Kai-lan Cupcakes

Kai-lan Cupcakes

With a few tricks, you can transform ordinary frosting into the face of your preschooler's favorite pal, Kai-lan.

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Kai-lan 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. 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dark chocolate frosting
  • Black, brown, yellow food coloring
  • 1 can (16 os.) vanilla frosting
  • 12 unfrosted cupcakes in your childs favorite flavor
  • 6 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
  • 12 mini chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
  • 24 thin pretzel sticks
  • 28 large pink flower decorating sprinkles (like Wilton)

Supplies

  • 4 plastic resealable bags

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Tint the dark chocolate frosting black using black food coloring. Tint 4 tablespoons of the vanilla frosting light brown using the brown food coloring. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the vanilla frosting into a resealable bag. Spoon the black and light brown frosting into separate resealable bags. Tint the remaining vanilla frosting a very pale yellow using the yellow food coloring.

  2. Step 2

    Open the regular and mini cream-filled cookies. Remove the cream and discard. Use a small serrated knife to cut the larger cookies in half to make semi circles for the hair.

  3. Step 3

    Spread some of the yellow frosting on top of the cupcakes and make smooth. Spoon the remaining yellow frosting into a resealable bag.

  4. Step 4

    Insert two pretzel sticks, one on either top edge of each cupcake as support for the hair. Snip a small corner from the bag with the yellow frosting and pipe a small dot on the pretzel stick. Add the cut chocolate cookie, cut side against the cupcake as the hair. Add the mini cookies on either side of the cupcakes as the ears.

  5. Step 5

    Snip a small corner from the bags with the white and light brown frostings. Snip a very small corner from the bag with the black frosting. Pipe white ovals for the eyes. Pipe light brown centers and then black pupils. Pipe the mouth, nose, eyelashes, and eyebrows with the black frosting. Snip a larger corner from the bag and pipe the hair over the cookie and top of the cupcake. Arrange two pink flower sprinkles on top of the hair. Break the remaining two pink sprinkles into smaller pieces and add as the tongue.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 493
  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Total Carbs: 75g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 62g
  • Protein: 3g
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