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Slam Dunk Cupcakes

Root for your favorite team with our easy-to-decorate cupcakes. Colorful sprinkles are used to simulate the bumpy texture of basketballs, on top of which the "seams" are drawn with licorice laces.

  • yield: Makes 24

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Ingredients

Cook's Note

Once decorated, cupcakes can be stored up to one day at room temperature in airtight containers.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place orange round candy sprinkles (nonpareils) in a small bowl. Using an offset spatula, spread a smooth layer of untinted buttercream over each cupcake. Dip each frosted cupcake in sprinkles, rolling it around to coat completely.

  2. Step 2

    Cut 96 lengths (each about 3 inches) from licorice laces. Arrange three laces parallel to each other on each cupcake, one straight across the middle and the outer laces curved toward the edge. Lay a fourth piece in crosswise fashion over the other laces. Gently press licorice into frosting to adhere. Refrigerate 30 minutes to allow frosting to set.

Source
Martha Stewart Cupcakes, June 2009

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Reviews (2)

  • James Trachier 15 Apr, 2013

    These cupcakes would be great for sports fans! Ashlea's Cakes ( www.ashleascakes.com ) does custom bakery, I'm going to order something like this!

  • Apples10 15 Oct, 2012

    Looks yummy!