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Clam Shell Cookies with Buttercream
What You Need
  • 48 Nilla cupcakes
  • Food dyes of choice we used pink, teal, blue and purple
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cream
  • 24 White sixlets or large pearl sprinkles
  1. To make the frosting, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the cream until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Portion out into 4 bowls. Dye each bowl a different color using the food dye.
  4. Portion each color into a piping bag with a star tip (you can do these one at a time and just swap out the bag each time).
  5. Swirl frosting onto 6 cookies, then swap out colors if doing a variety of colors.
  6. Place 1 sixlet or pearl candy in the front of each frosting swirl.
  7. Sandwich a second cookie on each clam - however, you need to angle it so that the top cookie is touching the plate and you can clearly see the pearl.