Whip up a batch of creepy-crawly cupcakes for Halloween. Use the gummy candies described in these directions or choose your favorite spooky candies to put on top of your cupcakes. Adult supervision required.
What You'll Need:
2 Cups or One Large Can of Cake Frosting
Bounty Paper Towels
1 Cup Shredded Coconut
1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
Medium-Sized Mixing Bowl
Black Food Coloring
24 Gummy Worms
24 Gummy Insects or Spiders
Scoop about three tablespoons of frosting out and put it in the small dish to save for sticking the creepy-crawlies on the cupcakes.
Scoop out about two tablespoons of frosting and use the butter knife's flat edge to spread a thick layer of frosting on each cupcake.
Pour the coconut and sugar in the mixing bowl. Add three or four drops of black food coloring to the coconut and sugar. Use the spoon to thoroughly mix the food coloring through the coconut. If you want your coconut darker, add a couple more drops of food coloring and mix it in.
Hold the cupcakes over the bowl, one at a time, and use the spoon to scoop up coconut and sprinkle it in the frosting to cover the top of the cupcake.
Use the butter knife's tip to scoop a tiny glob of frosting out of the small dish. Choose a gummy insect and put the frosting on the back of the insect. Stick the insect right in the center of a cupcake, then repeat with the rest of the insects and cupcakes.
Pick up one of the gummy worms, hold it about one inch from the end, and stick the end straight down into the cupcake's top, about half an inch from the insect. Wrap the worm loosely around the insect and put a drop or two of frosting on the worm's underside to stick it to the top of the cupcake. Add the rest of the worms to rest of your creepy-crawly cupcakes. Clean up with Bounty paper towels.