- 1 hour
- 30 minutes
It's lawn-mowing season! Celebrate Dad's favorite backyard chore with these charming cupcakes!
Add yellow and green food coloring to your buttercream and mix until you achieve a shade of grass-green.
Frost each cupcake with buttercream and smooth with a knife.
Assemble your caramels and mini M&Ms.
- Set one caramel on each cupcakeâthis is the "lawnmower."
Transfer the remaining green buttercream frosting in a piping bag.
Place a grass tip on your piping bag. Pipe "grass" around the mower, leaving a smooth area behind the mower; this produces the effect that the grass has already been "mowed" in that spot.
Use brown mini M&Ms for the tires on the lawnmower; stand them upright in the frosting.
Add an orange mini M&M on top of each caramel (attach with frosting).
- Melt chocolate melting wafers according to package directions. Then transfer the chocolate to a piping bag and cut a small hole in the tip of the bag.
Pipe lawnmower handles onto parchment paper (as shown). Let them dry.
When the chocolate has hardened, use a toothpick to create two small holes in the cupcake behind the mower.
Insert the hardened chocolate handle into the holes so the handle stands upright.