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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wild Creature Cakes







Enjoy colorful creature treats with the faces of your favorite animals! 

Baking time: 22 min.
Decoration time: 55 min.
Difficulty: Moderate

What you'll need:


1 bag SNICKERS Brand FUN SIZE Bars
1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
2 (16-ounce) cans vanilla frosting
1 (16-ounce) can chocolate frosting
Green and yellow food coloring
2 12-cup muffin tins
Plastic freezer storage bag (for Crocodile Cupcakes)
Chocolate sprinkles (for Monkey Cupcakes)
Optional candies for decorating:
1 bag STARBURST Brand Fruit Chews
1 bag M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
1 bag M&M'S Brand MINIS Milk Chocolate Candies
1 bag M&M'S Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
1 bag TWIX Brand Caramel Cookie Bars FUN SIZE
1 bag MILKY WAY Brand Miniatures


What to do:

1. Combine cake mix with eggs, buttermilk and oil. Fold 2 cups chopped SNICKERS Brand FUN SIZE Bars into the batter before dividing it between 24 cupcake paper-lined muffin tins. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until golden; approximately 18 to 22 minutes. Cool completely.

2. Decide which animals to make and decorate according to the following directions.

Crocodile Cupcakes:

Spoon 1/2 cup vanilla frosting into plastic freezer storage bag and snip off the corner. Tint remaining frosting green.

Spread a layer of green frosting over cupcakes. Place TWIX Brand Caramel Cookie Bars FUN SIZE on top, allowing half of the candy to hang over the side (for the snout). Cover TWIX Brand Caramel Cookie Bars FUN SIZE with green frosting.

Pipe white frosting teeth around bottom edge of the snout. Add M&M'S Brand Candies according to photograph.

Giraffe Cupcakes:

Spread a layer of yellow frosting over cupcakes. Place TWIX Brand Caramel Cookie Bars FUN SIZE on top allowing half of the candy to hang over the side (for the snout). Cover TWIX Brand Caramel Cookie Bars FUN SIZE with yellow frosting.

Pipe chocolate spots randomly over the top. Using photo, add assorted M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for detail.

Panda Bear Cupcakes:

Spread tops of cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Using the photo as your guide, press two MILKY WAY Brand Miniatures on the top edge for ears.

Pipe chocolate frosting spots for eyes and mouth, then decorate with M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies.

Lion Cupcakes:

Spread tops of cupcakes with yellow-tinted frosting.

Arrange yellow, red and orange M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies around side of cupcake for the mane. Follow photo as guide to placement of cheeks, nose and eyes.

Turtle Cupcakes:

Spread top of cupcakes with green-tinted frosting. Using photo as a guide, arrange MILKY WAY Brand

Miniatures for the head.
Place M&M'S Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies for feet and M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for the turtle's shell.

Monkey Cupcakes:

Spread tops of cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Flatten one yellow STARBURST Brand Fruit Chews and trim into a 2-inch oval, placing it on the cupcake as the mouth.

Roll edge of cupcakes in chocolate sprinkles. Arrange M&M'S Brand Milk Chocolate Candies as detail according to photo.

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Source: M&M's

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