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                       Creeping Caterpillar Cupcakes
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8861
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
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                         (adapted from disney’s family cookbook -- by deanna f. 
                         -- and the experts
                         at familyfun magazine)
 Basic cake: 2 cups sifted cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon sal
 t 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened to room temperature 1 cup suga
 r 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted (optional) 1
 /2 cup milk
 Frosting and decoration: 3 cups prepared white frosting (tinted with green, yel
 low, purple or orange food coloring) Tinted coconut (green, yellow, purple or o
 range), licorice shoe strings (variety of colors), variety of round candies for
  eyes or spots
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 24 cup muffin tins with paper liners. In a la
 rge bowl whisk together the cake flour, baking powder and salt. In a stand-alon
 e mixer or using a handheld electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until lig
 ht and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each additi
 on. Add the vanilla and beat to combine. If making chocolate cake add the coole
 d, melted chocolate and mix well, then add in milk. Gradually add the flour mix
 ture into the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Pour the batter into 
 the prepared tins and bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely.
 Frost the cupcakes with the tinted frosting and sprinkle with tinted coconut fo
 r a fuzzy caterpillar. Arrange them in a curving pattern on top of a large cutt
 ing board or piece of cardboard covered with foil. Snip licorice into short len
 gths to form antennae and legs. Place round candies for eyes and mouth. If desi
 red, round candies can be placed on cupcakes for a spotted caterpillar.
 Yield: 24 cupcakes
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