These cute little cupcakes will be a hit at any party or gathering.
You Will Need:
• Cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
• White frosting, store-bought or from your favorite recipe
• Neon green food coloring
• Mint-flavored chewable candies (Mentos)
• Green apple fruit roll-ups
• Black decorator gel icing
• Kitchen shears
Step 1 – Tint the white icing using the food coloring. I found that using green and a little yellow produces the right shade of neon green. It also works better to use gel food coloring that you can purchase at any local baker or craft store.
Step 2 – Time to prepare the Toy Story Alien ears. Layout the fruit roll-up and cut-out a tear drop shape. It may also be easier for you to use a small leaf shape fondant cutter. You will need 2 ear for every cupcake.
Step 3 – Frost the cupcakes using the neon green icing. With the leftover fruit roll-up you can use this to make the alien’s antenna. Roll the fruit roll-up in your hand until it resembles a straw. Insert the straw into the cupcakes and press the ears into the sides.
Step 4 – Place three Mentos lined up as eyes and dot with black gel.
Step 5 – Draw the mouth of the alien using the black gel with any expression you like.