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Winter Animal Cupcakes

Winter Animal Cupcakes

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is making some fun kid-friendly treats for the holidays.
Ingredients for Winter Animal Cupcakes
  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 ¼ cups Water
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
Ingredients for Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes
  • 1 tub Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 8 silver-dollar-sized Peppermint Patties
  • 32 Junior Mints
Ingredients for Puffin Face Cupcakes
  • 1 tub Vanilla Frosting
  • 8 pieces Candy Corn
  • 16 Chocolate Chips
Ingredients for Reindeer Cupcakes
  • 1 tub Vanilla Frosting
  • 8 Nilla Wafers
  • 16 Pretzels
  • 8 Red Chocolate Candies
  • 16 colored Chocolate Candies


Directions for Winter Animal Cupcakes

1. Heat oven to 350˚. Line cupcake tin with paper cups.
2. Mix cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in large bowl with mixer. Beat for at least 2 minutes.
3. Scoop batter into cupcake cups, 3-4 tbs. each.
4. Bake for 14-19 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
5. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.

Directions for Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes

1. Frost with vanilla frosting.
2. Press peppermint patty into center of frosting and four junior mints around the top as toes.
3. Invert cupcake into bowl of coconut shreds to cover remaining frosting. Dust any errant coconut off chocolate candies
4. Serve.

Directions for Puffin Face Cupcakes

1. Frost with vanilla frosting on the bottom half in shape of a penguin face (heart-like).
2. Press candy corn pointing down as nose, and two upside-down chocolate chips as eyes.
3. Serve.

Directions for Reindeer Cupcakes

1. Use frosting to glue a Nilla Wafer to the bottom edge of a cupcake.
2. Use frosting to glue a red M&M to the cookie (this is Rudolph’s nose).
3. Use frosting to glue two other M&Ms to the cupcake as eyes.
4. Use frosting to glue two pretzels to the top edge of the cupcake as antlers.

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