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Melting Snowmen Cupcakes

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Winter time delights!! Melting Marshmallow Snowmen cupcakes as easy to decorate as they are to bake.

  • Hands-On Time:1 Hour
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings: 12
  • Rating:

Ingredients

  • Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cups Water
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • Jumbo Cupcake/Muffin Pan
  • 12 Jumbo Cupcake Liners
  • 12 Marshmallows
  • 1 Large bowl to mix frosting
  • 3 Small bowls to mix colors for decorating
  • 4 Cups Confectioners Sugar plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Crisco Shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • Food color: orange/black/green (or color of your choice)
  • 3 Decorator Bags, 3 couplers, and 3 #4 tips (SUGGESTION: start with the black and do all of the cupcakes then wash the tip (repeat previous step with each color, save orange for last)

Baking Instructions

  1. Follow the directions on the back of the Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix box for the cupcakes.
  2. While the cupcakes are baking make the frosting.
  3. In large bowl combine the butter and shortening. Mix on low speed until well blended. Add the 2 Tablespoons of milk. Gradually add the confectioners sugar and mix on low speed until smooth.
  4. Frost cupcakes after they are cooled.
  5. Place a small amount of the remaining frosting in 2 of the small bowls.
  6. Place the rest of the frosting in the 3rd bowl.
  7. Add green color to 1 bowl and mix.
  8. Add orange color in the 2nd bowl then slowly add confectioners sugar mix until it is stiff. (NOTE: the orange has to be stiff for the nose to stand out).
  9. In 3rd bowl (bowl with the most frosting) add black color and mix.
  10. Set 1 marshmallow on each cupcake.
  11. Decorate each cupcake:
  12. the black for the eyes, buttons and stick arms
  13. the green for the bow
  14. the orange for the nose

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Tips

Perfect frosting

Perfect frosting

Cool cake in fridge, Use room temperature whipped frosting, mix it in the frosting container before applying to cake, Spread icing on cake, dont worry if any cake can see through, Put the cake in the fridge for 30mins til icing is hard, then take back out, and use the rest of the room temperature icing on the cake, and it will be thicker, and cover easier. Decorate, and fridge again.


Corn On The Cob Decorating Tip

Corn On The Cob Decorating Tip

This perfect BBQ side is easier than it looks. Top your frosted cupcakes with yellow and white jellybeans to create sweet corn on the cob cupcakes. DecoratingTip: Serve cupcakes in threes with corn holders for an even more authentic look.





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