Kai-lan Dinosaur Cupcakes

Kai-lan Dinosaur Cupcakes

Kai-lan is one decked out dinosaur for Halloween! A bit of food coloring, frosting & a big imagination is all it takes to make this a party time staple.

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Kai-lan Dinosaur 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 Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 min.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
  • Yellow, brown, purple and black food coloring
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate frosting
  • 2 chocolate taffy rolls (Tootsie rolls)
  • 3 white fruit chews (Tootsie rolls)
  • 12 unfrosted cupcakes, any flavor

Supplies

  • Small plastic resealable bags

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Spoon 3 tablespoons of vanilla frosting into a plastic resealable bag. Divide the remaining vanilla in half. Tint one part beige by combining the yellow and brown food coloring. Tint the other part light purple by adding the purple food coloring to the vanilla frosting. Spoon into a plastic resealable bag. Tint the chocolate frosting black with the black food coloring. Spoon into a separate resealable bag. Seal all of the bags.

  2. Step 2

    Cut the chocolate taffy rolls into 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a flat 1/4-inch oval for the eyes. Cut the white fruit chews into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a cone shape for the horn on Kai-lanís costume (use the photo as a guide). Place candies on a sheet of wax paper until ready to use.

  3. Step 3

    Spread a thin layer of the beige frosting on top of the cupcakes and make smooth. Snip a small corner from the bag containing the purple frosting. Pipe a line across the top third of the cupcake. Pipe lines of frosting down each side of the cupcake. Fill in the top third with more purple frosting and spread to make smooth.

  4. Step 4

    Snip a very small corner from the bags with the white and black frosting. Pipe the eyes on top with the vanilla frosting. Add the chocolate taffy roll ovals. Pipe the hair, eyebrows, lashes, pupils, nose and mouth with the black frosting. Pipe a dot of vanilla frosting as the sparkle in the eyes. Continue with the remaining cupcakes and frosting.

  5. Step 5

    Add the white fruit chew cone as the horn on top of the cupcake.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 294
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Sodium: 99mg
  • Total Carbs: 47g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 42g
  • Protein: 1g
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