Need a sweet idea for a Valentine's Day treat to make the people in your life feel extra-special? Grab your little ones and make this Love Bug Cupcakes recipe! Decorate them with pink, white and red frosting, then top with HERSHEY'S KISSES Candies and JOLLY RANCHER Heart Shaped Lollipops. Get creative and decorate your love bugs however you please, with whatever sweets you have on hand! Best of all, these Love Bug Cupcakes are kid-friendly and great for classroom parties.
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Prepare and bake cupcakes according to recipe directions; cool completely.
Prepare Royal Icing. Remove wrappers from desired number of chocolate hearts (faces) and lollipops (antennae and tails). Decorate chocolate hearts with facial features and draw hearts on lollipops. Allow frosting to harden. (If you don't like the design, wait until the icing has hardened and then you can remove without damaging the surface of the heart).
Frost the cupcakes with vanilla frosting. Assemble "Love Bugs" by placing "face" and "antennae" on each cupcake or make a "Love Bug Catepillar" by using one "Love Bug Cupcake" and adding desired number of frosted cupcakes to form body. Decorate catepillar with alternating unwrapped HUGS and KISSES that form a stripe down the back of the catepillar. Place additional lollipop on last cupcake to make the tail.
To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
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