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Tombstone Cupcakes

 Tombstone Cupcakes
A cake mix speeds up the prep of these fun little cakes. Chow mein noodles are the "fingers" that reach out from the cupcake grave.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 Milano cookies
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 24 orange gumdrops
  • 3 green gumdrops, cut into small pieces

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for
  • cupcakes; cool completely.
  • For tombstones, in the microwave, melt chocolate chips. Pipe "RIP"
  • onto cookies; place on waxed paper to dry.
  • Frost cupcakes; sprinkle with chocolate wafer crumbs. Carefully
  • insert tombstones into cupcakes. Arrange chow mein noodles to
  • resemble fingers. Use gumdrops to make pumpkins; place in front of
  • tombstones. Yield: 2 dozen.