Halloween Party Cupcakes

1 can Vanilla or chocolate frosting supreme
Orange slice gumdrop candies – (for pumpkins)
Small green gumdrops – (for pumpkins)
Large black gumdrops – (for cats)
Large marshmallows – (for ghosts)

Heat oven to 350 F. Line 24-30 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Prepare and bake cupcakes according to package directions. remove from pans, cool completely. Spread top of cooled cupcakes with frosting.

TO MAKE EACH PUMPKIN: cut thin slice off of straight edge of 2 orange slices, press cut sides together to make pumpkin. Cut small green gumdrop into quarters, place a piece on top of pumpkin to make stem. Place on frosted cupcake.

TO MAKE EACH BLACK CAT: cut large black gumdrop crosswise into three equal slices. Place bottom and top slices, sugared side up, on top of cupcake to make head and body of cat. Cut thin strip from edge of center slice to make a curved tail; place on cat. Cut 2 small triangles and place on head for ears.

TO MAKE EACH GHOST: cut marshmallow in half with scissors; flatten into ghost shape *Place on frosted cupcake. cut two pieces of gumdrop and place on ghost to make eyes.
24-30 cupcakes

TIP: * To soften marshmallows, place on microwave-safe waxed paper and microwave on HIGH for 5-8 seconds.

Use a bit of imagination, the easy directions, and the assistance of a youngest to quickly create Halloween treats for a classroom of monsters.

Top the cupcakes with pumpkins, black cats and/or ghosts. The ghost look best on chocolate frosted cupcakes and the black cats look best on vanilla frosted cupcakes.

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