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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.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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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.

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4 in. Lollipop Sticks

Waxed paper

parchment bag

A variety of leaves will help give your cakes a more realistic garden feel. Add piping gel to your icing to help keep your leaves from breaking.

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Jungle Gems Cupcakes is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These were fun to make but somewhat time consuming. I made 36 of these for one of my nephews birthday party. Plan to start several days ahead on making the animal heads unless you have nothing else to do( ha ha). I did not use the lollipop sticks, this just made everything edible and saved on the added cost for the sticks. If you want to use sticks, try using the small pretzel sticks in place of the paper lollipop sticks. I just stood the heads up in the grass against the pretzel rod tree trunk. Everyone was amazed and could not belive that I had made all of them. These are really cute for any kind of party. The kids loved them. They got cake and candy in one serving which made them happy!!(the adults were happy too!)
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These cupcakes were very easy to make. Be sure to make the trees at least 2-3 days ahead b/c they take time to dry, especially in humid climates. Everyon loved them; they were a big hit w/little effort.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love making theme cupcakes and these where a blast, they cought my eye on the cover of the wilton yearbook, and it was a must do!!!! great idea
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from made these for my best friends birthday. all our friends loved them! they were great!
Date published: 2011-05-15
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