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Mice Cupcakes

 Mice Cupcakes
“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!”
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.