I usually cook everything from scratch, but sometimes you're in a rush & don't have the time. These cupcakes are perfect for times like that....I have these on standby every Halloween for the trick-or-treaters! If you're not so pushed for time, make 36 of your own cupcakes or use a 22.5 ounce box of brownie mix.
- 36 small cupcakes, vanilla (fairy cakes) or 36 small chocolate (fairy cakes)
- 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting (or 2 cups buttercream, homemade frosting, icing etc)
- green sour apple bubble gum tape (I use Kelloggs Fruit Winders Doubles)
- 72 M&M's
- (If using a boxed brownie mix -- Heat oven to 350°F Prepare brownie mix according to boxes directions. Divide batter among lined cupcake pans to make 36. Bake 20 minutes and let cool completely.
- Spread frosting onto cupcakes. Place a piece of trimmed gum across center of cupcake. Top with M&M's for eyes. Place more pieces of gum at slight angles to cover tops, leaving eyes visible.
- I like to use Fruit Winders / fruit leather in place of bubble gum & I also love piping frosting on the cupcakes. You can use a ready made frosting tube for piping, a piping bag or a small ziplock bag with a tiny bit snipped of one corner.
just cupcake decorating, but good creativity