Tools and Materials
Cupcakes (any flavor)
Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Chocolate candy wafers, such as Necco
Small plain round pastry tip
Black licorice rounds
Black licorice laces, cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds
Mouse Cupcake How-To
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.