Hoho Cupcakes

Hoho Cupcakes

Turn a "ho-hum" cupcake into Hoho, your preschooler's favorite little monkey! Just follow these step-by-step instructions.

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Hoho Cupcakes
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 1 hr. 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
  • Red, yellow, and black food coloring
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate frosting
  • 12 unfrosted cupcakes in your favorite flavor
  • 6 mini chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies (like mini Oreos)
  • 4 pink fruit chews (like Starburst)
  • 24 pink round decorating sprinkles (like Wilton)

Supplies

  • 2 plastic resealable bags

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Tint 1 cup of vanilla frosting pale peach with the red and yellow food coloring. Tint the dark chocolate frosting black with the black food coloring. Spoon each color frosting into separate resealable bags.

  2. Step 2

    Flatten the pink fruit chews and cut into 12 separate half-inch heart shapes as the mouth. Open the mini cream-filled cookies. Remove the cream and discard. Use a small serrated knife to cut the cookies in half to make 24 semi circles.

  3. Step 3

    Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the remaining vanilla frosting and make smooth. Add the cut cookies, cut side in, on either side of the cupcakes as the ears. Snip a small corner from the bag with the peach-colored frosting. Pipe the outline of the face and fill in with more peach frosting. Spread to make smooth. Pipe the remaining peach frosting over the cookies to cover. Snip a very small corner from the bag with the black frosting. Pipe mouth, nose, closed eyes, and eyebrows. Add the pink sprinkles as the cheeks. Add the pink candy heart as the mouth.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 325
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Total Carbs: 52g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 44g
  • Protein: 2g
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