Skeleton Cupcakes

Photo: Mark Thomas
Stop the presses! These too-cute cupcakes are a must-bake for your Halloween party. There's room for creativity on these delicious desserts, so make the faces fun or scary--your choice.

Yield:

10 Servings

Nutritional Information

Calories 572
Fat 27 g
Satfat 10 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 81 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Sodium 364 mg

Ingredients

1 stick (1/4 lb.) unsalted butter
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
20 brown M&M's
1 long strand black licorice
25 white mini jellybeans
1 (9 oz.) box chocolate wafers

Preparation

Beat together butter and shortening for 2 minutes. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla and salt; beat for 1 minute. Mound 1/4 cup frosting in center of top of each larger cupcake.

For faces, add M&M's, pieces of licorice and halved jellybeans (see photo).

For hats, dab frosting on mini cupcakes, invert and stick to chocolate wafers. Put one on each icing mound.

Note:

October 2006