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Sharp Character Cupcakes

It?s a snack attack! This trio of boldly-colored cupcakes comes at your Halloween guests with fun features and our Knife Icing Decorations in hand.
Makes: Each Cupcake serves 1
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice smooth with spatula in green, orange or violet buttercream icing. Build up orange and violet cupcakes in center.

Step 2

Make two arms for each cupcake. Tint 1 oz. fondant green, orange or violet. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut lollipop sticks to 1 1/2 in. long. Cut a 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. fondant strip and wrap around stick. For hands, shape a 1/2 in. ball; flatten and cut 1/4 in. slits for fingers. Attach hands to arms using thinned fondant adhesive. Position knife decoration in hand. Fold over fingers and attach with thinned fondant adhesive. Set aside; reserve remaining tinted fondant.

Step 3

Make one mouth for each cupcake. Tint 1 oz. fondant black. Roll out 1/16 in. thick. Use knife to cut a free-form shape, 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. wide for violet and orange cupcakes and 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. wide for green cupcake. Position on cupcake.

Step 4

Make teeth. Roll out white fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use knife to cut small rectangles or triangles. Position on cupcake.

Step 5

For green cupcake, pipe tip 5 dots on top in a darker shade. Flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. For eye, roll 1/2 oz. of white fondant into a ball. Roll out orange fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut a 1 in. circle for iris and attach with damp brush. Roll a 1/4 in. black ball flat; cut a 3/8 in. circle and attach for pupil. Cut a small dot from white fondant for highlight and attach. Outline iris with black FoodWriter; draw vein lines with red FoodWriter. Position eye and insert arms.

Step 6

For orange cupcake, pipe tip 18 pull-out star fur in orange. For eyes, roll two 1/4 in. balls of white fondant. Flatten slightly. Roll two 1/16 in. balls of black fondant for pupils; flatten and attach. Cut thin strips of black fondant and attach for eyebrows. Position eyes and insert arms.

Step 7

For violet cupcake, pipe tip 12 balls on cupcake top in violet buttercream, building up at center. For eyes, roll two 5/8 in. balls of white fondant. Roll two 1/4 in. balls of black fondant for irises; flatten and attach. Cut two small dots of white fondant for highlights and attach. For eyelids, roll out white fondant very thin; cut a 1/2 in. circle, then cut in half. Attach one half for one eyelid. Position eyes and insert arms.

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Sharp Character Cupcakes is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the orange little guy on the spur of the moment one night for a 4 year old pre-school group. Not having much time to make them, I bought Wilton's Sugar Sheets (Edible Decorating Paper) in black and white and Wilton's Candy Eyeballs. I cut the mouth and eyebrows out in black and cut small triangles for the teeth in white. I then attached the teeth to the black mouth with just a small paint brush and a very small amount of water. I iced the cupcakes in orange with #18 tip to look like fur. I put the mouth on first, then eyeballs and eyebrows. I then went back over top of the eyebrows and pulled out a few longer strands of orange "hair" with the same #18 tip. Didn't have time to make the hands but they were just as cute without them!!! Even though it took me a long time to make them being a novice, having the sugar sheets and ready made eyeballs saved a lot of time. This was my first time decorating cupcakes and I had a ball doing it. I am planning to make more tomorrow. Maybe this time I'll try making the hands!!
Date published: 2011-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOOOOOOO Cute and easy to do! I Love These Guys!!!
Date published: 2011-09-24
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