Super Mario Piranha Plant Cookie Cupcakes

Picture of Super Mario Piranha Plant Cookie Cupcakes
Chocolate cupcakes with a royal icing sugar cookie top and candy corn teeth.

The Piranha Plants are the large, carnivorous plants encountered throughout the Mario series. Here’s how to turn these plants into a treat you can munch on!

Step 1: Assemble the Ingredients


    Sugar cookie dough
    12 chocolate cupcakes
    White frosting
    Red, green, and brown food coloring
    1/4 pound candy corn
    1 tablespoon meringue powder
    2 cups powdered sugar
    2 teaspoons lemon juice


    Lollipop sticks
    Cookie cutter with a point bit (or a knife)
    Sealable plastic bags
    Leaf tip for frosting (optional)

Because the royal icing will take a couple of hours to set, I did the cookies one day and put everything together the next.
De Luca2 years ago
That's incrEDIBLE!!!!
What a wonderful idea!
alopez402 years ago
this is such an awesome idea! i love it! im gonna make these for my boy's birthday party, how soon in advance do you think they should be made prior to party? thanks : D
snackordie (author)  alopez402 years ago
Thanks! I took two days - one day was baking the cookies, letting them cool, baking cupcakes, putting the royal icing on and then letting it harden overnight. Day two was putting everything together. The biggie is giving the royal icing enough time to harden. You could do them a couple of days in advance and they'll be just peachy - the only thing is that if you're using royal icing for the dots the red might bleed after a couple of days. I used white frosting to avoid that issue. Hope that helps! :)
in the pic the teeth look so realistic
snackordie (author)  Reed_Sky_Born2 years ago
Thanks! The toofers are my fav. part. :)
canida3 years ago
Oooh, these are awesome!
snackordie (author)  canida2 years ago
Thanks canida!
bajablue3 years ago
Snackordie, is there a reason these cupcakes aren't entered in the Game/Life contest?

They also qualify for Scoochmaroo's Finger Food Challenge.  (The prizes are fantastic!;-)

Just copy and paste the addy for this Ible in the comment section... and good luck!!!
snackordie (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thanks for the heads up bajablue!! :)
You're so very welcome. ;-)
Ohhhh these are adorable! I love these.
snackordie (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Thanks jessy!!
bajablue3 years ago
How CUTE!!!
snackordie (author)  bajablue3 years ago
And thanks for the kind words! :)
This is so cute and clever! I love how you did the teeth!
snackordie (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thanks, I'm glad you like the teeth! I was worried about them at first but it sounds like they came out a-okay!
snackordie (author)  AussieAnglerGal3 years ago
Thanks! :)