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Eyes On You

 Eyes On You
Look out! This crazy cupcake only has eyes for you. Don't worry though, he's delicious! —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Neon green food coloring
  • 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes baked in black foil liners
  • 1/4 cup purple sprinkles
  • Black licorice laces
  • 50 mini marshmallows
  • 1 tube (4.25 ounces) brown decorating frosting
  • 50 red mini M&M's or red-hot candies


  • 1. Tint the vanilla frosting neon green with the food coloring.
  • Spread a generous mound of frosting on top of the cupcakes. While
  • frosting is still wet, sprinkle the tops with the purple sprinkles.
  • 2. Cut the black licorice laces into about 50 pieces about 3 to 5 in.
  • long. Insert one end of the laces into the side of the marshmallows.
  • Pipe a small dot of the brown decorating frosting on one flat end of
  • the marshmallow and attach a red M&M to make an eyeball.
  • 3. Insert the licorice laces, 8 to 10 per cupcake, as the wild eyes
  • on top of each cupcake. Repeat with the remaining licorice,
  • marshmallow eyes and cupcakes. Yield: 6 cupcakes.