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Pencil Cupcakes
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Pencil Cupcakes

How cute are these pencil cupcakes for back to school? The sugar wafer pencils are so adorable! I love this recipe because it’s super fun and festive and pretty easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: back to school cupcakes, pencil cupcake recipe, pencil cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix any brand
  • 1/3 C. vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 C. water
  • 24 vanilla sugar wafers
  • 10 oz Wilton bright pink candy melts
  • 10 oz Wilton bright white candy melts
  • Chocolate chips
  • White frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line (2) 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • Combine the cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs and water.
  • Fill the muffin wells 1/2 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Around 18 minutes, insert a toothpick into the cupcakes, if it comes out clean the cupcakes are done.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Take one vanilla sugar wafer at a time and gently slice both sides of the top to resemble the point of a pencil. Repeat with all the sugar wafers.
  • Pour 1/2 of the bright pink candy melts into a microwave safe dish. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring until melted.
  • Dip the bottom portion of the sugar wafer into the melted pink chocolate to resemble the pencil's eraser and place on the parchment paper to set.
  • Pour 1/2 of the bright white candy melts into a microwave safe dish. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring until melted.
  • Dip the pointed end into the white chocolate allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl.
  • Place the vanilla wafer back on the parchment paper to set for a few minutes.
  • While the white chocolate is setting, use the paring knife to slice the chocolate chips in 1/2. Place a chocolate chip halve on the tip of the pencil.
  • Repeat with all the sugar wafers.
  • Attach the frosting tip to the piping bag and fill with white frosting.
  • Frost each cupcake in a circular motion and place a pencil on top each cupcake.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg