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- 24 vanilla cupcakes , baked in silver foil liners
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
- Yellow food coloring
- 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup each red and blue candy (M&M's, Jelly Belly)
Spoon the remaining light brown frosting into a ziplock bag, press out the excess air and seal. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bag. For the lattice crust, pipe 4 or 5 lines across the top of a cupcake, about 1/2 inch apart. Pipe 4 or 5 more lines, on the diagonal. Pipe a beaded edge around the top of the cupcake. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes and frosting.
Arrange the cupcakes on a wire rack and make several bake-sale tags to put with the cupcakes.
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