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Desserts

Cobra Cupcakes

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Why make plain ol' cupcakes for the kids when you could make these wicked-cool Cobra Cupcakes? Get out the string licorice, and we'll show you how!
time
prep:
30 min
total:
1 hr 30 min
servings
total:
24 servings

What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) white cake mix
1/4
cup  KOOL-AID Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix, any flavor
1
container  (16 oz.) ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
1
piece  red string licorice (3 inch), cut in half
1
pkg.  (1.69 oz.) candy-coated chocolate pieces (about 2 Tbsp.)
1
tube  (19.28 g) decorating gel, any color

Make It

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry drink mix into batter before spooning into prepared muffin pan cups. Cool completely.

ARRANGE 18 cupcakes in curved line on platter to resemble a snake's body. Arrange remaining cupcakes at one end in a sideways "V" pattern, with 4 cupcakes at top and 2 at bottom to resemble snake's open mouth. Spread cupcakes with frosting.

ADD licorice pieces to inside of mouth for the tongue. Add 2 candies for the eyes. Decorate with remaining candies and decorating gel to add spots and lines to remaining cupcakes for the snake's body.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using ready-to-spread chocolate frosting.
How to Easily Fill Muffin Cups
Filling muffin cups with muffin or cupcake batter can be a messy task. Make it neat and easy by using an ice cream scoop to fill the cups. This also ensures that an equal amount of batter is portioned into each muffin cup.
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