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Forky Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Keyword cupcake, vanilla
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes


Easy Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs room temperature
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 12 TBSP Unsalted butter melted
  • 2 TSP Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup Milk

Forky Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 container White frosting
  • 1 package Cherry Peel 'N Pull Twizzlers
  • 2 Blue Twizzler Straws
  • 12 Large candy eyes
  • 12 Small candy eyes
  • 24 White cupcake wrappers
  • 12 Popsicle sticks
  • 24 Glue Dots (or double-sided tape)


Vanilla Cupcake Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line one 12-cup standard muffin tin with white cupcake liners.

  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.

  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 2 minutes.

  4. While beating, gradually pour in the melted butter and then the vanilla.

  5. While mixing slowly, add half of the flour mixture. Then add all the milk, followed by the remaining flour mixture; take care not to overmix the batter.

  6. Divide the batter evenly in the muffin tin. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.

Forky Decorating Instructions:

  1. Once cooled, place each cupcake in an additional white cupcake liner. Break a wooden popsicle stick in half to form Forky's feet. (I saved sticks from my kids' popsicles and ran them through the dishwasher, so I was able to upcycle them for Forky.) Use Glue Dots to attach the "feet" to the bottom of the outer cupcake wrapper.

  2. Note, I was unable to find rainbow stickers for Forky's foot. But it would be cute if you can find them or draw one with markers.

  3. Frost each cupcake with white frosting. I use this frosting bag and tips. Swirl icing onto each cupcake coming to a point, and then add additional points on either side. Creating three peaks at the top of the cupcakes.

  4. To create Forky's arms, peel the Pull 'n Peel Twizzlers into strips. Cut each strip into quarters. Cut one quarter into thirds, these will become the fingers.  The arms are made from the quarter pieces.

  5. Attach two "finger" strips to an "arm" piece to create a three-fingered hand. To attach, use the side of a butter knife to press the pieces together. Stick the arms between the cupcake liners.

  6. Use red Pull 'N Peel Twizzlers to create eyebrows, approximately 1.25 inches in length.

  7. To create the mouth, flatten a blue Twizzler Straw and slice in half lengthwise. Use your fingers to squish, pull and roll the Twizzler into a thin roll. Loop a piece into a circle and use your fingers to squish ends together to form the mouth.

  8. Finally, place eyebrows, two different size eyes and the mouth on the frosted cupcake.

Recipe Notes

If making Forky cupcakes with kids, allow them to use any color Twizzlers to create Forky's face and arms. That's the best thing about Forky crafts, he was made by a kid so every kid can make their own.