Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcakes

I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and was mesmerized…..what a perfect accompaniment to my dessert buffet!  This is incredibly simple to make, so creative, and your guests will be sure to be impressed.


Vanilla Cupcakes (Prepare per boxed mix instructions)

Buttercream Frosting

Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Strawberry Jam

White Chocolate, Grated



Prepare the vanilla cupcakes per the boxed mix instructions and let cool.  When ready, place the buttercream frosting in a large Ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner.  Zig-zag the frosting on top of the cupcake to look like spaghetti (the picture below looks more like linguine since I cut the hole too large).  In the meantime, warm up the strawberry jam in the microwave or on the stovetop.  Place the Ferrero Rocher chocolate in the strawberry jam – one at a time.  Remove immediately and place on top of the frosting so the chocolate looks like a “meatball”.  Sprinkle the grated white chocolate on top of the “meatball” to look like grated parmesan cheese.  Garnish with fresh basil to finish the look.  Enjoy!!