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Call me Leo Cupcakes

 Call me Leo Cupcakes
Little ones will roar with joy when you present these kings of the jungle. They're simple to make, too. The kids can help.
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min.


  • 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


  • Tint frosting orange; frost cupcakes. Place a fruit gem on cupcake
  • for face.
  • Using the black decorator icing, add miniature M&Ms for eyes and
  • nose. Pipe a few dots for whiskers and pipe mouth.
  • 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.