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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LEAP DAY CUPCAKES

What better way to celebrate leap day, than with cupcakes made to look like one of the great leapers and jumpers of the animal kingdom.
My son, who was helping me decorate, decided to make some alien cupcakes also, by placing one eye in the middle of the cake, and a gel smile - now theres a leap - from frogs to aliens!

LEAP DAY CUPCAKES





1 package of white cake mix
1 can of prepared vanilla frosting
6 drops of green food coloring, or as needed
12 large marshmallows
mini reeses pieces
decorating gel

Bake cupcakes according to the directions on the package. Allow them to cool completely.
Scoop the frosting into a small bowl and mix with green food coloring. Frost the cupcakes.
Cut the marshmallows in half to make two circles. Place on the cupcakes. Squeeze a little gel on the marshmallows, and secure a mini reeses piece on each for the pupil.
Use gel to make noses and mouths on the top of the cupcakes.
Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from All Recipes
allrecipes.com/

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