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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • Black paste food coloring
  • Orange and black M&M's
  • Tart 'n' Tiny candies


  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, butter and confectioners' sugar. Stir in water and extracts. Remove 1/2 cup frosting to a small bowl; tint with black food coloring. Frost cupcakes with remaining white frosting.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag. Insert a small round #5 tip; fill bag with black frosting. Decorate cupcakes with black frosting and candies as desired.

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