Folks have been asking us how to make the little pigs on the cover of our 2016 calendar. They are actually a delicious variation on the Pigs in a Blanket from our book Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!
To make the piggies, we start by covering our cupcakes with pink frosting. The ears are made from pink marshmallows cut on the diagonal. We also use a pink marshmallow for the snout. M&Ms Minis make perfect beady little eyes, and a line of chocolate frosting forms the nostrils. Add a bit of pink taffy for the tongues. The pork butt is also made using pink marshmallows for the hooves and tail.
For the checkered blanket we roll out red and white taffy and cut it into squares. Assemble the blanket by pressing the edges of the sticky squares together. The blanket can be draped over more frosted cupcakes, or do as we do, and nestle it on top of a cream pie.
You can see more images from our 2016 calendar by clicking here.