Here's a fun way to celebrate the Feb. 2 tradition we call
"Groundhog's Day." Make your own Punxsutawney Phil . . . and if he sees his
shadow and forecasts six more weeks of winter, you'll be totally justified in
Supplies for one cupcake:
One baked cupcake
One Almond Joy or Mounds mini candy bar
A couple of small white jelly beans
Black cake decorating gel
Pink Nerd candy
Brown M&M Mini's
One chocolate wafer cookie
- With a sharp knife, cut out a
piece of the top of the cupcake just as wide as the mini candy bar.
- Warm the mini candy bar
slightly in the microwave (so the face pieces will stick to it) and place
it, upright, into that hole.
- Frost the top of the cupcake to
secure the candy bar in place.
brown M&M mini's for two cheeks and nestle one pink Nerd above and
between them for the nose. If they don't stick into the slightly-warmed
chocolate of the mini candy bar, use a tiny dab of white frosting as
- Cut a tiny square out
from the side of a mini white jelly bean for the front teeth and stick it in
place into the chocolate under the cheeks, or apply with frosting.
- Cut another mini
white jelly bean in half and place the halves into the candy bar as eyes.
Dot "pupils" with black cake decorating gel.
- Sprinkle chocolate
cookie crumbs (one side of an Oreo cookie with the frosting scraped off
will do) around the groundhog like "dirt" from his hole.