“Team Jacob” Cupcakes
A friend’s 8-year-old daughter asked for a “Jacob” cake. For Kaylee, I could have gone all abstract with bloodly feathers, apples, and stacks of books. For a bunch of second graders, I had to be a little more inventive. So, here’s what I came up with:
Take a plain cupcake. I think maybe chocolate would be better as a finished product, but the yellow cake is good for our pictures.
With a star tip (I used #26), make a mount of Delectable Chocolate Buttercream Frosting in the center.
With the same tip, draw a line from the center mound to the edge.
Repeat until you have covered the cake.
Repeat on top of the first layer of lines on about one-third of the cake to create a “brow”.
Put a regular sized brown M&M on top of the center mound as the nose.
Put two red mini M&Ms on their sides within the brow as the eyes.
Take a gumdrop. Any kind of red gumdrop, any size, will work.
Cut a piece of it off. (If you are using a regular sized gumdrop instead of a large one like mine, I would cut it in half.)
Sprinkle a board with sugar.
Roll the piece you’ve just cut around in the sugar until it’s well coated. Roll it out with a rolling pin.
Shape into a tongue shape as you need to. Place the tongue under the nose mound.
With a plain tip (I used #6), make teeth with white frosting.
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