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    This caterpillar, made by arranging cupcakes in a curve, makes a memorable arrangement for a baby's first birthday. One jumbo cupcake is used for the head, and more standard cupcakes make up the body.

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
    • 3 large eggs, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup sour cream
    • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
    • 15 ounces fondant
    • Gel-paste food colors (green, yellow, light blue, and red are pictured)
    • Cornstarch, for dusting
    • Swiss Meringue Buttercream for Cupcakes
    • 2 mini candy canes (or substitute licorice sticks or pretzel sticks)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3972 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 56 g 86.89%
    • Saturated Fat: 37 g 186.75%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 196 mg 65.25%
    • Sodium: 3901 mg 162.54%
    • Calcium: 873 mg 87.32%
    • Potassium: 893 mg 25.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.83%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 855 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.68%
    • Sugar: 817 g
    • Protein: 20 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 41.65%
    • Vitamin C 6.13%
    • Vitamin D 0.92%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat11
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs54
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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