Kids Take the Wheel!

Kids Take the Wheel!

Ferris wheels are just plain fun! When they're made of cupcakes, the fun is tasty, too! Personalize this treat by making the faces resemble party guests!

Each cupcake serves 1. Cookie serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake Cookies

Make Roll-Out Cookie recipe, or use refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Roll out cookie dough and cut 1 small and 2 large cookies using round cookie cutters from set. You can also purchase pre-baked undecorated round cookies from the grocery store. Bake and cool completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Decorate Cookies

Cover small and 1 large cookie with Cookie Icing; sprinkle small cookie with yellow colored sugars. Arrange small cookie in center of large iced cookie; place candy-coated chocolates around edge of large cookie and in center of small cookie. Let dry.

Step 3

Step 3: Make Puddle Faces

Prepare thin royal icing; tint desired shades for faces with icing color. Pipe tip #12 puddles on waxed paper; let dry overnight. With FoodWriter edible markers, add facial features. Pipe tip 3 royal icing hair; let dry.

Step 4

Step 4: Bake Cupcakes

Line muffin pan with baking cups. Fill 1/2 full with your favorite cupcake recipe or batter from a mix. Bake according to recipe instructions. Cool completely.

Step 5

Step 5: Decorate Cupcakes

Tint portions of buttercream icing red, blue, green and violet; reserve some white. Ice cupcakes smooth in white; ice bottom half of cupcakes red, blue, green, orange or violet and sprinkle with matching colored sugars. Pipe matching color tip #8 buttercream line across center of each cupcake; position candy-coated chocolates and faces.

Step 5

Step 6: Arrange Cupcakes

Cut construction paper into cone shape. Thickly ice undecorated cookie with buttercream; place at top of paper cone. Arrange stick candy in spoke fashion on iced cookie; place decorated cookies on top, sandwiching candy between cookies. Arrange cupcakes at ends of stick candy around cookie.

The Public Television cake decorating show providing easy projects for special celebrations. Not intended to replace instructional classes.