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Batty Bats

 Batty Bats
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
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Blue paste food coloring
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • Gum balls
  • Sticks Winterfresh gum
  • Fudge-striped cookies
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Pastry tip—round tip # 3
  • Candy corn


  • 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
  • cupcake.
  • 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.