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Honey Lemon Molecules :: Big Hero 6 Movie Night Dessert

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Earlier this week I shared our family’s Big Hero 6 Movie Dinner night, and today I’m sharing the special dessert I made to go along with our meal. My girls both loved Honey Lemon in the movie, especially her fabulous superhero outfit. I knew that I wanted to make a fun and special dessert for them to enjoy on our movie night, and Honey Lemon Molecules were born!

Honey Lemon Molecules - Dessert Recipe for Big Hero 6 Movie Night

Honey Lemon Molecules – Dessert Recipe for Big Hero 6 Movie Night

If you haven’t seen the movie, Honey Lemon is known for her affinity with chemicals and molecules. When Hiro and the gang outfit themselves as superheros, they each draw on their specialty knowledge and Honey Lemon’s becomes her knowledge of chemicals. She carries a special bag that has a periodic table dial pad and dispenses molecules that can be used to “fight” the masked man.

Here’s a look at how I created these fun molecules:

Lemon Cake Mix & Neon Gel Food Coloring

Lemon Cake Mix & Neon Gel Food Coloring

I used a lemon cake mix and these Neon Gel Food Colors.

Lemon Cake Mix

Lemon Cake Mix

Mix your cake mix as directed.

Add Gel Food Coloring

Separate! & Add Gel Food Coloring

NOTE! Before adding food color – separate your batter into 3 equal bowls then add food coloring to color each bowl

Cake Batter Colors: Pink (also make purple & orange)

Cake Batter Colors: Pink (also make purple & orange)

One bowl can be pink, one is purple, and one is orange. These are the colors I felt best represented Honey Lemon.

First Attempt - Cake Pop Maker

First Attempt – Cake Pop Maker

I borrowed a cake pop maker from my friend and thought that would be the perfect way to create my molecules! And it did create the shape I was looking for, but…

Cake Pop Version

Cake Pop Version

I didn’t like how hot the pan became and how it discolored the “molecules”. Boring brown doesn’t seem quite as exciting for chemical molecules.

Mini Muffin Molecules

Mini Muffin Molecules

So, I decided to use my mini muffin pan and create mostly round molecules with it. I loved that the color remained bright and vivid, and as I only filled the spots about half full they didn’t crest over like a typical muffin top. Be sure you under fill so they remain rounding and appear like molecules.

I then created a Honey Lemon Glaze for the tops, but it made them very sticky and the cake was already fairly sticky. If you want to try the glaze, the recipe I created is:

  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Heat these together in the microwave, stirring every 10 seconds for about 30 seconds
  • Add 1 Tablespoon Country Time Lemonade Mix
  • Add 1 heaping Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Mix well until blended, you might want to reheat for 10 seconds
  • Apply to muffin tops with pastry brush

The glaze was delicious and did help add in “honey” into the molecules, but they will not store well so perhaps only do it for the ones you will eat right away.

Make these Honey Lemon Molecules as a perfect dessert for your Big Hero 6 Movie Night!

Honey Lemon Molecules for Big Hero 6

Serve the molecules alongside this cute Honey Lemon Pop Vinyl Figure I picked up at and your dessert will be a delicious and fun treat for your family movie night. These molecules also go along perfectly with the special bonus movie gift pack I purchased at Walmart which includes an extra DVD called “The Science of Big Hero 6”. My girls love science so I know this bonus DVD will be perfect for them! I purchased the movie gift pack at my local Walmart on Tuesday and found it on an endcap in the electronics department. Your purchase of the Big Hero 6 Blu-Ray/DVD + Gift With Purchase Set includes a digital movie on Vudu while supplies last! Simply scan your receipt using the Savings Catcher in the Walmart app. Then look for a message on your phone or email. Now you can watch Big Hero 6 on any device! Perfect for family travel!

Family Fun Big Hero 6 Movie Pack at Walmart!

Family Fun Big Hero 6 Movie Pack at Walmart! Includes Digital Copy from Vudu!

Now to finish out your perfect Big Hero 6 movie night after sharing a themed dinner, devouring some delicious Honey Lemon molecules, it’s time to snuggle up and watch Hiro, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Aunt Cass, Wasabi, Go Go, and Fred take on San Fransokyo! I purchased this super soft Big Hero 6 blanket from and the girls loved cuddling up and watching the fun sci-fi action of Big Hero 6!

Sunggled up with our new Big Hero 6 plush blanket from

Snuggled up with our new Big Hero 6 plush blanket from

Yikes! What's going to happen next to Hiro and his friends?!

Yikes! What’s going to happen next to Hiro and his friends?!

Science is so cool!

Science is so cool!

Family fun with Big Hero 6

Family fun with Big Hero 6

I hope you have plans to watch this fun movie together as a family. Give the whole night a Big Hero 6 theme with a Baymax Burrito meal, Honey Lemon Molecule dessert, then snuggle up with a Big Hero 6 blanket and enjoy the show! Perfect idea for something to do this weekend!

Comment below and tell me who is your, or your kid(s), favorite character from Big Hero 6?

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Jenna Wood

Saturday 28th of February 2015

What a fun night- I love how you shared the trial and error in creating the recipe. I've had the same issue with my cake pop maker before, I love the solution of half filling the mini cupcake mold and can't wait to try the glaze! #client


Sunday 1st of March 2015

Glad to know I'm not the only one who had that problem Jenna! Thanks for the kind words and I hope you love them! They're a perfect bite sized treat to enjoy and my girls love how they fit with Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6.