I made marble cupcakes, my favorite! If you've never made them, you simply mix a yellow cake mix and a chocolate mix, then layer the batter as the pictures show.
I did yellow, chocolate, then a bit more yellow.
Then you get out the toothpicks and get your helpers ready to swirl!
While they were baking, I had to make the paintbrushes. I used Pirouette cookies instead of breadsticks like the book called for. You microwave tootsie rolls for 5 seconds and then smash them together and flatten it. Then you snip the lines in it to look like bristles. Next, you roll it up, and put a dab of frosting on the end. Put that end on your cookie, and have ready a rectangle of red fruit roll up. You wrap the fruit roll up around the seam where the bristles meet the cookie to cover it up. They look GREAT! I am SUPER excited at how great these turned out!