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Frankie Cupcakes

 Frankie Cupcakes
These cupcakes are sure to impress the guests at your Halloween party. They will disappear soon after you set them out!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Large marshmallows
  • Corn syrup
  • Green colored sugar
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Purple and black paste food coloring
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • Purple nonpareils
  • Candy coated licorice, spearmint leaves and Nerds candies
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting

Directions

  • Insert a pretzel stick into a flat end of each marshmallow. Using a
  • clean paint brush, lightly coat marshmallows with corn syrup.
  • Immediately roll top and sides in green colored sugar; allow to dry
  • for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, set aside 1/4 cup vanilla frosting. Tint remaining vanilla
  • frosting purple and spread over cupcakes. Roll edge of cupcakes in
  • nonpareils; set aside.
  • To decorate face, press candy coated licorice bolts into each side.
  • Cut a small piece of spearmint leaf into an eyebrow, press cut side
  • onto face. Using remaining vanilla frosting, pipe eyes; add Nerd
  • candy eyeballs. Pipe chocolate frosting onto faces for mouths and
  • stitches as desired.

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Frankie Cupcakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Carefully insert pretzel stick into the center of each cupcake. Tint
  • remaining chocolate frosting black. Using pastry tip 233, add black
  • hair.
  • If desired, use black frosting to pipe the collar of a suit jacket
  • outline. Fill in the center with black. Yield: Varied.