- Remove paper from a purchased or baked cupcake. Turn cupcake upside down; trim bottom, if necessary, to make cupcake stand straight.
- Using a spoon, scoop out center, leaving 1/2 inch around the edges and about 1 inch on the bottom. Spread chocolate frosting on the sides and top of each cupcake.
- Spoon the vanilla pudding or yogurt into the center of the cupcake. Decorate it with green gel tube frosting. Sprinkle the small candies onto the fillings. Push the ends of the licorice into opposite sides of the cupcake to make a handle.
From the Test Kitchen
Store decorated cupcakes in airtight container up to 24 hours.