Yield: 8 servings
|1 pack||Devils food cake mix|
|1 can||Vanilla frosting|
|8 eaches||Small paper doilies|
|40 eaches||Mini chocolate chips|
|18 eaches||Small gumdrops|
|1 each||Chewy fruit snack string|
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour bottoms and sides of 8 miniature muffin cups. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil, and eggs at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Using about half of batter, fill greased muffin cups ⅔ full. Bake remaining batter according to package directions in paper lined muffin cups or greased and floured 8 inch round or square cake pan for later use.
Bake miniature cupcakes at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes and regular cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes, remove from pans. Cool completely.
To make each snowman, frost sides of 1 regular cupcake. Place dab of frosting on center of doily; place bottom of cupcake on doily. Frost top of cupcake. Frost sides of 1 miniature cupcake; place,right side up, in center of regular cupcake. Frost top. Smooth frosting over entire snowman, rounding shape slightly.
To decorate each snowman, use 2 miniature chocolate chips for eyes and 3 for buttons. Cut small sliver of orange gumdrop for nose and small piece of red gumdrop for mouth. Place large gumdrop on head for hat. Place 2 small gumdrops on sides of body for arms. Cut fruit snack string into 8 (7 inch long pieces) arrange around neck to resemble scarf. Submitted By JAY ALLSHIRE On 12-10-95