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Farm Friend Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

These chick and pig cupcakes just can't get more adorable. Young children especially are taken with them! —Colleen Palmer, Epping, New Hampshire
Farm Friend Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • Pink and yellow paste food coloring
  • M&M's miniature baking bits
  • Assorted candies (White buttermints, pink mint candy lozenges and Good & Plenty candies)

Directions

  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Fill 24 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 21-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  2. For pigs, tint 1 can of frosting pink; frost 12 cupcakes. Attach baking bits and dessert mints for eyes, pink candy lozenges for snouts, baking bits for nostrils and Good & Plenty candies for ears.
  3. For chicks, tint 2-1/2 cups frosting yellow; transfer to a pastry bag. Insert #17 star tip; pipe frosting onto 11 cupcakes. Pipe on feathers. Attach baking bits and dessert mints for eyes and candy corn for beaks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 357 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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