Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

Thing One and Thing Two, those blue-haired characters from the popular Dr. Seuss book The Cat in the Hat, deserve to have their own cupcake! This tasty treat is easily made and topped with a simple tag. A perfect dessert for a birthday party!
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 24 red cupcake liners
  • 2 16oz cans vanilla frosting
  • Wilton Royal Blue icing gel
  • 1 M star frosting tip


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners.
  • Combine cake mix, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and eggs in an electric mixer. Use an ice cream scoop to distribute cake mix evenly amongst the 24 cupcake liners, about 2/3 full. Bake 15-17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Carefully remove from pans and place on a wire rack to cool.
  • Place frosting in a medium sized bowl. Use a butter knife to add a small amount of icing gel to the frosting. Mix well and add more gel as needed to make desired color of blue.
  • Affix a frosting bag with 1M star tip. Add frosting and pipe onto each cupcake. Top with a Thing 1 or Thing 2 topper. Serve and enjoy!