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High Heel Cupcakes

High Heel Cupcakes

3 Hr(s) 16 Min(s) incl. refrigerating
30 Min(s) Prep
2 Hr(s) 46 Min(s) Cook
Serve a dessert that looks like it's ready to strut its stuff on the runway with High Heel Cupcakes. Perfect for a bachelorette party or a girls night in, these fun High Heel Cupcakes add an air of whimsy wherever they travel. Pump up the fun with High Heel Cupcakes!
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24 servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
assorted food colorings
24 oblong milk chocolate-filled cookies
12 pirouette cookies, cut diagonally in half
1/4 cup assorted sprinkles
Let's Make It
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pan 10 min. Remove from pan to wire racks; cool completely.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sugar gradually, mixing well after each addition. Add food colorings as necessary to tint frosting to desired shade; mix well. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Refrigerate 45 min.
Reserve 1/2 cup of the cream cheese frosting for later use. Decorate tops of cupcakes with remaining frosting.
Insert 1 oblong cookie, at an angle, into frosting on each cupcake. Place 1 pirouette cookie piece under each oblong cookie to resemble a high heel shoe as shown in photo, using small dab of the reserved frosting to secure cookie pieces to each other. Decorate with sprinkles as desired. Refrigerate 1 hour or until frosting is firm.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
Tip 2
Special Extra
For swirled frosting, spoon half the prepared cream cheese frosting into separate bowl. Use food colorings to tint frosting in each bowl a different color. Spoon frosting from one bowl into other bowl; swirl gently with spoon. Use to frost cupcakes as directed.
Tip 3
Healthful Habit
If you are planning to fit in a treat during the day, make sure you substitute water for any sugary drinks. Keep a reusable water bottle with you to always have water on hand.
Tip 4
Special Extra
Prepare cream cheese frosting as directed. Spoon small amount of frosting into separate bowl; tint with a contrasting color of food coloring. Spoon into small piping bag, then use to decorate cupcakes as desired.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 270mg
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
24 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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