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Jungle Gems Cupcakes

Get the wildlife started at your next party with these jungle-inspired cupcakes. Lifelike toppers add the perfect finishing touches.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Tint white Candy Melts® with Primary and Garden Candy Colors. Mold candy faces in Melting Plate cavities. Unmold on waxed paper and decorate features using melted candy in cut parchment bag; attach to 4 in. lollipop sticks.

Step 2

For trees, pipe a circle of tip 67 leaves in royal icing on large waxed paper-covered flower formers; let dry. Attach leaves to pretzel rod with icing and pipe more leaves on underside.

Step 3

Bake and cool cupcakes. Remove baking cup from cupcakes; turn upside down and cover with melted candy; let set, then repeat (1 pk. Candy Melts® will double-coat 4-5 cupcakes). Pipe candy lines on sides using cut bag; let set.

Step 4

Cover tops with tip 352 leaves in buttercream. Insert trees and face pops. Position cupcakes on Standard Cupcakes 'N More Dessert Stand.