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Monday, November 19, 2012

Farm Animal Cupcakes

Oink, Peep, Baaaa...
Here are the farm animal cupcakes from Avery and Zander's Barnyard Birthday Bash!
The sheep were almond flavored cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
 I used a "grass" piping tip to make the flock's wooly coats and I made their faces and ears from black fondant.  Those crazy google eyes were store bought at Michael's.
Oh, little sheep, how I love EWE!  (Sorry, I was going to say how Maaaa-velous they look, but that's more goat than sheep, no?)
The darling little chicks were vanilla cupcakes with lemon frosting and they had a candy corn surprise in the middle! (I just dropped a candy corn into the center of each before baking)
I covered them with glittery yellow sugar and gave them fondant beaks and used large black sprinkles for eyes and colorful sprinkles for a little crown of feathers. 
This little piggy was delicious... not in a bacon or ham kind of way.  Mind you, we are vegetarians...in a chocolate covered cherry cupcake with pink vanilla frosting kind of way. (I promise I'll share the recipe soon, it's so easy and is mouthwateringly good!)
I made their snouts and ears out of bright pink fondant.  Sadly, the curly little fondant tails that I made for them looked more like facial hair gone wild, so I left them off.  I passed them out to the children who were closing in on me trying to steal the rest of the fondant, so, in a way, those little tails saved the cupcakes!
The eyes were chocolate chips.  And, as you can tell, it is cold and flu season in the barnyard.  Some of the piggies have runny noses...The piped icing I tried first was too thick and bumpy (see the top left pig?) and the more fluid icing I made had the flatter look that I wanted but was, well, too fluid.  It looked perfect when it was piped, and then when I looked back at them a few moments later...drippy noses, darn... 
The chicks and pigs were inspired by adorable farm animal muffins that I saw over at Rindy Mae.

The birthday boys enjoyed their cupcakes...
 and so did the whole gang...
 right down to the last lick of frosting!

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  1. Oh these are ADORABLE! I love the way they came out! I make fun food too over at creativekidsnacks.com.

    Great work!


  2. Carolyn these are adorable! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  3. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-turkey.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. these are all adorable!!! Well done!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasteful Tuesday at Nap-Time Creations. Just stopping by to let you know you are being featured at this weeks party! Stop by and check it out, link goes live 8:30 central time.

  5. I featured you today at Smart! School {House} on behalf of Whimsy Wednesday! The new party starts later today. We hope you come back to share your latest creations this week:)

    Thank you!
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  6. Your cupcakes are too adorable! I wish I was that creative. I would love it if you would share this on my very first Whisk Away Wednesday Linky Party today, at http://www.kreativecreationz.com.


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