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Goal-Oriented Kids Cupcakes

Everyone will have a ball with this pleasing treat. Thanks to the ease of Cupcake Toppers, you can make a cupcake, pipe a body and insert the ready-made head topper of your choice.


Difficulty: Somewhat Difficult


Step 1

Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice smooth with green buttercream icing.

Step 2

Figure pipe bodies on cupcakes. Use red icing and tip 1A to pipe shorts starting at a 90° angle to form base. Then turn tip to a 45° angle to pipe the shorts legs (smooth both with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 3

Use tip 1A and *yellow icing to make shirt. Pipe a mound of icing at a 90°angle to shorts, about 1 in. high (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 4

Use tip 10 and yellow icing to pipe sleeves.

Step 5

Use tip 10 and copper icing to pipe legs. Add tip 10 black icing shoes.

Step 6

To make soccer ball, roll a 3/4 in. round ball of white fondant. Use black FoodWriter to mark pattern on ball. Attach ball to laps with icing.

Step 7

Use tip 10 and copper icing to pipe arms and hands. Cut finger indentations with small knife. Insert heads into bodies.

Step 8

Use tip 233 and green buttercream icing to add pull-out grass.