Two cupcakes together made this sweet jack-o-lantern.
Just frost with your icing or save time with canned icing.
Decorate and, most of all, have fun.
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 3 ¾ cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 2/3-3/4 cup milk
- 1- 1 ½ tspn orange paste food coloring
- 12 green gumdrops
- 12 black jujubes
Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes. Fill 24 greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, in a small bowl combine confectioners’ sugar, butter and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Stir in food coloring. Cut a thin slice off the top of each cupcake. Spread frosting on 12 cupcakes. Invert remaining cupcakes and place on top; frost top and sides.
For steams, cut each gumdrop into three lengthwise wedges; place one piece on top of each cupcake. Cut jujubes into thin slices; use a bottom slice for each mouth.
From remaining slices, cut on large triangle and two smaller ones. Position two small triangles and a large triangle on each cupcake for eyes and nose.
Yield: 1 dozen