Rating: 3.5 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 36 Ratings

Made with just three ingredients, these shimmery three-bite cakes are anything but complicated. We do have a few quick tips, however, so yours turn out just as pretty as the picture. First, if you’re icing your own cupcakes, make sure you really heap a big dollop of frosting on top of each. Your goal is to create a domed top that’s as round as possible—like a pumpkin. Second, dip each cupcake in sanding sugar as soon as you’ve frosted it. This way, the frosting won’t have time to form a skin and the sugar will adhere better. Gently pat each cupcake with your hand after you’ve dipped it to make sure the sticks.

Sue Li


Credit: Levi Brown

Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
Serves 1


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the sugar in a small bowl. Dip the cupcake in the sugar to coat. Top with the licorice to make the stem.


Nutrition Facts

499 calories; fat 23g; saturated fat 14g; cholesterol 96mg; sodium 281mg; protein 5g; carbohydrates 69g; sugars 54g; iron 1mg; calcium 57mg.