TWINKIE CUPCAKES? You had me at Twinkie! 1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box 1 small box sugar free/fat free instant French vanilla pudding mix 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow fluff 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt 2 teaspoons very hot water Marshmallow Buttercream (recipe & ingredients follow)
Star window cookies, made by crushing hard candies and placing in the middle of the stars when you bake. They will melt down and look like glass. A silpat would help with these but I think you could bake them on parchment paper.
Last week we did a solids & liquids writing assignment. Students were to write to a poor snowman/girl/lady/boy/kid/etc... who was melting and explain to them what was happening using our matter vocabulary and changing states of matter.