I made gluten free cupcakes and used scizzors to cut marshmellows for the whites of the eyes and M&M's for the pupils. Either peanut or regular M&M's. I used cashews for the nose. They were amazing!
How terrific is this? My 9 year old and I had a ball while making these for her Class Halloween Party. She doesn't care for licorice, so we used Maynards' Fuzzy Peach candy for the eyes and Candy Corn for the beaks. I do think the licorice looks better, but the peach eyes were still very cute, and the kids in the Grade 4 class loved them. Thanks for posting such a cute recipe FT!! Made for Aussie Swap :)
The kids really liked these cupcakes, but the most fun was decorating them before their Halloween party! They really got a "hoot" out of it!!!
This was absolutely the most fun to make and they turned out exactly like your pics! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I'm not the most adventurous baker, but this recipe is fool-proof. Made exactly as per your directions and had half an hour of hilarious fun with my mother decorating them over a glass of wine. Brilliant. Only one comment I'd make is to buy more packets of Allsorts than you'd think you need. I picked up two normal sized bags, and only had nine complete sets of 'eyes' between them, and I'd made 12. I improvised and used others, but they didn't look as cute or convincing. Thanks again - I haven't laughed or smiled as much in the kitchen for a long time.