If there's one undersea resident that's well armed to stir up some Halloween mischief, it's the unscrupulous sea witch Ursula. Well here's a fun trick that turns the table on this menacing Octopian -- a cupcake decorating technique that proves octopuses can be super sweet.
- Batch of cupcakes
- Buttercream frosting
- Round lollipops
- Gummy worms
- Kitchen scissors
- Mini chocolate chips
- Frost the cupcakes.
- For each octopus, insert the stick of a lollipop into the center of a cupcake so that the candy rests just above the frosting (if the stick is too long, trim it first).
- Use the kitchen scissors to snip two gummy worms in half to create four equal lengths. Then carefully snip each piece in half lengthwise to end up with eight legs.
- Press the tops of the legs into the frosting around the lollipop and arrange the ends so that they curve and dangle over the edge of the cupcake.
- For eyes, use the tip of a toothpick to place two small blobs of frosting at the base of the lollipop and then press in two mini chocolate chips, tips down.