My son went back to school last week and he is still adjusting going from half-day Kindergarten to full-day first grade – I’m still adjusting too and I know his sisters miss him! He just finished his first full week, so I decided to have a fun, silly party to celebrate! Hayden is the silliest person I know, so I knew he would appreciate this celebration.
Hayden just watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the first time – and he loved it! I knew that he would love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, so I planned that to be our Friday night family movie. What else do we need for such a fun night? Well, silly snacks of course!
I love making cupcakes, so I knew that I would have to make some fun, bright cupcakes and Wonkafy them somehow! I’ve read a lot about “Pinata Cupcakes” so what better to fill cupcakes with than Wonka candy? From Nerds to Gobstoppers and Spree, all of my favorite candy is from Wonka candy! These cupcakes are pretty easy to make too and will have your kids laughing!
Wonkafy Your Cupcakes
Cake Journal has a great tutorial and video on how to make Pinata Cupcakes – or as I’ll call them Wonka cupcakes! All you have to do is cut out the core of your cupcake, add Wonka candy and then place the cake back on top. Put icing on as normal and then serve to your kids! We had fun decorating the top of the cupcakes with Wonka candy like Nerds and Gobstoppers. The surprise inside that spilled out were Chewy Spree!
Wonka Peel-A-Pop Dessert
This may be the silliest dessert yet, though! WONKA Peel-a-Pops are dessert pops that look and feel like a banana but in true WONKA form, you can actually eat the peel! My son was totally tricked – he had no idea this was ice cream at first!
Just a minute after opening the frozen creation, the peel becomes deliciously chewy as it peels back to reveal a creamy vanilla center. There’s two scrumdiddlyumptious flavors to choose from – Vanilla Banana and Vanilla Grape! At 70 calories per pop, this is a guilt-free summer treat for kids and the kids in all of us!
How fun are these desserts?!
When you’re in the mood for something silly, all you need to do is Wonkafy a recipe! What recipe will you Wonkafy?
Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Danielle K says
Those Peel-a-Pop things look awesome – my son would absolutely love them. I love those surprise cupcakes too! I think I may have to make those for my son’s birthday party. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Those are so cute!!! What a great idea!
shelly peterson says
How fun! The cupcakes are awesome! I had seen those popsicles in the store and almost bought them they look pretty cool.
Those cupcakes are so neat. My kids would go nuts over them! I am going to have to look for those pops in the store too. So fun!
Ellen Christian says
What a cute idea! I love how creative you are!
Janel (A Mom's Take) says
Great idea. Never heard of these pops before, they look yummy. I’m a huge Wonka fan and enjoy their candies right out of the bag. I do really miss Chewy Runts, they have been discontinued.
Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutante says
These seriously look amazing! You did such a fabulous job!!! Also, can I have one?! 🙂
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Grace Hodgin says
My grand kids love Willie Wonka so I am going to have to look for these at the grocery to treat them with some fun surprises.
They look adorable and what a great addition to cupcakes!
Ashley Z. says
How cute are these!?!?! I want to eat one!
What a fun mom to celebrate the first week. And seriously, this is an adorable theme!
Such a great idea! It makes your cupcakes look so fun!
These are SO cute. And they looks super yummy!
Those cupcakes look so cute! I would make an even bigger mess though! haha! and that Popsicle looks super yummy too!
Whoa that is so cool!! Such a great idea 🙂 I am going to pass this along to my friends who have kids!!
Julianna Morlet says
Dang it, now I need some nerds 🙂
How fun are those cupcakes.
Kayli Schattner says
I need those Wonka Cupcakes in my life! Oh my word.
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
Those Peel-A-Pops are so fun! I could go for one of those cupcakes right now, too.
Carly Anderson says
Those cupcakes are so cute! I just saw those Wonka ice cream treats and am excited to try them out!
kristine foley says
Those cupcakes are too fun and right up our ally! Need them in my belly stat!
Samantha @ Designer in Teal says
WOW! Those are so cool…I wanna make some 🙂
Those cupcakes are so awesome! And those peel-a-pops look fun too! My kids would go nuts for this stuff! Thanks for the great ideas!
Girl in Beta says
I’m pretty sure I can’t unsee the candy stuffed cupcakes.
I’m on the fence as to whether that’s a good thing, or a bad thing.
Wow! You just inspired me. I wonder if I can talk my won into having a Willy Wonka birthday now.
Those peel a pops look fun, and those cupcakes!! Wow!! Hope he’s enjoying first grade!
Oh my gosh! I love all things Wonka and didn’t realize it was so easy to wonkify desserts! Going to have to get those popsicles!
I have seen those pops at the store and they are in complete Wonka form! I gotta get some now to try it out 🙂
My kids would LOVE those cupcakes! And I’m pretty sure my 3 year old would never take a normal banana again, so we will have to pass on those. lol
Jessica Doll says
These look so silly. My kids would love that they are full of candy but I love the whimsy aspect of it. I’d totally make cupcakes.
Okay, those are seriously so cool! What fun cupcakes!
Those cupcakes look amazingly delicious! They are super fun too, great for a party!
I want me some wonka cupcakes!
Alicia @ Felt With Love Designs says
Oh my gosh! How fun are these?!
So much fun! Love me some Wonka.
Those are so cute and fun! Love wonka!
The first picture shocked me and made me smile so much! What kind of frosting is that??
Ayana Pitterson says
I have never had Wonka anything, but I might be missing out on some goodies in my life..lol. Pinning this for sure.
Oh what a fun night! I love those wonkafied cupcakes! I want to try one of those pops, they look so good and my kids would love that they look like bananas!
Those cupcakes look so yummy! My kids would be bouncing off the walls for days!!! LOL!
Cailin @ Sassy Dove says
Brilliant! These are awesome. I am making cupcakes with the kids soon, I’ll have to try this!
Those cupcakes are so cute and now I want one in my belly.
These Wonka treats are so fun. Thank you for sharing with us.
Ally Swanson says
Love this! Such cute and fun ideas, definitely must try these!
CR Williams says
All these looks so cute, so hard to choose. I am sure they kids would love all of them!
Wow. those cupcakes look so delicious. Would you mind sharing the recipe with me?
Julie Wood says
This is so adorable and looks like a fun recipe to Try. I seriously need to make this Wonka Cupcakes for my niece’s birthday coming up. They are so colorful!
These cupcakes are great, but I have really got to try the WONKA Peel-a-Pops, why have I never heard of these? Thank you for sharing this post.
What a cute idea for a party! I don’t know what I could wonkify, I’d have to give it some thought – but it is worth it for the fun!!!