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Lollipop Cupcakes

Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2003

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.

The designs on this page start as Chocolate Cupcakes or Vanilla Cupcakes 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!

Lollipop Flower How-To
In May, the lollipops are in bloom. Mound vanilla icing high, and cover in sprinkles. Snip leaves from taffy tape.

Comments (11)

  • katacali 27 Jan, 2011

    Where do you buy taffy tape?

  • pdianeheath 25 Oct, 2010

    where do you buy taffy tape?

  • bjayemic 8 Jul, 2010

    this was a big hit for my daughter and her friends.

  • JudyAWeeks 3 Mar, 2010

    have been asked to create this for a girls birthday party...seems easy enough, but not alot of direction on the tips to use or techniques for evening out the icing under the sprinkles and such.

  • JudyAWeeks 3 Mar, 2010

    have been asked to create this for a girls birthday party...seems easy enough, but not alot of direction on the tips to use or techniques for evening out the icing under the sprinkles and such.

  • thunderdragon 19 Sep, 2009

    Those cupcakes make small kids' faces shine. They are easy to make and taste delicious.

  • thornellaz 5 Mar, 2008

    "Lollipop" is another word for "sucker." They should be added to the cupcake when cooled and frosted.

  • Tsahai 30 Jan, 2008

    I think she mixed up lollipop with popsicle :)

  • DeesDiner 20 Jan, 2008

    I don't get how a lollipop would melt?! These are adorable and I think they would be cute to make.

  • sahmommie5 17 Jan, 2008

    How would the lollipops melt? Don't you add those after you have frosted them

  • Shaynej 2 Dec, 2007

    It was messy and be sure to put the lollipops in at the last minute or they will melt all over the cakes. I would not make this again.