How to Make the Coolest Gnome Cupcakes ever!

A monkey on a cupcake

If you are going to look at how to make gnome cupcakes, you should know the gnome basics. The gnome is a mythical creature that lives underground. They are  usually depicted as short, bearded humanoids with pointy hats and funny  clothes who speak an unintelligible language or use gestures to  communicate.

– 12 baked and cooled cupcakes – Sugar ice cream cones – 1 for each cupcake – 6-8 oz melting chocolate – 1-2 tablespoons vegetable shortening – Red and white frosting – Soft yellow, pink, or peach colored jelly beans


- Bake your cupcakes and set them aside to cool - Melt chocolate and shortening together to make the chocolate thin enough for dipping the cones. - Dip cones in chocolate and set aside or place in refrigerator to set Click the link below to see full recipe.

Pipe the red frosting on to the cool cupcakes

Place a chocolate dipped cone on top of each cupcake at a slight angle

Pipe the beard onto the center front of the cupcake using a tip that will create the look of hair.  I used Wilton tip 233.

Place a jelly bean in the middle of the beard, right at the base of the cone for the nose.

Want to give this recipe a try? Tap the link for all the details.