Alexis turned 3 and she wanted "pink pig" cupcakes. I saw something like this in a cookbook "100 Best Cupcakes," and I wanted to try it.
I used white cake mix and doctored it up a bit to make it cherry (whole cherries in a food processor then added to the mix). I made 24 regular size cupcakes and 24 minis (shown above) but only filled those 1/4 full in order to get the snout shape.
Ice, stack, fruit leather ears and mini candy eyes and Viola! Alexis had pig cupcakes for her birthday!
These would be a great project for older kids' parties too.