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Batty Bats

Can you believe the perky ears on our bat cupcakes is really chewing gum? You will get the best results when cutting the fudge-stripe cookies if you use a gentle sawing motion.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Blue paste food coloring
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • Gum balls
  • Sticks Winterfresh gum
  • Fudge-striped cookies
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Pastry tip—round tip # 3
  • Candy corn


  • Tint vanilla frosting bright blue; frost cupcakes.
  • Add gum ball eyes. Using a clean scissors or small sharp knife, cut sticks of gum into eyebrow shapes. Pinch tops to curve if desired; insert above eyes.
  • For bat wings, with a small serrated knife, cut cookies in half. Add scalloped edges if desired. Insert two cookie halves into each cupcake.
  • Using chocolate frosting and #3 tip, pipe pupils on eyes. For fangs, cut the white part from the candy corn. (Save removed orange sections for another use.) Add two white fangs under each mouth; press down gently.

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  • Roxyfox
    Nov 7, 2012

    Also had a problem with the cookies breaking very easily...

  • christibutler
    Oct 31, 2012

    These turned out SO CUTE. I had to go buy another package of cookies, they kept breaking and were very difficult to deal with. I tinted some of my frosting brownfor the eyes and mouth. I used a white cake mix and tinted it red, so it would be like blood.

  • tape01
    Oct 3, 2011

    it was sooo tasty! my whole family loved it! And my friends had seconds! haha. I would definately make this recipe again.