Monday, September 21, 2009
This makes 24 servings, one cupcake each.
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix, or own choice of flavor
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
6 drops green food coloring
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted (4 to 4-1/2 cups)
1 tube (0.75 oz.) black decorating gel
8 OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, finely crushed
3 JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows, cut in half
1. PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
2. BEAT cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food coloring in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
3. ARRANGE cupcakes on large serving platter or tray to resemble a monster's head as shown in diagram. Spread with frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the eyes, mouth, scars and hairline on the cupcakes. Fill in the hair with cookie crumbs. Place 2 of the marshmallow halves in centers of eyes; place remaining 4 marshmallow halves in the mouth for teeth. Store in refrigerator.
* How to Create Your Own Unique Cake: Let your imagination run wild and create your own unique cake. Just assemble the cupcakes into a shape such as a ghost, jack-o'-lantern or witch face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!
(Source: Kraft Foods)