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Mouse Cupcakes

You need candy and two types of frosting -- chocolate and Swiss meringue buttercream -- to bring these adorable desserts to life.

mouse cupcake

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009



  • Pastry bag
  • Small plain round pastry tip


  1. Frost tops of cupcakes with buttercream. For ears, make 2 small horizontal slits with a paring knife in top of 1 cupcake, just above paper liner, and then insert a wafer halfway into each slit.

  2. For nose, pipe chocolate frosting in an oval shape over lower half of cupcake, and spread smoothly; place a licorice round in the center.

  3. For whiskers, insert 3 licorice laces into frosting on each side of nose. For eyes, place 2 sunflower seeds directly above nose.

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