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Can you believe the perky ears on our bat cupcakes is really chewing gum? You will get the best results when cutting the fudge-stripe cookies if you use a gentle sawing motion.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Prep: 45 min.
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Blue paste food coloring
Cupcakes of your choice
Sticks Winterfresh gum
1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
Pastry tipround tip # 3
Tint vanilla frosting bright blue; frost cupcakes.
Add gum ball eyes. Using a clean scissors or small sharp knife, cut
sticks of gum into eyebrow shapes. Pinch tops to curve if desired;
insert above eyes.
For bat wings, with a small serrated knife, cut cookies in half. Add
scalloped edges if desired. Insert two cookie halves into each
Using chocolate frosting and #3 tip, pipe pupils on eyes. For fangs,
cut the white part from the candy corn. (Save removed orange
sections for another use.) Add two white fangs under each mouth;
press down gently. Yield: varies.
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