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Monkey Cupcakes

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  • 18 oz. pkg. chocolate cake mix
  • 16 oz. chocolate frosting
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • red and black decorating gel
  • 48 pastel blue or green M&M’s
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies
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  • 1

    Prepare and bake cake according to package for cupcakes. Cool completely.

  • 2

    Set aside 1/4 c. frosting. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting.

  • 3

    With a serrated knife cut off and discard a forth from each vanilla wafer. Place a wafer on each cupcake, with the rounded edge of wafer near the edge of cupcake, for face. Add dots of black gel for nostrils. With red gel, pipe a mouth on each.

  • 4

    Place M&M’s above wafers for eyes; add dots of black gel for pupils.

  • 5

    Using reserved frosting and a #16 star tip, pipe hair.

  • 6

    Carefully separate Nutter Butters; cut each in half. Position one on each side of cupcakes for ears.

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