Angel Wing Cupcakes are Heavenly

A monkey on a cupcake

Abrahamic religions often depict angels as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God (or Heaven) and humanity.  We refer to our children as little angels, and keep them around as gentle reminders that we are not alone.

– 12 cupcakes – 1 to 2 cups white frosting – Sprinkling sugar – 24 pretzel twists (2 for each cupcake) – 12 Oreo cookies (1 for each cupcake) – 12 pineapple-flavored Lifesaver candies (1 for each cupcake) – White candy melts or vanilla flavored almond bark – Chocolate candy melts or chocolate flavored almond bark

Melt white candy according to package directions making sure not to overheat.  If the candy gets too hot, it will seize.  If desired, add 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening or coconut oil to make the melted candy pour-able.

Dip the pretzel twists in melted candy, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the pretzels on waxed paper until dry.

Dip Oreo cookies in melted candy, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl.  Place the cookie on waxed paper and immediately add the Lifesaver candy  as a halo.  Allow to dry completely.

Using a toothpick,  draw two half circles on the uncoated portion of each cookies to be the eyes and a larger dot as the mouth. Allow to dry completely.

Pipe frosting on each cupcake using an open star tip. Sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar

Place one angel head on the top and two pretzels to the opposite sides of each cupcake.

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