Use frosting to attach a square shortbread cookie (such as Lorna Doone) flat-side up to a cupcake so that one corner hangs over the edge. Freeze 15 minutes, then spread more frosting on the cookie and cupcake to make a balloon shape. Press 4 small white gum squares (such as Chiclets) on the upper right of the cupcake. Dip in sanding sugar and pat to reshape. For the string, poke a hole in the cupcake with a toothpick and insert a black licorice lace.
Photograph by Ryan Dausch
Recipe from Make It Easy, Cupcake! Fabulously Fun Creations In 4 Simple Step . Copyright © 2018 by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. By arrangement with St. Martin?s Press/Griffin.
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