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Ant Picnic Cupcakes For Summer

Makes 12 Cupcakes


  • 1 box of triple chocolate mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C 1 stick of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 1/4 C whole milk
  • cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan
  • 1 C unsalted
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 3 - 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
  • 2 disposable piping bags fitting with number 2 tips
  • Red and black food dye
  • A box of whopper candies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with the liners.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, and milk and mix until combined.
  • Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.
  • Pull out and place on the side to cool.
  • In a standing mixer, combine the butter, powder sugar, vanilla, and the heavy whipping cream. 
  • Mix on medium speed until stiff and creamy.
  • If you still see powdery pebbles, add-in 2 more tbsp heavy whipping cream. 
  • Continue to mix until stiff and creamy.
  • Divide the frosting into three bowls and add the red food dye into one bowl and the black into another bowl, leaving the third bowl of frosting plain.
  • Scoop the red frosting into one piping bag and the black frosting into another.
  • Using a butter knife, frosting your cooled cupcake using the plain frosting.
  • You want the top of the frosting on the cupcake to be flat and smooth.
  • Using the red frosting, pipe an outline around the top of the cupcake.
  • Pipe on lines inside the circle going horizontal and vertical to make squares. 
  • Alternating between squares, fill in a few to make a "Plaid" look.
  • Place 3 whopper candies in the middle of the top of the cupcake to create the ant body.
  • Using the black frosting, pipe on legs and his eyes.