
Swedish Fish (Assorted Colors)
Directions to make these delicious cupcakes
1. I used an allergy friendly white cake mix and blue food coloring. Then I baked according to package directions.
2. Take frosting and piping tip (optional) to a piping bag or a quart size baggie and then frost each cupcake. You can also spread the frosting with a knife.
3. Place one Swedish fish on top of each cupcake.
4. Store in an airtight container or serve right away.
5. Enjoy your treat for a fun Dr. Seuss Party!
Okay, how crazy simple are these decorating tips? Honestly, they might be the most simple cupcakes that you’ll ever make!
Combine the love of reading and creating with these simple Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Cupcakes. We love to celebrate the wacky world of Dr. Seuss and have fun combining our reading ventures with these fun treats. (We also have an awesome Green Eggs and Ham recipe that’s fun and delicious as well!).
Take the time to read with your child, or let them read to you. Any time that you can spend time together reading, talking about and understanding a story, family memories and moments of bonding are being made. Reading is the foundation to a great start for the learning of your child and these delicious cupcake treats are truly just icing on the cake!
Don’t Forget to Print The Recipe Out For Later!
Dr Seuss One Fish Two Fish Cupcakes
- 8 Pre-made (or homemade) Cupcakes
- Swedish Fish, Assorted Colors
- Funfetti Neon Yellow Vanilla Frosting
- For the cupcakes, I used a white cake mix and colored it with blue food coloring then baked according to package directions.
- Take frosting and piping tip (optional) to a piping bag or a quart size baggie and then frost each cupcake. You can also spread the frosting with a knife.
- Place one Swedish fish on top of each cupcake.
- Store in an airtight container or serve right away.
- Enjoy your special treat & fun Dr. Seuss Party!