Baby Animal Cupcakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes. (12 chickies and 12 bunnies)
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1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix

1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting

Red and yellow food coloring 

For decorations:

1 cup STARBURST® Brand Jellybeans

1/2 cup M&M'S® Brand Minis Chocolate Candies

12 pieces STARBURST® Fruit Chews

12 Large marshmallows

Pink sugar crystals

Chocolate sprinkles


Special equipment:
2 12-cup cupcake tins 24 paper cupcake liners
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the muffin cups with the paper cupcake liners. Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions, divide the batter between the cups. Bake for 21-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  2. 2. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. To decorate, use the photo as a guide: For Bunny
  3. 3. Tint vanilla frosting light pink and frost the top of the cupcake.
  4. 4. Cut a marshmallow in half crosswise and squeeze the sides to make ears. Dip the sticky cut edges in pink sugar crystals and attach as the ears.
  5. 5. Cut a STARBURST® Fruit Chew diagonally and arrange as the bow tie.
  6. 6. Use M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies for the eyes and button, a STARBURST® Brand Jellybean for the nose, and chocolate sprinkles for the whiskers. For Chickie
  7. 7. Tint vanilla frosting a pale yellow and frost the top of the cupcake.
  8. 8. Use STARBURST® Brand Jellybeans for the rooster comb and beak and M&M'S® Brand Minis Chocolate Candies for the eyes.