Lady Liberty Cupcakes

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Lady Liberty Cupcakes
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Make this a monumental Fourth of July with this Liberty Torch, a sweet addition to any Independence Day gathering.

What you'll need

  • Cake mix
  • Flat-bottom ice cream cones
  • Yellow or orange frosting
  • Sugar wafers
  • Orange and red decorators' gel

How to make it

  1. To make a batch, prepare your favorite cake mix according to the package directions and spoon it into flat-bottomed ice-cream cones (a regular-size box of cake mix will make enough for about 24), filling the cones no more than halfway.

  2. Set the cones upright in a baking pan, supporting them with crumpled aluminum foil. Bake according to the cake mix directions, following the time recommended for cupcakes. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely, then frost each one with yellow or orange frosting.

  3. To make each torch's flame, cut 2 sugar wafers in half at an angle and stick them into the cupcake. Add orange and red frosting or decorators' gel, and you've got one hot -- and patriotic -- dessert.

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