SING Family Movie Night

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Oh I do hope you are ask excited about today’s post as we…  Universal Pictures Home Entertainment challenged us to come up with a fabulous Family Movie Night to celebrate the release of SING now on Blu-ray and DVD. The music-filled comedy will includes over 60-minutes of bonus content and three all-new mini movies featuring the cast from SING as well as an exclusive Tori Kelly music video and much more!

I hope you enjoy today’s post as much as we did creating it and that you will take time out for some fabulous family together, to watch the SING movie!

Onwards –

Making a special movie themed snack together is a lovely way to connect with the kids and build some excitement before watching the film as a family. The kids loved helping to decide what to put in it and the Gunter cupcakes were a big hit (Well they could be Rosita too.. your choice. But we thought it looked like a great Gunter)! We added some cucumber and berries as healthy options to offset the treats a little and of course you can’t have a movie night without popcorn!

Sing Themed Movie Snack Bento

Ingredients for easy SING Bento Box:

  • 1 Gunter cupcake (see recipe below)
  • popcorn
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • 2 baby cucumbers
  • mini flapjack bites

How to make up your Bento box:

Place the Gunter cupcake in the middle of the lunch box and add popcorn all around.

Wash, hull and slice the strawberries. In a separate compartment, place the strawberries and raspberries and top with musical bento picks to decorate.

Slice the baby cucumber and place in another compartment with more musical bento picks to decorate.

Finish off with a couple of mini flapjack bites.

How to make the easy Piggy Cupcakes

Ingredients for your Piggy Cupcakes:

  • 175g butter (softened)
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp  Vanilla Extract
  • Pink gel food colouring (optional)

To decorate:

  • 250g pink fondant icing
  • edible candy eyeballs
  • Pink cupcake icing (or homemade buttercream if preferred)

How to make your very own Gunter Cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F). Line a muffin tin with 10 muffin cases.

Pop the butter into a mixing bowl and add the caster sugar and eggs. Sift the flour on top and using an electric whisk on a low speed, gently blend the ingredients together.

Add the milk, vanilla extract and a few drops of pink food colouring if wanted and blend again. Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until well mixed.

Divide the mixture between the 10 muffin cases then bake for 16-18 minutes until risen and springy to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

While the cakes are cooling, make the piggy toppers to decorate.

Roll out the fondant icing to around the thickness of a £1 coin. Using a round cookie cutter of a similar size to the top of your cupcakes, cut out 10 rounds and set to one side.

Roll out half of the leftover icing and cut out 10 thick ovals for the pigs snouts. If you don’t have a little oval cutter, roll the icing into balls and flatten to an oval with your fingers. Using a cocktail stick, make two holes in the top of each oval for nostrils.

Roll the remaining icing out and cut out 20 triangles for the ears. Cut two corners off each triangle as shown in the photo to shape the ears. Using a dab of cold water, fix two ears to each icing circle and fold down as show in the photo.

Push 2 candy eyeballs into each pig face and finish by fixing on the snout with another dab of water.

Leave the Gunter faces out to dry for an hour or two if possible.

Once the cakes are completely cool and the icing pigs dried, it’s time to assemble your piggy cupcakes!

First level off each cupcake by cutting any rounded tops off with a sharp knife.

Using ready made cupcake icing or homemade buttercream, pipe a flat swirl on the top of each cupcake. Gently place a pig face on the top of each cake to finish.

Didn’t he turn out wonderful? Now of course this could be Gunter or Rosita.. or as we made so many, I sometimes wonder whether these are Rosita’s 25 kids!! Teehee.

Anyway.. now time for the movie! Have you seen the trailer yet? It really is a BRILLIANT movie – take a peak here:

Pip Squeak couldn’t wait to get started. It was all she could talk about on the way back from school…

I made them wait for fresh popcorn, the Gunter Cupcakes, as we set up for our family movie night…

… they were glued to the screen from the word go. I have to say.. I may have been too. What a fabulous movie, with such a fantastic cast and brilliant songs (in fact, Pip Squeak asked if we could get the sound track the minute the movie was over… Red Ted on the other hands, asked if we could just watch the movie *again* and *straight away*!).

 

I hope you are inspired to create your very own Sing movie night with your family and to make some of our delicious Gunter Cupcakes in preparation. They are so fun and easy to make and rather yummy too.

This half-term find your voice and SING. Fun for all the family, now on Blu-ray & DVD, we can highly recommend it! I think this is going to be a summer favourite for us!

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

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