This unique cupcake recipe is courtesy of Karen Tack and can be found in her cookbook, "Hello, Cupcake!" To make the drumstick cupcakes, first download and print thebone template.

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Ingredients

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For the Drumsticks
For the Mashed Potatoes
For the Peas and Carrots
For the Chocolate Pudding

Directions

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  • To make the drumsticks: Place the bone template on a baking sheet. Cover with parchment paper; set aside. Place melted chocolate into a resealable plastic bag and snip a 1/8-inch corner from the bag. Following the bone template, pipe an outline onto the parchment paper. Fill the bone in with chocolate and lightly tap pan to smooth top of chocolate. Repeat process 3 times. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes.

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  • Spread vanilla frosting on top of 3 cupcakes, mounding it slightly. Place 1 doughnut hole on top of each cupcake. Spread frosting over the doughnut hole until it is smooth and covered.

  • Place cornflake crumbs in a medium bowl. Gently press frosted cupcakes in crumbs to cover completely. Place cupcakes in a 6-cup disposable aluminum cupcake baking tray.

  • Using a sharp knife, make a small slit in the top of each crumbed doughnut hole. Carefully peel 1 chocolate bone from the parchment paper and insert the pointed end into one of the slits. Repeat with remaining 2 bones and cupcakes.

  • To make the mashed potatoes: Spread vanilla frosting on 1 cupcake, mounding it slightly. Use a small spoon to create a well in the center of the frosting. Place cupcake in aluminum baking tray. Place yellow fruit chew in the well at an angle. Drizzle caramel sauce on top of cupcake so that it fills the well and spills over like gravy.

  • To make the peas and carrots: Color vanilla frosting with green food coloring and spread on top of 1 cupcake. Arrange orange fruit chews and green candies on top of cupcake, pressing them into the frosting. Place cupcake in aluminum baking tray.

  • To make the chocolate pudding: Place chocolate frosting in a resealable plastic bag; press out all the excess air and seal to enclose. Snip a 1/4-inch corner from the bag. Pipe chocolate frosting into a spiral swirl onto the remaining cupcake. Top with sprinkles and place in aluminum baking tray. Serve.

Reviews (5)

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02/02/2009
if i were you, babymomABM, i'd try separating out the green skittles from a bag of regular skittles. or you could use plain M
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11/25/2008
I have wanted to make these for 6 months now and have even bought the Hello Cupcake book (which I LOVE) but I can't find the runt candies or anything green to substitute for them either. Any ideas?!?
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04/14/2008
must we always have to sit through the commercial!!!?? I hate that. Seriously, I need Tivo online too!
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04/11/2008
I guess I need to mention I'm dialup and can't view the video. LOL
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04/11/2008
LOL, You can't seriously leave the pictures off this one. Please!