Lion Cupcakes - Roarrrr!

Recipe by Mom2Rose
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 24
    cupcakes, premade
  • 1
    (14 ounce) bag flaked coconut
  • 1
    (16 ounce) container chocolate frosting (or caramel frosting)
  • 96
    pieces thin black licorice (approx 3/4-inch)
  • 48
    small white gumdrops
  • 48
    brown miniature M&M's chocolate candies (or brown reeses pieces)
  • pink icing
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Toast coconut on a cookie sheet in a single layer for 6-10 minutes until lightly brown (stir coconut every 2-3 minutes while toasting).
  • Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  • Roll edges of cupcake in toasted coconut to make the lion's "mane".
  • Place 2 gum drops side by side in the lower/middle of the cupcake.
  • Place 2 licorice "whiskers" on each side tucked partially under the gum drops to adhere.
  • Place 2 m&m "eyes" above the gumdrops.
  • Place a dab of pink icing below eyes and above the gumdrops to make the "nose".
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