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Picnic Pal Cupcakes

No ant can resist these multi-colored cupcakes, and neither will your picnic guests. Use the Wilton Two-Tone Cupcake Set to create the layers of bright green and red.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Make ants one day in advance. For each treat, knead 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex into 6 oz. fondant. Tint black.

Roll three fondant balls, each 1/2 in. dia. Flatten slightly and shape to form body sections. Use brush and piping gel to attach sections.

For legs, roll three logs, each 1/16 in. dia. x 1 in. long. Use brush and piping get to attach legs to body. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted cake board.

Step 2

Make cupcakes. Prepare white batter following recipe directions. Tint 1/3 batter red and 2/3 batter green. Gently stir mini chocolate chips into red batter.

Place two-tone insert in baking cup-lined muffin pan. Use a cut disposable decorating bag to fill center ring of insert 2/3 full with red batter. Use a cut disposable decorating bag to fill outer ring of insert 2/3 full with green batter.

Remove insert and repeat until all cavities are filled. Remove insert. Bake and cool.

Step 3

Decorate cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint green. Use spatula to ice tops of cupcakes smooth. Position ant.