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Baloo Birthday Cupcakes Recipe

Baloo Birthday Cupcakes

No birthday celebration would be complete without cake. In fact, you could say it's a bare necessity. Topped with candy bears that resemble the beloved Baloo from Jungle Book, these cupcakes have you covered.

What you'll need

  • Cupcakes
  • Frosting
  • Small white gumdrops
  • Crows candies (or small black gumdrops)
  • Large black gumdrops
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Wooden kitchen skewer or toothpick

How to make it

1. Frost the cupcakes.  

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2. For each bear, slice off the bottom and top of a small white gumdrop. Reserve the midsection and discard the other pieces.  

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3. Next, slice the top off of a Crows candy.

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4. Press it onto the top of the reserved piece of white gumdrop to create the bear's muzzle and nose.

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5. Press the muzzle against the side of a large black gumdrop to create the head.

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6. Use a kitchen skewer or toothpick to poke eyeholes in the head.

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7. Then press a mini chocolate chip into each hole, using a dab of white icing to help hold it in place.

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8. Slice off and discard the very bottom of a Crows candy to create a sticky surface. Then slice the candy in half from the top down to create a pair of ears. Stick the ears to the head.

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9. For a neck, slice the top off another large black gumdrop.

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10. Then set the head on top of the cut surface.

11. Place the assemble bear head atop a frosted cupcake, pressing it down slightly to stick it in place.