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Cheerful Cheerleaders Cupcakes

Rah, rah! The team will flip over cupcakes decorated as happy cheerleaders or colorful mini cupcake pompoms. Personalize the pennants with the names of your guests.


Difficulty: Difficult


Step 1

Bake cupcakes in Standard White Baking Cups and Mini White Baking Cups and cool completely on Cooling Grid.

Step 2

Prepare Buttercream Icing recipe. Reserve some white. Tint remaining icing with small amounts of Copper, Golden Yellow, Red-Red, Brown, Rose and Black Icing Colors. Ice standard cheerleader cupcakes smooth with copper using Spatula.

Step 3

On cheerleaders, using tip 4, outline and pipe in mouth in brown. Add tip 4 dot nose in copper and cheeks in rose (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 2 outline eyes in black. Add tip 2 pull out eyelashes in black and hair in brown, black or yellow.

Step 4

Cover tops of mini cupcake pompoms with tip 233 pull-out strings, decorating random patches of red and white.

Step 5

For pennants, cut triangles from colored paper. Write name or message with marker. Tape pennants to lollipop sticks.

Step 6

Position pennants on cheerleader cupcakes. Pipe a tip 4 ball of copper icing over stick to secure pennant.