Inchworm Cupcakes
Recipe from Parents

Line up decorated cupcakes to form this worm dessert. Candy makes the face for the worm.

Inchworm Cupcakes

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Yield: 24 cupcakes
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  • 1  18 1/4 ounce box 
    cake mix, any flavor
  • 2  12  ounce cans 
    soft whipped white frosting
    Blue food coloring
    Green food coloring
    Yellow food coloring
    Yellow sprinkles
  • 1   
    banana-shaped Runt
  • 1   
    sour gumdrop, cut in half
  • 2   
    brown mini M&M's
    Black licorice strings
    Blue sprinkles
    Blue flat sprinkles
    Candy-coated licorice pieces
Prepare cake mix according to package directions for baking 24 cupcakes.
In large bowl, tint frosting to desired color using several drops of green and one or two drops of yellow food coloring. Frost cupcakes.
For head:

Roll 2/3 of cupcake edge in yellow sprinkles. Place banana-shaped Runt on for mouth. Secure each brown M&M onto gumdrop half with a dab of frosting. Place on cupcake for eyes. Cut 2 licorice strings 3 inches long, and insert for antennae.
For body:

With remaining ingredients, decorate cupcakes.
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