Ho Ho No Cupcakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 cupcakes
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Ingredients

3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

6 prepared cupcakes in black cupcake liners, unfrosted

3/4 cup white frosting

3 tablespoons desiccated coconut

12 red licorice candies with a white center, about 1-inch long

6 mini marshmallows, halved

6 chocolate licorice, halved

Directions

Special equipment:
12 toothpicks
  1. Mix together the powdered sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons water in a small bowl until thick and smooth. Pour the icing into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe 3 parallel horizontal lines an inch apart around the cupcake liners. Pipe vertical lines an inch apart from each other to create a brick pattern (this will be the "chimney"). Let set completely on a serving platter.
  2. Transfer the white frosting to a pipping bag fitted with a medium round tip and pipe onto the top of each cupcake. Dust with desiccated coconut.
  3. Skewer the red licorice candies with a toothpick, leaving 1/2 inch of the toothpick exposed on one end. On the exposed end, skewer a halved marshmallow, then a halved chocolate licorice to make the legs. Repeat with the remaining marshmallows and chocolate licorice. Place 2 legs onto each cupcake.
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