Mr. Sunshine Cupcakes

Ingredients:

6-Baked Lemon Cupcakes-purchased or home baked

2-cups Lemon Frosting-purchased or homemade

1 cup black frosting- or 4.25 oz. tube of piping gel

20 Red gumdrops-large or small-2 for mouth

18 Orange gumdrops

18 Yellow gumdrops

Instructions:

Frost baked cupcakes with lemon frosting. Or purchase lemon cupcakes.

Sun-Rays: Lightly sprinkle sugar on work surface and roll each gumdrop 1/8” thick- flat oval using a rolling pin.  With sharp knife, cut thin sliver off top and bottom of each oval to make rectangles.  Cut each rectangle in half crosswise to make 2 squares if using large drops, or 1 square for small gumdrops.  Then cut the square in half making 2 triangles.

Arrange 3 gumdrop triangles of each color on top of frosted cupcakes creating a triangle edge for sun-rays.   Fill piping bag fitted with small tip or clip a zip-lock bag corner with black frosting and pipe sunglasses on cupcakes.  Or use the piping gel.  Roll and cut 2 red gumdrops into small shape for mouth or use red piping gel.

Cupcakes inspired by Big Book Cupcakes-Betty Crocker

Yield: 6 cupcakes

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