Introduction: Spelunky Cupcakes

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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 —


  • Cupcakes
  • White frosting
  • Copper (Fleshtone) food coloring
  • Big red jelly beans
  • Caramels
  • Cheerios
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Sugar candy eyeballs
  • Tiny brown M&Ms


  • Knife
  • Toothpicks

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.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Enjoy your cupcakes!

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