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Eerie Eyeball Cupcakes

Eerie Eyeball Cupcakes

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  • Yield: 36 cupcakes
  • Prep 40 mins
  • Start to Finish 40 mins

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 36 mini cupcakes
  • 36 large gumdrops
  • 36 black candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • Black licorice laces
  • Red gel paste food coloring or decorating gel


  1. Beat butter until creamy, about 2 min. Add sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well. Add salt and bet in vanilla extract; stir until smooth. Frost cupcakes.
  2. Cut round slices from gumdrops about 1/8 inch thick and center on frosted cupcakes sugar-side down. Top each gumdrop with a candy-coated chocolate piece. For lashes, cut licorice laces in 1/2-inch pieces on an angle and add to cupcakes. To make bloodshot eyes, dip a toothpick into food coloring and draw squiggly lines through frosting or pipe with decorating gel.

Nutrition Facts

(Eerie Eyeball Cupcakes)

sugar (g) 18, iron (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 8, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 27, Niacin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 4, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 165, vit. A (IU) 146, pro. (g) 1, carb. (g) 24, Thiamin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, sodium (mg) 80, Potassium (mg) 12

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