These cute bunny and chick cupcakes will keep the kids hopping at your spring party.
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla or creamy white frosting
Red food color
Yellow food color
bags (6 oz each) assorted flavor stretchy and tangy taffy candies (strawberry, grape and banana)
large orange gumdrops
purple candy-coated chocolate candies
miniature chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, divide frosting between 2 small bowls, about 1 1/4 cups each. Mix 7 drops red food color into one bowl, yellow into the other.
Remove paper baking cups from cupcakes. Place upside down on serving platter.
To make bunny cupcakes: Frost 12 cupcakes with the pink frosting. Cut shapes out of strawberry taffy candies for ears, feet and tail. Cut shapes out of grape taffy candy for ears and nose. Make ears by stacking grape candy on top of pink candy. Trim to shape into bunny ears if necessary. Press firmly into cupcake. Slide strawberry taffy cutouts under cupcake to make feet. Make small ball out of taffy and press onto back of bunny cupcake for tail. Add small nose. Gently press chocolate candy on face and use frosting to place miniature chocolate chips on chocolate candy for eyes.
To make chick cupcakes: Frost 12 cupcakes with yellow frosting. Cut shapes out of banana taffy candies for beaks and feet. Cut shapes out of orange gumdrops for wings and comb. Press orange gumdrops firmly into cupcake. Slide banana taffy cutouts under cupcake to make feet. Add beak. Gently press miniature chocolate chips on face for eyes.
Didn’t use up all of the frosting and decorations? Spread leftover cookies with frosting for a sweet treat.
To make ahead, bake and freeze the unfrosted cupcakes for up to three months. Frost and decorate the frozen cupcakes, and let thaw at room temperature.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.