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Three-mendous Mini Cupcakes


Makes: Each treat serves 1.

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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make candy base. Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. For each treat, tint 1 1/2 oz. melted white candy yellow using yellow candy color from primary candy color set. Place third largest (3 1/4 in.) cutter from circles nesting metal set in non-stick pan. Fill 1/4 in. deep with melted candy. Tap to settle. Chill until firm. Reserve remaining yellow candy.

Step 2

Make legs, arms and eye stalks. Use a knife to cut pretzel sticks for trims: two, 1 in. long, for legs; eight, 2 in. long, for arms and eye stalks.

Tint 1 oz. fondant black. Use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out 1/8 in. thick. For legs, use knife to cut two strips, 3/4 in. wide x 1 in. long. Brush with piping gel and wrap around leg pretzels, trimming as needed.

For arms, cut two fondant strips, 3/4 in. wide x 1 1/4 in. long. Wrap around arm pretzels as above, leaving 3/4 in. at one end uncovered. For eye stalks, cut two strips, 3/4 in. wide x 1 1/2 in. long. Wrap pretzel pieces as above, leaving 1/2 in. at one end uncovered.

For eyes, use yellow marker from bold primary colors FoodWriter edible color markers to color large candy eyeballs yellow.

Step 3

Make feet and hands. Tint 1 oz. fondant kelly green/lemon yellow combination (for green).

For feet, roll two balls, 1/2 in. dia. Shape into flattened ovals, 3/4 in. x 3/8 in.x 1 in. long.

For hands, roll six balls, 3/8 in. dia. Shape into flattened, rounded triangles, 3/4 in. x 3/8 in.x1 in. long. Use knife tip to cut and separate fingers.

Tint 1 oz. melted candy black using black candy color from garden candy color set. Use melted black candy in cut parchment bag to attach candy eyeballs and fondant hands and feet to covered ends of pretzels. Reserve remaining black candy.

Step 4

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool mini cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint orange. Use spatula to ice cup cakes smooth, mounding icing 3/4 in. high.

Step 5

Assemble treats. Attach first cupcake to candy base with reserved melted yellow candy. Stack second cupcake as shown. Trim lollipop stick to 5 in. long; insert through first two cupcakes to base. Use knife tip to poke a hole in the bottom of baking cup for top cupcake; slide onto stick.

Step 6

Attach trims. Insert uncovered ends of arms into cupcake sides. Insert uncovered end of eye stalks into top cupcake, slightly behind arms. Attach feet to baking cup of bottom cupcake using reserved melted black candy.

Step 7

Make tongue. For each treat, tint 1/2 oz. fondant pink using no-taste red. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use pattern and knife to cut out tongue. Use end of brush to indent center line. Use knife tip to score a smile line in icing, 1 in. wide x 1/2 in. deep. Insert straight edge of tongue and curve end down over cupcakes.

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White Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant ((2 1/2 oz. per treat))

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White Candy Melts® Candy

White Candy Melts® Candy ((2 1/2 oz. per treat))

Red (no-taste) Icing Color

Red (no-taste) Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Pretzel Sticks

Pretzel Sticks

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20 in. Fondant Roller Guide Rings ((purple guide rings used))

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Circles Nesting Cookie Cutters ((third largest [3 1/4 in.] used))

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Mini Muffin Pan

Mini Muffin Pan

jewel mini baking cups

jewel mini baking cups ((purple used))

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

6 in. Lollipop Sticks

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