Frog Cupcakes

Have everyone green with envy at the next bake sale when you present these "toad"ally cute cupcakes!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
box white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
containers creamy white frosting
Green paste or gel food color
48
miniature vanilla wafer cookies
48
red cinnamon candies
Red decorating icing (from 4.25-oz tube)
Large red gumdrops

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  • 2 Reserve 2 tablespoons frosting. Tint remaining frosting with food color to make green; frost cupcakes.
  • 3 For eyes, place 2 cookies near top edge of each cupcake, inserting on end so they stand up. Attach 1 cinnamon candy to each cookie with reserved white frosting. Add dots of white frosting for nostrils.
  • 4 For mouth, pipe on red icing. Slice gumdrops; add slice to each cupcake for tongue. Store loosely covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  • 2 Reserve 2 tablespoons frosting. Tint remaining frosting with food color to make green; frost cupcakes.
  • 3 For eyes, place 2 cookies near top edge of each cupcake, inserting on end so they stand up. Attach 1 cinnamon candy to each cookie with reserved white frosting. Add dots of white frosting for nostrils.
  • 4 For mouth, pipe on red icing. Slice gumdrops; add slice to each cupcake for tongue. Store loosely covered.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If your kids don’t like the cinnamon taste of the red candies, use the red colored mini candy-coated chocolate baking bits from a 12-ounce bag.

For a touch of whimsy, cut small pieces of black gumdrops and place one on each “tongue” to resemble a fly.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.