Caterpillar Cupcakes

Caterpillar Cupcakes

It's a great transformation—from a single cupcake into a big, colorful party treat! So simple, with tops iced in various colors and legs or antennae made from licorice and spice drops.

Each cupcake serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake Cupcakes

Line muffin pan with baking cups. Fill 1/2 full with your favorite cupcake recipe or batter from a mix. Bake according to recipe instructions. Cool completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Decorate Cupcakes

Spatula ice tops of cupcakes with yellow, green, light rose, blue and orange buttercream icing; sprinkle with matching colored sugars. Cut licorice into 3 in. lengths. Insert spice drops into licorice to make feet and antennae; insert into cupcakes. For head cupcake, position white gumball eyes; attach brown M&M® pupils with buttercream. Position red M&M® nose and licorice mouth. (If desired, pupil and mouth can be made with icing.)

Step 3

Step 3: Arrange

Arrange cupcakes on covered cake board or other flat serving piece.

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