DNA Cupcakes

These cupcakes combine sweets and science in a way you’ve probably never seen before. If you want to save some time, start with store-bought cupcakes and get straight to the fun stuff! Sponsor content courtesy of Airheads.

Photo By: Aaron Rapoport Photography ©2016, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ready, Set, Create!

In just a few, easy steps you can create this fun (edible!) craft.

Step 1: Cut Strips

Cut one Airheads in half crosswise and cut the halves into quarters lengthwise so there are eight strips.

Step 2: Roll Cylinders

Roll each strip into cylinders between your palms.

Step 3: Make the “Helix”

Form an “x” with two cylinders and press lightly in the center so that they stick together.

Step 4: Add to Cupcake

Place the “x” on top of an iced cupcake.

Step 5: Go Xtreme

For the next step, grab an Airheads Xtremes.

Step 6: Cut Short Strips

Cut the Airheads Xtremes crosswise into small segments.

Step 7: Nucleic Acids

Lay the segments inside the “x” to represent the nucleic acids.

Step 8: Line ‘Em Up

Arrange the cupcakes so that the strands appear to connect.

Step 9: Enjoy

Now you have a one-of-a-kind DNA strand!