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Farm Friend Cupcakes

 Farm Friend Cupcakes
These chick and pig cupcakes just can't get more adorable. Young children especially are taken with them!
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • Pink and yellow paste food coloring
  • M&M's miniature baking bits
  • Assorted candies (Brach's white dessert mints, pink mint candy lozenges and Good & Plenty candies)

Directions

  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Fill 24
  • paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 21-26
  • minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Cool completely.
  • For pigs, tint 1 can of frosting pink; frost 12 cupcakes. Attach
  • baking bits and dessert mints for eyes, pink candy lozenges for
  • snouts, baking bits for nostrils and Good & Plenty candies for ears.
  • For chicks, tint 2-1/2 cups frosting yellow; transfer to a pastry
  • bag. Insert #17 star tip; pipe frosting onto 11 cupcakes. Pipe on
  • feathers. Attach baking bits and dessert mints for eyes and candy
  • corn for beaks.
  • Yield: 2 dozen.