Itty-Bitty Bat Cupcakes
These are cute little guys. Bite-size!
When I made homemade kitty cat oreos the other day, I thought the set of cutters I used might come in handy again.
And they did. This moon shape mini cutter doubled perfectly as a bat wing.
And just the right size for mini cupcakes. So I made another batch of those chocolate cookies this weekend to use as decoration.
It’s ok if you don’t have a mini moon cutter. You can just wing it.
- Try using a small round cutter and then another smaller round cutter of some kind to remove semi-circles from the wing.
- I used the moon cutter for most of them and on some of them, I used a decorating tip to cut away curved shapes right when the cookies came out of the oven. I thought the cookies had spread a little too much and thought I’d like sharper, more defined wings. But I didn’t. In the end, I liked the rounded ones best. Makes them cuter I think.
- Now if you don’t have any cutters like that, you can also, take some packaged Oreos and use a serrated knife to gently saw and cut them in half. They’ll be half circles, but will definitely work in a pinch.
Once you have your wings made, bake some miniature cupcakes.
The more the merrier.
Now it’s time to decorate.
Whip up some buttercream frosting tinted purple or black if you like and start attaching the wings.
- Spread a flat layer of frosting on top of the cupcake. (Note: cupcakes that aren’t mounded much will work better and help the wings to lay flat.)
- With the wings in place, spread a little more frosting on top to cover up the ends of each wing in the middle. This will help secure them. It’s okay if the frosting doesn’t look so pretty.
- Next, sprinkle some sanding sugar right on top and the gently shape the surface if necessary to make it nice and round. The sugar crystals will act as a barrier so you don’t get frosting on your fingers. Sprinkle over a large bowl so you can save and reuse the extra.
- A toothpick will help you shape the frosting where the wings are inserted and will also aid in gently scraping off any excess sugar crystals.
Now, use a few fun candies to finish the faces.
- Miniature white heart sprinkles inserted for fangs
- Black candy coated sunflower seeds for ears.
- Black jimmies for eyebrows
- And candy eyes for eyes : ) Apply a thin layer of frosting to help the eyes attach to the sugar coated cupcake tops. You could also use white M&M’s or even pipe on white frosting. Oh and I’m pretty sure I found this jar of candy eyes at Hobby Lobby if you’re looking.
- P.S. – Reminder – now is a great time stock up on unique black sprinkles. They might just come in handy sometime during the year.
And that’s it for these adorable itty-bitty bats.
Enjoy each and every bite!