These irresistible puppies always bring applause – they´re as fun to make as they are to serve. Kids will love seeing them come to life with candy-coated chocolate eyes and nose and ears shaped with chocolate nougat.

Each Serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Make Cupcakes

Bake and cool cupcakes in baking cups. Or, purchase non-decorated cupcakes from the supermarket or local bakery. Spatula ice smooth in white or yellow buttercream icing.

Step 2

Step 2: Decorate Cupcakes

Pipe 2 tip 12 balls to form muzzle (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Soften chocolate nougat candy in hands (or place in microwave for 5 seconds); shape into nose and ears and position on cupcake, attaching with icing if needed. Position candy-coated chocolate eyes.

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