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Big Hero 6‘s lovable companion robot has changed how we do fist bumps (bah-a-la-la-la) in the best way possible, and after seeing the action-packed comedy-adventure hybrid movie twice in theaters, the kids (ok, me) couldn’t wait to celebrate the film’s February 24 DVD/Blu-ray release.
Disney asked us to put our own fist bump-worthy spin on a San Fransokyo-themed family movie night, and after excitedly making those Baymax-leaking-air noises, I headed out to Walmart to pick up the movie. Because Big Hero 6 Exclusive Gift Set.
Not only does it come with the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD and The Science Of Big Hero 6 bonus DVD; but it also includes a digital movie on Vudu while supplies last. Just scan your receipt using the “Savings Catcher” on the free-to-download Walmart app, and you’ll receive a message via phone or email letting you know you can watch Big Hero 6 on any device in your home.
Look for the in-store Big Hero 6 display for everything mentioned in this post and more (like action figures and toys), and we won’t judge you at all if you somehow manage to come home with Disney Infinity Hiro Hamada and Baymax figures and a Baymax Rocket Fist.
And since we like a little something to snack on during cinematic awesome, I dreamed up these original Big Hero 6-inspired recipes (plus a non-sponsored boozy cocktail for adults) that are totally worth fist bumping about, and even made a yummy video as kind of tribute to the robotic goodness.)
These nut-free Baymax cupcakes came together faster than you’d think (thanks, boxed cake mix) and are almost too adorable to eat. Almost.
The kids named these bold mocktails Big Hero Blast, and while making them is actually more labor intensive than the cupcakes, the rainbow-colored payoff is totally worth it.
Inspired by robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada’s friends-turned-unlikely heroes – adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred – these Kool-Aid and 7-Up concoctions taste like fizzy Sweet-Tarts.
You’re going to want to bookmark/print these out immediately.
- 1 box of nut-free double chocolate cake mix
- 1 jar of nut-free vanilla whipped frosting
- 1 bag of nut-free jumbo marshmallows
- 1 tube nut-free black decorating gel
- 24 cupcake liners
- 2 12-cup cupcake molds
- cutting board
- mixing bowl
- hand mixer
- large tray (or cookie sheet covered with parchment paper)
- very sharp knife
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or as indicated on the box of cake mix.
- Choose the best marshmallows from the bag.
- Cut each marshmallow in half using a very sharp knife. Otherwise, stickiness.
- Place each marshmallow on the tray, sticky side down.
- Dot two eyes on each marshmallow with the decorating gel and allow to set for 5 minutes.
- Draw a line connecting each set of eyes with the decorating gel and allow to set for an additional 5 minutes.
- Set aside.
- Follow the instructions on the box of cake mix.
- Once the cupcakes have baked and cooled completely, frost generously and evenly.
- Press each prepared Baymax gently onto the top of each cupcake.
Not into double chocolate? Use any flavor of cake mix you'd like.
To keep your cupcakes fresh, make sure to store them in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Ours stayed moist and delicious for 3 days that way. Fist bump.
- 1 packet Grape Kool-Aid (Hiro Hamada)
- 1 packet Tropical Punch Kool-Aid (Baymax)
- 1 packet Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid (Wasabi)
- 1 packet Peach Mango Kool-Aid (Go Go Tomago)
- 1 packet Blue-Raspberry Lemonade Kool-Aid (Fred)
- 1 packet Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid (Honey Lemon)
- 1 liter lemon-lime pop or seltzer water
- 2 cups of water
- 6 small mixing bowls
- 6 measuring spoons or similar
- 2 ice cube trays
- cookie sheet
- 4 tall glasses
- Sprinkle about 1 tbsp. from each Kool-Aid packet into each of the 6 small bowls.
- Pour water slowly and sparingly into each bowl, mixing until desired hue is reached. (Tip: Add more Kool-Aid mix if you overdo it with the water.)
- Using a different measuring spoon for each color, fill the ice cube trays carefully. You want 3-4 cubes for each color. (Tip: Put the ice cube trays on a cookie sheet to make transport to the freezer easier.)
- Freeze for at least 2 hours or if possible, overnight.
- Remove the Kool-Aid ice cubes from the freezer and empty onto a chilled plate.
- Working by color, layer 3 cubes each purple, red, green, yellow, blue and pink into each of your 4 glasses.
- Carefully pour lemon-lime pop or seltzer water over the Kool-Aid cubes.
- Serve immediately.