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Early Man Screening & Cupcake Decorating Tutorial

Hognob cupcake example (from Early Man) made by the professionals. #earlyman #wallaceandgromit #duffscakemix

Early Man opens in theaters Friday, February 16th, and a group of Los Angeles Mom Bloggers and their kids were invited to see it. Afterwards, we were all treated to lunch and a cupcake decorating tutorial at Duff’s Cakemix in West Hollywood.

Early Man movie poster with stick

Early Man is the latest film from the people behind Chicken Run and the Wallace & Gromit films. It tells the story of Dug and his tribe of Cavemen must learn to come together to face their greatest enemy.

actual popcorn for the movie screening

popcorn cake by Duff

popcorn cake by Duff

Early Man is full of the charm and wit you’d expect from these filmmakers, and the animation is well-done. Dug may be the main character of the film, but his pet pig “Hognob” steals the show, and when we moved over to Duff’s Cakemix after the screening, the kids got to make cupcakes in his image.Early Man Cake by Charm City Cakes West

Hognob cupcake example (from Early Man) made by the professionals

Hognob cupcake example (from Early Man) made by the professionals

Hognob Cupcake Tutorial at Duff’s Cakemix

Duff’s Cakemix is the brainchild of Duff Goldman, creator of Charm City Cakes, and Food Network judging star. It’s the ultimate DIY cake decorating workshop, perfect for birthday parties or just for fun. (West Hollywood was their first location, but they have opened in Pasadena and Tarzana as well.)

For the Hognob cupcakes, each kid was given 4 cupcakes and all the decorating supplies necessary, along with this step-by-step tutorial. Plus they were given examples made by the professionals.

Hognob cupcake decorating stations at Duffs Cakemix

Hognob cupcake decorating stations at Duff’s Cakemix

Early Man cupcake design tutorial

My son started out heading for the perfection of the sample cupcake, but then he took a turn towards his own thing, and his Hognob looks a bit like he’s been rolling in some mud. But still delicious! In fact, of the 4 cupcakes he started with, we only ended up with three to take home. Hmmm.My son's Cupcake in progress

finished cupcake made by my son

Early Man Opens in Theaters February 16th

From the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit comes the next epic adventure for the ages. Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

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rainbow colors of frosting

rainbow colors of frosting

Early man balloon

Early Man Cupcakes at Duffs Cakemix PIN

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