Frosted cupcakes stylized after the spelunker in the indie adventure game Spelunky!
Step 1: Assemble the Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to create the spelunker —
- White frosting
- Copper (Fleshtone) food coloring
- Big red jelly beans
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Sugar candy eyeballs
- Tiny brown M&Ms
Step 2: Create the Hats
To create the hat, unwrap a caramel and smoosh out a bit. Cut or pull off any hard points on the edges. Trim the corners from one side of the caramel to create a triangle.
Smoosh out the other side of the caramel to create the brim.
Turn up the brim.
Take a candy googly eye, and with the flat white side up, push into the caramel, right above the brim.
Step 3: Prepare the Frosting
To dye the frosting, add a drop of Copper (Fleshtone) food coloring to the frosting and mix.
Warm up the frosting. Heat up for 3-5 seconds at a time, stirring every few seconds until the consistency is like that of whipped cream. This will make the frosting look smoother.
Step 4: Decorate the Cupcakes
When you've the frosting ready to go, take a cupcake and frost.
Gently push on a hat.
Add a Cheerio on each side of the head to create the ears.
Take a tiny brown M&Ms and cut in half. Add cut side down to create the eyes.
Add a jelly bean to the middle of the cupcake for the nose.
For the eyebrows, drop a chocolate sprinkle between the hat brim and the eyeball. Use a toothpick to push into place.
Look for a curved chocolate sprinkle for the mouth and add to the cupcake.