These cute cat cupcakes will have feline aficionados and dog folks purring with excitement. Seriously, look at that face! Begin with your favorite cupcake recipe—chocolate or vanilla—and your favorite icing. Buttercream works well, because the fairly wet consistency helps the sprinkles cling. Dip iced cupcake into a bowl of chocolate sprinkles for the fur. Add two sliced peppermint pattie wedges for the ears. Next up? M&Ms form the eyes and mouth, and trimmed black licorice creates those adorable twitchy whiskers. Delight youngsters with these treats, or get their help decorating to teach them that, yep, cooking and baking really can be fun.
1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
1 vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting
2 wedges from a 1.4-ounce York Peppermint Pattie
2 yellow M&Ms and 1 red M&M
6 1½-inch pieces black shoestring licorice
Sat fat 16g
How to Make It
Place the sprinkles in a small bowl. Dip the cupcake in the sprinkles to coat. Top with the York Peppermint Pattie wedges to make the ears, the yellow M&Ms to make the eyes, the red M&M to make the nose, and the licorice to make the whiskers.