Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2003

Introduction

Happy times with kids call for cheerful cupcakes. Easier to serve than cake, cupcakes require no slicing, no plates, and no forks -- and every child gets her fair share of icing.

This design starts as a Chocolate Cupcake or Vanilla Cupcake iced with Swiss Meringue Buttercream -- perfect for spreading in thin layers or sculpting into thick mounds (and licking from the bowl).

The cupcakes can be baked a week ahead and frozen, but decorate them no more than a day before serving. Set up an assembly line, and put kids in charge of affixing candy eyes, gumdrop cheeks, and other trimmings. Pack the cupcakes in a shallow plastic container, and stuff crumpled waxed paper in between. Then dole them out and watch kids marvel for a second before opening wide!

steps

  1. This snowman wears a fine winter hat: a chocolate-covered mint beret.

  2. His plump figure is two marshmallows -- cut a slice off the top one and squish to make it smaller.

  3. Dabs of icing hold parts together.

  4. His eyes are chocolate sprinkles (poke holes first with a wet toothpick), and his nose is cut from a gummy fish.

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