How to Make Maltese Cupcakes
Must-make Maltese cupcakes are a too-cute addition to any dog lover's birthday party.
What You'll Need
Grab your goodies and follow along as we show you how to make the perfect Maltese cupcake. When you're done, head to the recipe and get started on your own batch!
Head & Snout
Shape one Rice Krispie treat into a ball about the size of a golf ball. Add one dollop of vanilla frosting toward the middle of the cupcake to hold the head in place. Place one half of a marshmallow, cut edge side in a dollop of icing, to act as the snout.
Add the Hair
Fit a piping bag with a #233 grass tip and fill with white frosting. Pipe frosting “hair” over entire cupcake, except the front of marshmallow muzzle.
Shape the Ears
Cut a second Rice Krispie Treat, cutting 2 small triangles as ears. Place at top of the Maltese’s head for ears, one ear at “11 o’clock” and the other at “1 o’clock”.
Cover the Ears
Time to ice the ears! Continue piping with #233 grass tip to cover.
Make the Face
Add small chocolate candies to face for eyes and nose.
Top with a Tongue
Cut a small piece of fruit roll for tongue. Insert tongue piece below nose.
Just like the actual dogs, these cupcakes are just too cute for words.
Video: Maltese Pupcakes
Want more? Get step-by-step instructions for decorating Maltese cupcakes from pupcake creator Chris Arpante.