Halloween Cupcake Trio

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Halloween Cupcake Trio
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  1. Cupcakes
  2. 1
  3. container (16 oz) vanilla frosting
  4. 1/4
  5. teaspoon orange concentrated paste food color
  6. 24
  7. unfrosted cupcakes (purchased or baked from a mix)
  8. Spider Webs
  9. 1
  10. tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
  11. 8
  12. clean plastic spider finger rings
  13. Eyeballs
  14. 2
  15. tablespoons vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
  16. 8
  17. candy-coated chocolate pieces
  18. 1
  19. tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
  20. 1
  21. tube (0.68 oz) red decorating gel (not food color)
  22. Graves
  23. 1
  24. tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel (not food color)
  25. 8
  26. oval creme-filled peanut butter sandwich cookies
  27. 1/4
  28. cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  29. 8
  30. candy pumpkins
  1. 1 Place 3 tablespoons of the frosting in small bowl; set aside. Stir orange food color into remaining frosting in container until well blended and no streaks remain. Frost cupcakes.
  2. 2 To make Spider Web Cupcakes, use black decorating gel to draw spiral covering on top of each frosted cupcake. Drag toothpick through spiral from center out, creating a web. Press 1 spider ring onto each "web."
  3. 3 To make Eyeball Cupcakes, drop 1/2 teaspoon vanilla frosting from small bowl onto each frosted cupcake. Lightly press 1 candy-coated chocolate piece in center of each. Use black decorating gel for pupil and red decorating gel to draw red squiggly veins radiating around edge of white frosting.
  4. 4 To make Grave Cupcakes, write "epitaphs" on one end of each cookie using black decorating gel. Press cookies into cupcakes to form "gravestones." Sprinkle cookie crumbs around each "gravestone"; add candy pumpkin to one side.
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