How's this for bringing Picturing Disney's Wizarding Week full circle...Guess what I went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party as last year?
Hermione Jean Granger (complete with replica wand from Olivander's Wand Shoppe in Hogsmeade)!
Shell: Trim about 1/4 inch off the bottom of a red or orange gum drop and place in center of cupcake
Head: Trim about 1/4 inch off the bottom of a green gum drop. Squish the newly chopped sticky sides together so you can make your head a round ball. It takes a little working and rolling around but once you do it once, you can do it easily. Then take your skewer (or toothpick or chopstick) and poke holes where you want to eyes to go on your head. Put a little dot of frosting on the end of a mini morsel and insert into the eye hole you created. Set entire head near the shell on your cupcake.
Legs: For each turtle’s 4 legs you will need only one spearmint leaf. Slice your leaf into two, horizontally so that you now have 2 leaves. Cut a half oval out of each leaf. The ovals will be your back legs, place them in the anatomically correct place on your cupcake sugary side up. Then the remaining pieces of your spearmint leaf will be his front legs. Simply place them sugary side up so his flippers can meet the middle of the shell and still sit entirely on the cupcake.