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
Source: Martha Stewart Cupcakes, June 2009
- 2 dozen cupcakes
- Swiss Meringue Buttercream
- Orange round candy sprinkles
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.
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.