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scarecrow cupcakes

scarecrow  cupcakes

These festive Scarecrow Cupcakes from Bright Ideas are simple to put together. Just start with vanilla cupcakes and frosting and add cookies and candy for the hat and M&M’s for the eyes. I thought the shredded wheat looked perfect as the hair and then just add a brown icing mouth and they’re done!

Scarecrow Cupcakes

1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
1 tube brown decorator’s icing
24 pieces graham crackers
24 pieces TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis, unwrapped
4 shredded wheat biscuits
½ cup M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies
24 paper cupcake liners
2 regular size cupcake pans

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the cupcake pans with the paper cupcake liners.

2. Prepare yellow cake mix according to the package instructions. Fill each cup with 2/3 cup of batter. Bake for 18-21 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

3. Tint the vanilla frosting beige by blending it with a tablespoon of brown decorator’s icing. Spread the beige frosting on top of a cupcake.

4. To decorate the cupcakes, use the photograph as a guide.

Hats:
• Place a graham cracker half at the top of each cupcake, and top with TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis to resemble the rim on the hat.

Hair & Neck:
• Arrange strands of shredded wheat under the hat and around the neck.

Face:
• Use M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies for the eyes and nose. Create the mouth with the remaining brown decorator’s frosting.

Tip: Consider using cut licorice laces or shredded coconut instead of shredded wheat biscuits for the “hair”.