Edible penguin decorations using chocolate sandwich cookies, red licorice, and gumdrops.

Polar Penguin Cupcakes

As far as Christmas cupcake ideas go, this one's short and sweet.

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Ingredients

  • Boxed cake mix
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Mini chocolate candies
  • Orange gumdrops
  • Red licorice

      Instructions

      Bake cupcakes per box direction. Once cooled, decorate with vanilla frosting.

      Cut a chocolate sandwich cookie in half and decorate as arms.

      Twist open a chocolate sandwich cookie and use the cream side as the face.

      Decorate with mini chocolate candies for eyes, and cut up an orange gumdrop to use as the nose and feet.

      Finish with cut-up pieces of red licorice as a scarf.