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Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom is partnering with Voortman Cookies to inspire mommy and me baking! Although some form of compensation was received, all opinions remain my own.

Dear Diary,

At age four, Caitlynn spends most of the day imagining what she will be when she grows up. So far, it’s down to a baker, a teacher and a vet, thanks to Doc McStuffins. Playing pretend is her favorite past time. This week, we went out west and added a cowgirl to her list of future occupations. We staged a stick horse race in the backyard. And after we worked up an appetite, we baked up a farm themed cupcake in the kitchen. Our mommy and me activity was Inspired by Voortman Wafer Cookies.

Voortman Crazy Horse Cupcakes


One Dozen Cupcakes

1/2 Cup of White Chocolate Melting Wafers

1/2 Cup of Chocolate Melting Waters

6 Voortman Chocolate Wafers

6 Voortman Vanilla Wafers

12 White Circus Peanuts

One Jar of Chocolate Sprinkles

Vanilla or Chocolate Frosting

Optional: Potato Straws, Jelly Beans

Wafer Cupcakes Step 1

Step One

Bake and ice your cupcakes. We whipped up Red Velvet cake mix and chocolate icing, but you can use any of your favorite flavors. Of course, let your little one lick the spoon!


Step Two

To make the crazy horse’s neck, you’ll need crazy glue. Place the chocolate and vanilla melting wafers in Ziploc bags. You’ll use this now and in steps to come. Cut the top of the Voortman Chocolate Wafer diagonally.  We also bought Vanilla and Strawberry for a variety in our “herd.” You’re sure to find something that satisfies your appetite. Voortman also comes in Peanut Butter, Lemon, Coconut Crème, and Cookies’n Creme, as well as a selection of no sugar added options.

After you cut your wafer, cut your white circus peanut diagonally. Squeeze your “glue” on the ends and attach the circus peanut and the wafer. You can use either color–just make sure you separate the white and brown bags.


Step Three

Using the white “glue,” pipe dots onto the melted chocolate onto your Voortman Wafer.


Step Five

Cut your pretzel in half and insert your horse’s tail into the cupcake.


Step Six

Using a knife, make a small slit into the front of the cupcake and insert your horse’s head. Pipe dots of melted chocolate–either color–for your horse’s eyes and nose.


Step Seven

Pipe stripes of melted chocolate back and forth on the mane and tail. You can even make hair by piping of few strokes between the ears and forehead.


Step Seven

Decorate the body of the horse with chocolate sprinkles.


Make your horse feel at home! We displayed our horse with a reusable sticker page as the backdrop. Next eating sweets like cupcakes, Caitlynn’s favorite thing to do is sticker activities. Get creative! Use potato sticks for hay or jelly beans for snacks. This is one food your kid can actually play with before eating!

Hey DFTM Fam–What mommy and me recipes can you whip up using Voortman Wafers? Will you make a farm animal like Caitlynn, a princess castle or a cartoon creation? Your cookie creation could land your family an ever bigger treat–$2,500! Enter the Inspired by Voorman Wafer Contest by clicking here.  The contest runs from now until June 13th. Check out the tips and guidelines as well as the rules.

Entrants can enter their creations under the structure or recipe categories:

Wafer Structure:

  • A wafer structure is an object or piece of original artwork (that does not violate any copyright laws) made out of wafers.
  • Wafers must be visible in the creation, and ideally should make up the majority of your creation.

Wafer Recipe:

  • A wafer recipe is a wafer-based dish or treat intended for eating.
  • Wafers must be visible in the creation, and ideally should make up the majority of your creation.
  • Wafers must be a primary ingredient or inspiration for the creation.
  • You do not need to include a list of ingredients or steps to reproduce the creation in your entry.

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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