Our adorable hedgehogs have buttercream "hair," almond "spikes," jellybean "noses," and chocolate-covered sunflower seed "eyes."
Photography: Raymond Hom
Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009
- Cupcakes (any flavor)
- Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcake Decorating
- Unblanched almond slices
- Black jelly beans
- Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds
- Pastry bag
- Small multi-opening tip
Frost tops of cupcakes with a thin layer of buttercream. Fit pastry bag with small multi-opening tip, and fill with buttercream. Pipe "hair" all over the top of each cupcake, placing the tip on the frosting, squeezing gently, and pulling bag upward. Insert almonds around perimeter of each cupcake, into the sides of frosting to create spikes. Use jelly bean for nose and sunflower seeds for eyes on top of each. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.