These Final Fantasy teddy-bear-like beasties make for cute cupcakes! Made out of vanilla cupcakes with white frosting, topped with candies and a lollipop bobble.
Step 1: Assemble the Ingredients
These cupcakes are easy to make! All you need is -
One box white cake batter
Two dozen red lollipops
Pink jelly beans
Starbursts, strawberry and/or raspberry flavors
Step 2: Create the Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350°F and whip up the cupcake mix.
Spoon the mix into cupcake pan. Because we want these cupcakes to be pretty flat and not poofy, fill the cupcake wrappers so that they're between 1/2 and 2/3 full.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Cupcakes are done when poked with a toothpick and the toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool.
Step 3: Create the Ears
While the cupcakes are cooling, diagonally chop up the starbursts.
I used mostly pink wrapped starbursts, but tried a few of the red as well. Either one will work out a-okay.
Step 4: Start Decorating!
Frost the cupcake, making sure to get a good amount around the top edge so the ears will hold.
Take two pieces of a starburst that you just chopped up and push into the frosting-heavy top. You won’t need to push the starburst into the cupcake, the frosting will hold the ears just fine.
Add the big ole pink jelly bean nose.
Step 5: Finish Decorating
Place three chocolate sprinkles on each side of the nose. You might want to keep a napkin at your side for this – your fingers will get sticky with frosting!
Adding some frosting around the edges of the ears and draw the eyes with the black gel.
Unwrap a lollipop and chop about an inch or so off of the stick so it will fit in the cupcake. Stick in the lollipop so it's almost completely horizontal. Otherwise, the lollipop will be leaning out too far and the weight of the lollipop topple over and will rip the cupcake wrapper.
Step 6: Enjoy!
That's it! Kupo-cakes! (^o^)