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Teddy’s Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

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  • Prep 2 hr 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Build your bears’ winter playland with simple frosting techniques and imaginative decorations. Perfect for a winter birthday party!
Updated May 24, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix (or your favorite flavor)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/4 cup Betty Crocker™ white candy sprinkles and white candy pearls
  • 2 tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar
  • 1 roll (from 5-oz box) Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups™ fruit flavored snack (any flavor)
  • 16 mini Teddy Grahams™ teddy bear-shaped graham snacks
  • 8 Teddy Grahams™ teddy bear-shaped graham snacks (any flavor)
  • Green, red, white or yellow small gumdrops
  • 1 pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Decorating Cookie Icing white icing
  • Tootsie Roll Midgees™ candies, unwrapped
  • Pretzel sticks, broken in half
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs


  • 1
    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 cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Tightly wrap 12 cupcakes; freeze for later use.
  • 2
    Fill 1 large resealable freezer plastic bag with frosting. Cut off bottom corner of bag. Pipe frosting in mounds on each cupcake to look like snowdrifts and ski slopes. Decorate frosted cupcakes with white candy sprinkles and coarse white sparkling sugar.
  • 3
    Unroll fruit flavored snack, and peel off paper backing. Cut off 2x1/4-inch strips; cut into thin strips for scarves. Attach 1 scarf to each Teddy Grahams™ neck by gently twisting strip. Cut and shape triangles out of gumdrops, and attach to tops of Teddy Grahams™ with small dots of icing for hats. Cut out small pieces of another color gumdrop to attach to top of each hat for pom-pom.
  • 4
    To make each sled, hold 1 Tootsie Roll Midgee™ candy in hand to warm slightly. Flatten candy to make thinner, and curve one end to look like sled.
  • 5
    Use decorated Teddy Grahams™, candy sleds, pretzel sticks for skis and ski poles, and rosemary sprigs for trees to decorate cupcakes as shown in photo or as desired. To make stars, flatten 1 yellow gumdrop, and cut out small stars for tops of trees. Use icing to attach Teddy Grahams™ and stars as needed.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Get creative! Try other candy shapes for a different look.
  • tip 2
    If decorating all 24 cupcakes, double amounts for frosting and decorating items.


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