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Farm Friend Cupcakes Recipe

Farm Friend Cupcakes Recipe

These chick and pig cupcakes just can't get more adorable. Young children especially are taken with them!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.