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Earth Day is on April 22nd! This is one of those days that we celebrate, that I feel should be celebrated every single day. As a family we try our best to help the environment by recycling, growing our own food and by using products that are earth-friendly.
These Bug Cupcake Cones are a perfect little treat to make with your kiddos for Earth Day! Or maybe even for a Bug Birthday Party.
Another way to help our environment is to cut down on paper, so the cupcakes are baked in Ice Cream Cones. For the Cupcake Cones, I used a Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix and added the ingredients to make it taste more like homemade, and then baked them in Ice Cream Cones using the easy method of baking them upside down.
I frosted them using a Decorator Bag fitted with a #10 Tip. Then the Bug making started…
Any candy or cookies you have will work, here’s what I used…
- Body – Necco Wafers and Gum Drops
- Eyes – Snowcaps
- Antennae – Colored licorice
Using your hand, press gum drops until flat. Attach to the Neccos with a little frosting. Add the licorice and Snowcaps on with a little frosting.
- Body – M&M’s
- Eyes – Jumbo Sprinkles
- Wings – Gum Drops
Place M&M’s on frosting, add sprinkles with a little frosting. For the wings, press a gum drop out flat and cut it with a small cookie cutter, any shape will work, I used a tiny leaf.
- Body – Mike & Ike Candy
- Wings – Necco Wafer
- Eyes – Jumbo Sprinkles
Place body on frosting, add sprinkles for eyes with a little frosting. Arrange wings next to body.
- Oreo Cookies – crushed
- Gummi Worms
Place Oreos in a resealable bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add frosting to cupcake and sprinkle on crushed cookies. Push a worm into the frosting, lay another worm next to it.
- Body – Mini Oreo Cookie
- Legs – Black licorice
- Eyes – Mini M&M’s
Remove 1 side of the Oreo and place cut legs into the filling, replace top. Add eyes with a little frosting.
Place rocks into frosting. Using a Food Writer, draw dots on the M&M, add eyes with a little frosting
- Body – candy necklace cut apart
- Head – M&M
- Antennae – licorice
Place candy on top of frosting, add the M&M for the head and the licorice
Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! I’d appreciate a link back and be sure to check out the other cupcakes!
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