Green, purple and yellow one inch candy masks decorate the tops of the frosted cupcakes.
1–15.25 ounce package double fudge chocolate cake
1–3oz package chocolate pudding/pie mix-dry
1 cup brewed bold coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cans butter cream frosting, creamy vanilla- or home -made vanilla
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Divide frosting into 3 bowls, add food gel to each bowl, mix and frost 1/3 cupcakes with the individual colors. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, add masks.
To make masks: 1/2 package each Wilton candy melts, green, yellow, and purple. Place 1/2 cup of melts into a small ziplock baggie. Melt the candy in a bowl of very hot water, making sure you do not touch candy with the water. Dry off plastic bag with melts and massage bag to melt the candy. Clip one end 1/8″ and pipe into masks mold. Set aside to harden. Pop out of mold and use to decorate the cupcakes.
Mask can be ordered on line or found at confectionary baking shops.