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Make It! Piggy Cupcakes

Make It! Piggy Cupcakes

My sweet piggy daughters, Anna and Maybelle ask that you don’t eat the pigs! — instead they suggest you eat these adorable piggy cupcakes made by our friend and craft extraordinaire, Jodi Levine. Real pigs are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. They are incredibly sensitive and emotionally aware of everything and everyone around them. They care for one another, keep warm in groups, snuggle up nose to nose to show their love and friendliness, and use their craftiness to build nests and find food in all the hidden places. While eating these piggy cupcakes won’t make you intelligent like the pig, reading Jodi’s new book, Candy Aisle Crafts will make you as crafty! It features 59 food craft ideas for birthdays, holidays (and any day!) using everyday edible items. Jodi shared these piggy cupcakes with us and gave us some vegan alternatives to marshmallows which makes Anna and Maybelle extra happy! Anna also suggests you add a little chocolate frosting with a small pink splotch on the nose - don't let her feel left out!
 

Piggy Cupcakes 

Excerpted from Candy Aisle Crafts: Create Fun Projects with Supermarket Sweets, by Jodi Levine.

These cupcakes are perfect for a barnyard-, pink-, or piggy-themed party (really, my friend’s niece had a piggy party!). Make your favorite cupcakes and ice them with vanilla frosting tinted pink with a few drops of red food coloring.

WHAT YOU NEED:

• Scissors
• 1 strawberry marshmallow: Sweet & Sara's vegan marshmallows
• Toothpick
• 4 black jumbo nonpareils
• 1 pink frosted cupcake (our vegan cookbook library has some great options for vegan cupcake recipes)

1. To make the nose, cut a marshmallow in half horizontally, reserving the scrap. Use the toothpick to poke two nostril holes into the uncut flat side of the marshmallow. With the now-sticky toothpick, pick up a black sugar pearl and push it into a hole. Repeat for the other nostril. Press the nose onto the center of the cupcake. Push the remaining two black sugar pearls into the cupcake as eyes.

2. To make the ears, cut two triangular pieces from the reserved marshmallow scrap and press them onto the frosted edge of the cupcake.

LEARN MORE ABOUT JODI'S BOOK, CANDY AISLE CRAFTS >>

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