Inchworm Cupcakes

Line up decorated cupcakes to form this worm dessert. Candy makes the face for the worm.

Inchworm Cupcakes
Yield: 24 cupcakes


  • 1 18 1/4 ounce box cake mix, any flavor
  • 2 12 ounce cans soft whipped white frosting
  • Blue food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Yellow sprinkles
  • 1 banana-shaped Runt
  • 1 sour gumdrop, cut in half
  • 2 brown mini M&M's
  • Black licorice strings
  • Blue sprinkles
  • Blue flat sprinkles
  • Candy-coated licorice pieces

Make It

1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for baking 24 cupcakes.

2. In large bowl, tint frosting to desired color using several drops of green and one or two drops of yellow food coloring. Frost cupcakes.

For head:

3. Roll 2/3 of cupcake edge in yellow sprinkles. Place banana-shaped Runt on for mouth. Secure each brown M&M onto gumdrop half with a dab of frosting. Place on cupcake for eyes. Cut 2 licorice strings 3 inches long, and insert for antennae.

For body:

4. With remaining ingredients, decorate cupcakes.