Tasha Cupcakes

Tasha Cupcakes

Cheerios® can be more than snacks--and floor confetti. Use them to make Tasha's ears. Wondering how to make her head? Beneath the icing is an oblong cookie.

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Tasha Cupcakes
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
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.

Servings: 24

Prep Time: 90 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) vanilla frosting
  • Green, yellow, and brown paste food coloring (such as Wilton)
  • 24 chocolate filled cookies (Milanos®)
  • 24 unfrosted cupcakes
  • 48 mini chocolate chips
  • 48 yellow cereal rings (Fruit Loops® or Cheerios®)
Tip: Check your market for a package of plastic frosting bags. To fill one, fold the top half down, holding the bottom with one hand. With the other hand, and using a large spoon, scoop frosting into it. Unfold the bag. To use the bag, hold at the top and push down using a twisting motion. You may also want to experiment with the star tip by decorating a piece of cardboard.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Tint one can of the vanilla frosting green. Spoon 1 cup of the green frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a small star tip; set it aside. Spoon 1/4 cup of the vanilla frosting into a resealable bag; set it aside. Tint 1/4 cup of the vanilla frosting a brown/yellow with the food colors and spoon into a resealable bag. Tint the remaining vanilla frosting a pale yellow.

  2. Step 2

    Trim 1/4-inch on one short side of the cookie using a serrated knife. Place the cookies on a wire rack placed over a wax-paper-lined sheet pan. Heat the pale-yellow frosting in a microwave-proof measuring cup for five seconds, or until it's the texture of slightly whipped cream. (Do not overheat!) Pour the frosting over the cookies to cover completely. Reheat the excess if necessary. Let the cookies dry for about 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile frost the tops of the cupcakes with the green frosting. Transfer the cookies to the center of each cupcake. Pipe several patches of "grass" with the frosting in the pastry bag with the star tip.

  4. Step 4

    Pipe dots of the vanilla frosting for the eyes and attach the mini chocolate chips, flat-side up. Add a small dot of vanilla frosting onto the chocolate chip. Attach the cereal rings as the ears. Snip a small corner from the bag with the brown/yellow frosting and pipe Tasha's nose, mouth, and eyebrows and lashes. Continue with the remaining cupcakes and ingredients.

Tip: Children will love to help you count out the cookies, cereal rings, and the chocolate chips. Don't forget to save a few for tasting!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 349
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Sodium: 149mg
  • Total Carbs: 51g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 41g
  • Protein: 2g
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