• Preparation Time 15 minutes
  • Baking Time 25 minutes, (minis 15 minutes)
  • Makes 6 cupcakes or 20 mini cupcakes
  • Freezing Excellent, Undecorated


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  • Cupcakes
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Vanilla Icing
  • ¼ cup All Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • ¼ cup Carnation Regular, 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Decorative Toppings
  • 6 tbsp coloured sugar
  • 24 inches string licorice
  • 24 fruit ‘O’ cereal for legs
  • Mini dot candies, mini fruit slices, etc. (optional)
  • ¼ cup All Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/3 cup Carnation® Regular, 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk

Serving Size: 6 cupcakes or 20 mini cupcakes


Serving Size: 6 cupcakes or 20 mini cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Cupcakes: Beat shortening and sugar until light. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Stir with a fork. Add half the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Add evaporated milk and then the remaining dry ingredients. Use an ice cream scoop to place batter into six cupcake papers.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, 20 to 25 minutes for large cupcakes or 15 minutes for minis, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing. Cool cupcakes on wire rack before decorating.
  • Icing: Place shortening, 1 ½ cups (375mL) icing sugar, evaporated milk and vanilla in a bowl. Mix with hand held mixer.
  • Beat for 5 minutes. Add remaining icing sugar ½ cup (125mL) at a time, beating for ½ minute each addition.
  • Decorating Ideas: Spread a heaping tablespoon (15mL) of icing on top of six large or six mini cupcakes. Reserve one for the head. Decorate the body with decorative sugar sprinkled in a pattern. Put on spots with mini dot candy. Decorate the head with eyes from gummy candy, dot candy, mints, etc. For the mouth, use mini fruit slices or fruit “O “cereal, etc. Use licorice strings or pretzels for the legs and antennae. The moist icing will hold the decorations. Allow to dry.


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