Skeleton Cupcakes

Source:  Woman’s Day – By Frank P

Who could resist a cute cupcake with a skeletal frame comprised of a marshmallow skull and yogurt mini pretzel ribs supported by a lollipop stick? Whip up a batch of these bony characters with your favorite cake mix and canned frosting.

Photo – Kate Sears

Serves: 18

Total Time: 1 hr 30 min

Prep Time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • 1 box(es) (18.25 oz) white cake mix
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • cup(s) canola oil
  • 2 can(s) (16 oz each) vanilla frosting

Decoration

  • 18 marshmallows
  • 4-in. lollipop sticks
  • Black food color
  • Decorating pen
  • Black writing gel
  • 72 yogurt-covered mini-pretzels

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 18 regular size muffin cups with white liners.
  2. Beat cake mix, egg whites, milk and oil in large bowl with mixer on low speed 1 minute until blended; increase speed to medium and continue to beat 2 minutes or until batter is smooth. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2⁄3 full.
  3. Bake 20 to 22 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes before removing cupcakes to rack to cool completely. Frost cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
  4. To decorate: Slightly flatten marshmallows with palm of your hand. Insert a lollipop stick into each marshmallow. With the black decorating pen, using photo as a guide, draw the skeleton mouth along the bottom of each marshmallow. Draw 2 nostrils above the middle of the mouth, as shown. Make the eyes with dabs of the black writing gel.
  5. For each skeleton, carefully thread the stick end of the marshmallow head through the small hole of a pretzel, slowly twisting the pretzel from side to side as you push it up toward the head, stopping about 1⁄2 in. below the head. Secure the pretzel in position with a dab of frosting. Add 2 more pretzels, lining them up, to resemble the rib cage, securing with dabs of frosting. Stick the skeleton into the top of a cupcake. To make the arms, carefully cut a pretzel in half with a serrated knife and attach to
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1 Comment

Filed under Halloween, Skelton Cupcakes

One response to “Skeleton Cupcakes

  1. Oh my goodness, super adorable!

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