Mice Cupcakes Recipe
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Mice Cupcakes Recipe

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“During a visit several years ago, we let our 3-year-old grandson, Robert, help trim some two dozen of these Mice Cupcakes I was making for a party. It was quite a project…but he enjoyed every minute!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • 48 vanilla wafers
  • Red Hots, red gumdrops and red shoestring licorice


  1. Prepare cake batter and bake according to package directions for cupcakes, using foil- or paper-lined muffin tins. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. Frost cupcakes generously with vanilla frosting. For ears, position two vanilla wafers on each cupcake. Add Red Hots for eyes and gumdrops for noses. Insert short pieces of licorice for whiskers and longer pieces for tails. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Mice Cupcakes in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p14

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 243688
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"These cupcakes were the hit at a themed outdoor birthday party! Made to be served along side owl cupcakes featured on Taste of Hone as well. As with the owl cupcakes, I baked cupcakes day before and assembled before the party. As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home I enjoy recipe ideas that provide easy step-by-step directions for adorable treats!"

mcbryde User ID: 3425478 95979
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"I made these with my son to take to school. They were easy to make and just as cute at the picture. Everyone loved them!"

nsmac7 User ID: 5184444 206024
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"These are easy to bake and fun to decorate. The cupcakes received many compliments for both presentation and taste."

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 146941
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2009

"Made these for my son's first grade Valentine's party. I used mini M&M's for eyes instead of red hots; kids can be finicky about those at that age. Keep the cupcakes cold so the ears don't fall off."

jetts691 User ID: 2080898 58219
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2008

"They where fun to make."

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