I was pretty excited when I saw this photo of iced cupcakes on a palette and the paintbrush with long, thick bristles. At first, I assumed that it was an ad featuring a tool I could buy for artistically challenged people like me. You know, the sort of artistically inept unfortunates who make cupcakes that come out of the oven looking like boils, which you then try to cover up by slathering icing in an uneven hotmess. But the reality is that All You provided a tutorial on how to make an edible paintbrush made of a bread stick, Fruit by the Foot and Tootsie Rolls. No reason to be disappointed here.
Sounds like the perfect activity to share with Kindergartners and a clever usage for the plethora of gathered Halloween candy. All it requires is that you microwave Tootsie Rolls, lay the softened slab on a cutting board, roll it out and slice it into fringes, leaving a solid piece holding the slithers together, then tape it onto a bread stick using Fruit by the Foot. This recipe is from the book What's New, Cupcake? By Karen Tack and Alan Richardson in which they write, “What's your favorite canvas? Cupcakes, of course!” I can't guarantee that any one will ever ask you that question, but I can guarantee that you already know the answer.