1containercream cheese frostingOR your favorite homemade frosting
Make 'em into a ZEBRA
White Sparkling Sugar
Black Candy Melts
Black Sparkle Gel
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners and set aside.
In a large bowl, briskly whisk the eggs for 20 seconds. Add in the vegetable oil, sour cream, vanilla, and buttermilk. (If you don't have buttermilk, combine 1/2 cup of milk with 1/2 tbsp. white vinegar in a separate cup and let sit for 5 minutes and then add to mixture.) Mix.
Add in the cake mix and pudding mix (both not prepared) and stir to combine. (Do not over-stir or beat in too much air.)
Fill up the liners 3/4ths the way full and bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove and allow to cool completely.
Frosting and Decorating
Frost the cupcakes smoothly with a butterknife.
Pour the white sparkling sugar into a bowl and dip the frosted cupcakes into the sugar. Gently press to coat all of the frosting in the sprinkles.
Frost the back of a black candy melt and adhere it to the bottom half of the cupcake. Add 2 M&M's for ears.
Use the black sparkle gel to add hair to the zebra (in between the M&Ms), stripes, eyes, and a smile face to the candy melt.