It’ll take minutes to make one of these little menacing critters. Just dip a cupcake in a bowl of dark sanding sugar, stick on gummy red eyes, and—here’s the brilliant part—slice up some Peppermint Patties for wings. Try using a sharp paring knife to cut notches in the chocolate and mint candies. To make sure the wings stay secured, cut little notches in the cupcake and stick in the ends of the halved candy. We think these shady cakes would look pretty displayed on a festive bright orange tablecloth. Bonus points if you festoon some fake cobwebs around them too.
1 vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting
1 tablespoon black or brown coarse sanding or sparkling sugar
1 red Jujube or other gummy candy, halved crosswise
1 1.4-ounce York Peppermint Pattie, halved
Sat fat 16g
How to Make It
Place the sugar in a small bowl. Dip the cupcake in the sugar to coat. Top with the Jujubes pieces to make the eyes.
Cut notches into the cut-edge of the Peppermint Patties to mimic bat wings.
With a sharp knife, make a 1-inch slit on the outside of each eye, inserting the knife towards the center of the cupcake at a 45 degree angle. Insert the corner of a York Peppermint Pattie piece in each slit to make the wings, pressing gently to secure.
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