Kids will love decorating mini Halloween cupcakes with ghoulish candy faces. With a little imagination, each monster cupcake creation can be unique.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Divide frosting into five portions; tint with food coloring as follows: Tint one portion mossy green (using brown and leaf green food colorings). Tint a second portion black.*** Tint a third portion dark orange. Tint a fourth portion purple. Use the remaining white frosting for attaching monster parts.

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  • Cut the rounded tops off cupcakes. Spread cut surfaces of cupcakes with some of the black frosting. Place a large gumdrop half in the center on top of each cupcake.

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  • Spread green, orange, and purple frostings over cupcake tops. Place frosted tops over gumdrop halves on cupcakes, tipping each top back slightly to form a mouth.

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  • Decorate cupcakes using toasted coconut and monster parts as follows: For eyes, attach a small piece of black candy to a slice of marshmallow; insert a small piece of black licorice into bottom of marshmallow slice. Press into cupcake. (Or make eyes from gumdrop pieces and small black candies and/or marshmallow halves, gumdrop pieces, and small black candies.) For teeth, cut marshmallows into pieces or use white small oval mints. For tongues, lay a fruit leather roll flat; fold and press together to make four layers. Use scissors to cut out tongue shapes. Attach candy circus peanut pieces to the fronts of cupcakes for feet. Makes 12 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

Look for special shades of paste food coloring in the cake decorating departments of hobby and crafts stores.

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If desired, tint cupcake batter bright green or purple. Use about 1/4 teaspoon paste food coloring for every 2 cups of batter.

***Test Kitchen Tip:

To achieve a rich black color without using excessive black food coloring, stir 1 to 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder into the frosting before adding the food coloring.

Nutrition Facts

512 calories; total fat 18g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 281mg; potassium 45mg; carbohydrates 81g; fiberg; sugar 64g; protein 3g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 28mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

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10/13/2018
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