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Picnic Blanket Cupcake Recipe

What's not to love about a summer picnic? Oh right. The ants.

  • Cupcakes*
  • Frosting
  • Rolled white fondant
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • 3-inch circle cookie cutter
  • Red food coloring
  • Small, flat paint brush
  • Black food coloring pen
  • * Use your favorite recipes for cupcakes and frosting, or use store-bought cake mix and frosting. Find the fondant, cookie cutter, food coloring, paint brush and food coloring pen at the craft store.


Prepare your cupcakes and frosting according to the recipes.

Cover the cupcakes with fondant. Take a piece of the fondant and knead until it’s easily pliable.

Roll the fondant 1/4-inch thick between two pieces of wax paper or on a surface dusted with confectioner's sugar to prevent sticking.

Cut out a 3-inch circle for each cupcake, working with a few cupcakes at a time so the fondant doesn't stiffen. Spread a small amount of frosting on a cupcake and top with the fondant circle, using your fingers and palm to smooth the fondant over the cupcake.

Paint the gingham pattern and draw ants. Mix a drop or two of water with a drop or two of red food coloring on a piece of wax paper.

Dip the paint brush in the food coloring mixture and lightly brush stripes on the fondant. Repeat in the other direction and let cupcakes dry about 30 minutes.

Draw ants with the black food coloring pen.


More Picnic-Perfect Treats:

Individually Wrapped Cookies from Cheryl's

Salty Snacks from The Popcorn Factory

Meat and Cheese Baskets from 1-800-Baskets.com

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