1container cream cheese frosting OR your favorite homemade frosting
Make 'em into a ZEBRA
White Sparkling Sugar
Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips
Black Sparkle Gel
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 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 prepareand 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.
Press two dark chocolate chips to make the panda some ears. Add 2 more chocolate chips for eye sockets and then one below for a nose (the "nose" chocolate chip is pressed into the cupcake on its side).
Use the black sparkle gel to adhere the edible eyes to the chocolate chips and then to add a mouth below the chocolate chip "nose."