Sugar Mummy Cupcakes

DSC_1679x900Have you all been to the Halloween aisles at Target? Oh. My. GOD. Each and every year they out-do themselves with cuteness. I gravitate toward the baking goodies (obviously). This year they are stocking these adorable little cupcake toppers made by Wilton. There are sugar mummies, sugar skulls, sugar pumpkins, etc. I bought them all and will be featuring cupcakes decorated with them this week.

I’m not being paid by Target or Wilton for these posts. I just love Target 100% of the time and Wilton most of the time… especially when they are on-point with their seasonal goodies.

Sugar Mummy Cupcakes
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You will need:
1 batch of cupcakes (I made vanilla cupcakes from a box mix; any brand/flavor would work — or go homemade!)
1 batch of buttercream icing (I used the white buttercream recipe listed here)
Cupcake liners (I used green but any color would work)
Orange and yellow food coloring
A disposable pastry bag
A large French pastry tip (like this one)
2 boxes of Wilton’s sugar mummys (part of Target’s 2014 Halloween seasonal items)

1. Bake cupcakes according to box directions; allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
2. Divide your batch of buttercream icing in half. Dye one half orange, the other half yellow.
3. Fit your disposable pastry bag with the large French tip. Spread orange icing on the inside of half of the pastry bag, and yellow icing on the other half. This is how the two icing colors will swirl together. If you need a visual, please visit Sally’s lovely tutorial.
4. Frost the cupcakes with the swirled icing. Top with a sugar mummy and enjoy!

Makes 20-24 cupcakes.

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