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
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