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Lion and Lamb Cupcakes

 Lion and Lamb Cupcakes
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but in the meantime, there are adorable cupcakes to be made! These sweet treats are delicious any time of year--and offer an easy project that kids can help to create. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Orange, blue and pink paste food coloring
  • Assorted decorations: snack-size Mounds candy bars, jelly beans, flaked coconut, chocolate jimmies and Pull-n-Peel licorice


  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for
  • cupcakes; cool completely. Tint desired amounts of frosting orange,
  • blue and pink.
  • For lambs, frost cupcakes white and attach a Mounds candy bar for
  • face. Pipe additional frosting over top of candy bar for tuft of
  • hair between the ears. Attach jelly beans for ears, sprinkle body
  • with coconut and pipe frosting for eyes and nose.
  • For lions, frost cupcakes with orange frosting. Sprinkle edges with
  • jimmies and attach pieces of licorice for mane. Attach jelly beans
  • for ears. Pipe faces with frosting. Yield: 2 dozen.