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Call me Leo Cupcakes Recipe
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Call me Leo Cupcakes Recipe

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Little ones will roar with joy when you present these kings of the jungle. They're simple to make, too. The kids can help.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 24 yellow cupcakes baked in orange foil liners
  • Orange Fruit Gems
  • Black decorating icing
  • Blue and brown M&M's miniature baking bits
  • Orange, red and yellow Dots candy, cut into quarters
  • Cheerios


  1. Tint frosting orange; frost cupcakes. Place a fruit gem on cupcake for face.
  2. Using the black decorator icing, add miniature M&Ms for eyes and nose. Pipe a few dots for whiskers and pipe mouth.
  3. For the mane, arrange Dot quarters, rounded side facing up, around the outer edge. Add cheerio ears. Yield: 24 cupcakes.
Editor's Note: Sunkist Fruit Gems were used create the lion's mane.
Originally published as Call me Leo Cupcakes in Fun Food 2011 2011, p8

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