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Orange You Spiky Recipe

Orange You Spiky Recipe

Don't worry, this cupcake won't hurt a bit. You'll be amazed at what a few chow mein noodles can do when used on this monster cupcake. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes baked in black foil liners
  • 1 can (16 ounces) plus 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • Red and yellow food coloring
  • 12 honey wheat sticks or pretzel sticks
  • 12 mini marshmallows
  • 12 brown M&M’s
  • Chocolate jimmies

Directions

  • 1. 1. Spread the tops of the cupcakes with a small mound of vanilla frosting. Insert chow mein noodles into cupcakes to look like spikes. Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up.
  • 2. 2. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the vanilla frosting into a small resealable bag and set aside.
  • 3. 3. Tint the remaining frosting bright orange with the food coloring and spoon into a glass microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the frosting, stirring frequently, until it is the texture of slightly whipped cream.
  • 4. 4. Holding the foil liner of the slightly frozen cupcake, dip the top of the cupcake up to the liner in the melted frosting to coat. Use a spoon to add more frosting if necessary. Allow the excess frosting to drip off. Invert and transfer to a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  • 5. 5. Insert one end of a wheat stick into the side of a mini marshmallow. Repeat with the remaining marshmallows and wheat sticks. Snip a small corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting. Pipe a dot of frosting on one flat side of a marshmallow. Add a brown candy as the pupil. Add a few chocolate jimmies on the top as eyelashes. Pipe a dot of vanilla frosting on the brown candy as the sparkle in the eyes.
  • 6. 6. Insert two marshmallow eyes on top of a frosted cupcake about 1 in. apart. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes. Yield: 6 cupcakes.

Reviews for Orange You Spiky

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katlaydee3
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"Very cute and easy, but time consuming. My niece made several halloween desserts for a family dinner. The only change here was using the halloween Confetti cake mix and all pretzels instead of the chow mein noodles."

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bakergirl<3
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"I haven't made these yet, but they are soo cute! However, it has been my experience that you should refrigerate cupcakes like this until serving time so the noodles won't be soggy. I've done that when I've put cookies on cupcakes to decorate them and it helped a lot."

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musich4
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Very easy to create"

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p.ballard
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"Fun to look at but difficult to make and takes up lots of time. I tripled my recipe and could have used the same amount of frosting for one batch - way too much frosting suggested to buy. The noodles get soggy so you won't enjoy them, they're just for looks."

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beckihomecki
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"I made these for our big family get together. With 13 kids I thought these would be perfect. I like to make my own frosting, and it didn't seem to cover as nicely as the picture. Very gloppy runny and messy. I also had a hard time getting the eyes to stay on. I don't know if that was a frosting issue as well. If I ever make these again, I think I will have to buy store bought frosting."

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KLefler
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I made these for my son's class party and they were a huge hit. They were pretty easy to make except for the eyelashes. I had to use a pair of tweezers to pick up the jimmies but the kids loved them and I would make them again."

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suemercado
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Easy and turned out perfectly. I dipped the cupcakes in the orange icing, let them set and then dipped them again to thicken the spikes. So cute and a huge hit at out party."

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murphcat
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"These were a hit with my daughter's class. It was much easier to use mini chocolate chips as pupils instead of M&Ms (too heavy). I used a paintbrush with corn syrup to stick the pupils and lashes to the marshmallow, then froze them for a few minutes - this worked great. Also - you want the frosting pretty thin when you dip the cupcakes, so the excess runs off easier and doesn't get gloppy on your cupcake. Use a LOT of chow mein noodles (LONG ones), I wish I would have used more than I did."

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josiezanker
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"So cute! Will definitely be making these again!"

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JBoomsma
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I would recommend freezing the cupcakes longer than 15 minutes. I froze mine for 20 and I still had issues with the chow mein noodles falling out when I dipped the cup cake. I also just used Pretzel M&M's for eyes with a dot of black tinted frosting instead. It gave them a googly eye sort of a look."

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c00kiegirl
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Fun and easy to make - made them in different colors!"

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c00kiegirl
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Use this receipe for a Zooloween Boo event at our Park. It was so easy and fun to make and even more fun seeing the kids' eyes light up for them. Wonderful"

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mom2boys44
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"It was a little tricky to get the frosting on smoothly but my 6 year old had fun helping."

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mommy4life
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I have a 3 and 5 year old and these cupcakes were very easy for them to do. The only part I did was the icing, other than that, my girls did the rest!"

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