DIY Edible Mustache Cupcake Topper

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Everyone loves a good mustache, especially when it’s on a cupcake. Black licorice laces can easily be made into edible mustache cupcake toppers. The perfect treat for the mustache-clad husbands, dads, grandpas, brothers and other fine fellas in your life. Not everyone can grow a 'stache, but now everyone can make one.

You can either use a boxed cupcake mix for this decorating project, or go one step further and make homemade cupcakes! This recipe is really the only one you need.

(Image: Jamie Shields)
(Image: Jamie Shields)

Things You'll Need

  • Black licorice laces 
  • Meringue powder
  • Water
  • Food brush
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
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Cut 6-8 pieces of licorice laces about 4” long.

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Line up laces closely next to each other. In a small bowl, combine equal parts meringue powder and water. Paint mixture onto licorice laces, pressing them together to stick. Let dry.

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Carefully cut out mustache shapes. Get creative! You know what they say, no two mustaches are exactly alike!

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Stick a toothpick into the bottom of completed mustaches. Top cupcakes and enjoy!

(Image: Jamie Shields)
(Image: Jamie Shields)

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