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Recipe Ingredients


  • 1 (18.25- to 18.9-oz.) package cherry chip cake mix
  • or white cake mix with confetti
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
  • 3 eggs


  • 3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (7-oz.) jar marshmallow creme


  • Eyes: decorator or chocolate chips, string licorice
  • Nose: red gumdrops or gumballs
  • Mouth: gummy fruit slices, cut in half lengthwise
  • Hair: cotton candy
  • Cheeks: decorator candies

Recipe Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in large bowl; beat according to package directions. Fill each prepared muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Beat 3/4 cup Land O' Lakes® Butter in large bowl at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Increase speed to high; add marshmallow creme. Beat until creamy. Frost cooled cupcakes.

Just before serving, create clown faces on cupcakes using decorations as desired.

TIP: For a fun party idea, bake and frost cupcakes as directed. Place decoration ingredients in separate bowls and let each child create his own clown face.

TIP: Cotton candy becomes hard and shrivels if you put it on too far in advance. It is best to add cotton candy just before serving.

TIP: If frosting is too thin, beat in additional powdered sugar.

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