Lawnmower Cupcakes


October 23, 2018 By:
Tagged: Candy Candy. Father's Day Father's Day. Cupcake Cupcake. Chocolate Cupcake Chocolate Cupcake. Father's Day Father's Day. Frosting & Icing Frosting & Icing. Desserts Desserts.
Prep:
1 hour
Cook:
30 minutes
Serves:
12
It's lawn-mowing season! Celebrate Dad's favorite backyard chore with these charming cupcakes!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Add yellow and green food coloring to your buttercream and mix until you achieve a shade of grass-green.
  2. Frost each cupcake with buttercream and smooth with a knife.
  3. Assemble your caramels and mini M&Ms.
  4. Set one caramel on each cupcake—this is the "lawnmower."
  5. Transfer the remaining green buttercream frosting in a piping bag.
  6. 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.
  7. Use brown mini M&Ms for the tires on the lawnmower; stand them upright in the frosting.
  8. Add an orange mini M&M on top of each caramel (attach with frosting).
  9. 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.
  10. Pipe lawnmower handles onto parchment paper (as shown). Let them dry.
  11. When the chocolate has hardened, use a toothpick to create two small holes in the cupcake behind the mower.
  12. Insert the hardened chocolate handle into the holes so the handle stands upright.
  13. Enjoy!