Filed Under: Bake Sale, Birthday, Dessert, Father's Day, Pregnancy, Under 20 Mins

Sweet Pie Cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes are easy as… well, you know.

August 19th, 2010

Recipe by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

  • 24 vanilla cupcakes baked in silver foil liners
  • 2 cans vanilla frosting
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup each red and blue candies (M&M's, Jelly Belly, Smarties)
  • Yellow food colouring
  1. Tint the vanilla frosting with 3 or 4 drops of the yellow food colouring and the cocoa powder to make a light brown for the pie crust. Spread some of the frosting on top of a cupcake, leaving ¼-inch of the cupcake edge exposed. For the filling, arrange about 25 like-coloured candies close together on top of the cupcake. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and like-coloured candies.

  2. Spoon the remaining light-brown frosting into a plastic freezer bag, press out the excess air and seal. Snip a small (⅛-inch) corner from the bag. For the lattice crust, pipe 4 or 5 lines across the top of a cupcake, about ½-inch apart. Pipe 4 or 5 more lines, on the diagonal. Pipe a beaded edge around the top of the cupcake. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and frosting.

  3. Arrange the cupcakes on a wire rack and make several bake-sale tags to put with the cupcakes.

Sweet Pie Cupcakes
Photography by Carlo Mendoza