1Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
2Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
3In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Attach small round tip to tube of black decorating icing. On each cupcake, pipe wings and dots on wings. Attach cookie for head. Use black icing to attach candy eyes to cookie. Use red icing for mouth. Insert 2 licorice pieces into each cupcake for antennae.