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Candy Butterfly Cupcakes

Candy Butterfly Cupcakes

Photo: David Malosh; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


Yields 12 cupcakes

Make adorable butterfly cupcakes by adding simple candy pieces to your favorite frosted cupcakes.


  • The Batter
  • Store-bought vanilla frosting
  • Colorful licorice laces
  • Jelly fruit slices
  • Sour gummy worms

Nutrition Information

  • calories 176
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • sodium 97 mg

How to Make It

  1. Top cupcakes with vanilla frosting.

    Spring Blossoms
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Karen Tack
  2. Cut 1-inch pieces from licorice laces to make antennae.

  3. Add 2 jelly fruit slices for wings.

  4. Use a sour gummy worm for the body.

Cook's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per cupcake (cake only).