from What's New, Cupcake
makes: 12 cupcakes
12 vanilla cupcakes baked in orange, green, and purple paper liners
12 mini vanillas cupcakes, paper liners removed
1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting
neon green, orange, and purple food coloring
24 mini lollipops (Dum Dums), unwrapped
24 peach of green apple gummy rings (O's)
24 brown mini candy-coated chocolates (M&Ms Minis)
12 assorted color candy-coated choclates (M&M's Minis)
- spoon 2 tablespoons vanilla frosting into a small ziplock bag. divide the remaining vanilla frosting among three bowls and tint each a different color with the food coloring. spoon each color of frosting into a separate ziplock bag, press out the excess air, and seal bags.
- insert a lollipop stick through a gummy ring, pushing it through the candy from the center to outer edge. bring the gummy ring up and around the lollipop, like a bonnet, to make the eyes. continue with the remaining gummy rings and lollipops.
- snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from bags of frostings. pipe a dot of tinted frosting on top of the standard cupcakes. place a mini cupcake up top, flat side down. starting at the edge of the standard cupcake and using the tinted frosting, pipe fur with a squeeze-release-pull action. continue until the entire exposed cupcake assembly is covered. repeat with the remaining cupcakes and colored frosting.
- insert 2 like-colored lollipop eyes into the top of each cupcake assembly. pipe a dot of vanilla frosting in the center of each lollipop and add a brown candy for the pupil. add a colored candy to the top of the frosting for the nose. repeat with the remaining lollipop eyes and cupcakes.
I made these for Emma's 2nd birthday, they were time consuming but i just LOVED them. Emma really loved these too! so here's a picture of the finished product