Scarecrow and Spider Cupcakes
Don't be afraid! This is a fun way to frost and decorate cupcakes that the whole family will enjoy.
- 1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick mix
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk or water
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 tub Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla or butter cream ready-to-spread frosting
- 8 fudge-dipped flat-bottom ice cream cones
- Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups strawberry chewy fruit snack rolls
- Shredded whole wheat cereal biscuits, crushed
- Assorted candies, such as candy corn, red string licorice and small gumdrops
- 32 candy eyes
- 1 tub Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy chocolate ready-to-spread frosting
- 48 large black gumdrops
- Black shoestring licorice, cut into 4-inch pieces
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place paper baking cup in each of 16 regular-size
muffin cups, or grease and flour muffin cups.
- Beat Bisquick mix, sugar, milk, shortening, vanilla extract and egg in large
bowl on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed
4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Fill muffin cups about half full.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes
- Immediately remove from pan; cool completely.
- Frost and decorate cupcakes as directed below for Scarecrows and Hairy Spiders.
- Scarecrows: Frost 8 cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
- Decorate each ice-cream cone with bow made with fruit rolls.
- Place ice-cream cone upside down on each cupcake for hat.
- Arrange crushed cereal on cupcakes for hair.
- Use candy corn for nose, red licorice and small gumdrops for mouth and candy
eyes for eyes.
- Hairy Spiders: Frost 8 cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
- Squeeze large black gumdrops, one at a time, through garlic press to form
hair; arrange on cupcakes.
- Insert black licorice pieces into cupcakes for legs.
- Place candy eyes on large black gumdrops for eyes.
High Altitude (3500-6500 feet) Use paper baking cups. Increase milk to 2/3 cup.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
Reprinted with permission from Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.
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