Mouse Cupcake

Tools and Materials
Cupcakes (any flavor)
Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Chocolate candy wafers, such as Necco
Pastry bag
Small plain round pastry tip
Chocolate Frosting
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.


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