Top the cupcakes with green frosting to make a grassy field for your critters. Decorate with candy butterflies or ladybugs for a fun summer party dessert.

Source: Parents Magazine

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prep:
1 hr
bake:
19 mins
total:
1 hr 19 mins
Yield:
24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, and bake 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Tint frosting green with food coloring, and frost cupcakes.

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For Butterflies:
  • Stand 6 Froot Loops in a row down center of cupcake for the body. Place 1 Snack 'Ums pop at end for head. Cut 2 marshmallows in half, and sprinkle cut side with pink or yellow sugars. Place on cupcake as wings. Cut 2 red licorice strings 1-1/2 inches long, and insert for antennae. Pipe 2 dots of decorating icing onto head, and attach candy eyes.

For Ladybugs:
  • Roll edge of frosted cupcake in flower sprinkles. For wings, cut 1 red-colored wafer in half, and attach with decorating icing to chocolate-wafer body. Place ladybug in center of cupcake. Pipe small dots of icing onto red wafer, and pipe a circle for the head. Attach candy eyes and a red candy-coated milk-chocolate sprinkle for nose. Cut 2 black-licorice strings 1-1/2 inches long, and insert for antennae.

For Bees:
  • Roll edge of frosted cupcake in flower sprinkles. Place an orange wafer in center of cupcake. Pipe lines of icing onto wafer. Cut a marshmallow in half, and attach for wings. Using the icing, pipe a circle for the head. Attach candy eyes and yellow candy-coated milk-chocolate sprinkle for nose. Cut a 1-inch piece of black licorice, and insert into back of bee for stinger.

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