Little Critter Cupcakes
Recipe from Parents

Top the cupcakes with green frosting to make a grassy field for your critters. Decorate with candy butterflies or ladybugs for a fun summer party dessert.


Little Critter Cupcakes

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Ingredients
  • 1   box 
    (18.25 ounces) yellow-cake mix
  • 1   can 
    (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  •  
    Green food coloring
  •  
    Froot Loops
  •  
    Snack 'Ums Big Boomin' Pops
  •  
    Marshmallows
  •  
    Pink sugar
  •  
    Yellow sugar
  •  
    Red licorice strings
  •  
    Black licorice strings
  •  
    Brown decorating icing
  •  
    Candy eyes
  •  
    Flower sprinkles
  •  
    Keebler Rainbow Vanilla Wafers
  •  
    Reduced-fat chocolate Nilla Wafers
  •  
    Hershey's candy-coated milk-chocolate sprinkles
Directions
1.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, and bake 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Tint frosting green with food coloring, and frost cupcakes.
For Butterflies:

1.
Stand 6 Froot Loops in a row down center of cupcake for the body. Place 1 Snack 'Ums pop at end for head. Cut 2 marshmallows in half, and sprinkle cut side with pink or yellow sugars. Place on cupcake as wings. Cut 2 red licorice strings 1-1/2 inches long, and insert for antennae. Pipe 2 dots of decorating icing onto head, and attach candy eyes.
For Ladybugs:

1.
Roll edge of frosted cupcake in flower sprinkles. For wings, cut 1 red-colored wafer in half, and attach with decorating icing to chocolate-wafer body. Place ladybug in center of cupcake. Pipe small dots of icing onto red wafer, and pipe a circle for the head. Attach candy eyes and a red candy-coated milk-chocolate sprinkle for nose. Cut 2 black-licorice strings 1-1/2 inches long, and insert for antennae.
For Bees:

1.
Roll edge of frosted cupcake in flower sprinkles. Place an orange wafer in center of cupcake. Pipe lines of icing onto wafer. Cut a marshmallow in half, and attach for wings. Using the icing, pipe a circle for the head. Attach candy eyes and yellow candy-coated milk-chocolate sprinkle for nose. Cut a 1-inch piece of black licorice, and insert into back of bee for stinger.
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