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Grabbing All the Goodies Cupcakes


This fondant-hat-wearing, googley-eyed octopus tickles guests? funny bones! Create the cupcake-grasping critter by encircling a candy-shell head shaped in our Sports Ball Pan with eight fondant arms.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1

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Step 1

In advance: Make candy shell for head. Also: Prepare base board. Tape two 16 in. Cake Circles together. Prepare and cover with 24 oz. fondant tinted blue.

Step 2

Finally in advance: Make fondant-covered hat. Tint fondant: 3 oz. green, 3 oz. yellow. Roll out 1/8 in. thick as needed. Cut a 5 x 4 1/2 in. strip of yellow fondant. Brush cone with Piping Gel and wrap fondant around cone. Smooth and trim away excess. For fringe, cut 22 strips, 2 x 3/4 in. wide. Cut slits 1/8 in. wide, 1/2 in. deep, across outer edge. Roll and separate to make a tuft of fringe. Attach to bottom of hat using damp brush. Repeat. For pompom, cut 4 additional strips and repeat as above. Let hat dry on waxed paper-covered board.

Step 3

Bake and cool cupcakes in silicone cups supported by Cookie Sheet. Top with tip 1M icing swirl; sprinkle on confetti. Tint fondant: 16 oz. violet, 1 oz. black; reserve 3 oz. white.

Step 4

For each arm, roll 2 oz. fondant into a 10 in. long, slightly tapered rope; make 8 and position on board. Position candy shell flat side down in center. For features, shape 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. thick eyes, 1/2 in. diameter flattened ball pupils and 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. rope smile. Attach features and hat using melted candy.

Step 5

Position cupcakes. Insert candles.

* Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.
* Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.
* Combine Violet with Rose and a little Black for violet shown.

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Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Lavender Candy Melts® Candy

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Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

16 in. Cake Circles

(2) 16 in. Cake Circles

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Scissors

Scissors

Knife

Knife

Tape

Tape

Warming tray

Warming tray ((optional))

Ruler

Ruler

Here is another quick way to decorate your cupcakes or cakes. It just takes minutes to pipe a fancy iced swirl and add colorful sprinkles.

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