Handy Manny Capcakes

Handy Manny’s famous red and white baseball cap becomes a sweet treat when it’s constructed of a mini-cupcake nestled on top of larger cupcake.

prep time30 min

cook time20 min

total time50 min

What You’ll Need
12 mini cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
12 regular cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
Red decorator's icing
White decorator's icing
1 cup frosting
12 red cinnamon candies
How To Make It
  • 1

    Remove cupcake liners from the mini-cupcakes and place them, bottom-up, on waxed paper. Frost the bottom and sides of the mini cupcakes with red and white decorator icing. Frost half the cupcake white and half red, to create the look of a baseball cap. Place a red cinnamon candy in the center of each cap.

  • 2

    While placing frosted caps in the refrigerator to firm them up, top regular-sized cupcakes with the frosting of your choice (we used vanilla). This is a fun job for kids. Let them use a small spatula -- whipped frostings are light and easy to spread.

  • 3

    Use red decorator's icing to pipe a red half circle on top of the frosted cupcake -- this will be the bill of Manny's cap.

  • 4

    Remove the caps from the refrigerator and place them, bottoms-up, on top of the larger cupcakes. Be sure to line the white side of the cap with the edge of the red half-circle, creating a hat with a bill -- just like Manny's.

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