14 Animal Cupcakes Anyone Can Make

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Baking is one of those activities that is so satisfying to me – I get to enjoy making a cake or cupcakes, and then I get to eat the delicious treat. There’s only one problem for me: decorating. I was not blessed with the artistic ability it takes to create beautiful and impressive cake decorations. I want more than anything for one of my cupcakes to look like something other than just a smear of frosting with sprinkles on top. I set out to find adorable animal cupcakes that a not-so-talented decorator can pull off. Now I can’t decide which to make first: the monkeys, hippos, owls, bunny butts, llamas…the list goes on. My kids are lucky this week.┬áCheck out all the amazing animal cupcakes that anyone, even me, can make!

1. Owls

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These owls feature Oreo/M&M eyes and an M&M beak. Yes, you can do this and totally impress your guests!
Make Owl Cupcakes

2. Sheep

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You mean all I have to do is stick a bunch of mini marshmallows all over a cupcake and it can be this cute?
Make Sheep Cupcakes

3. Butterflies

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The wings are just dipped pretzels; I’ve dipped pretzels and know how easy it is. Now I can make beautiful butterfly cupcakes!
Make Butterfly Cupcakes

4. Alligators

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It looks like all you have to do is use a ribbon tip and make it look bumpy–something I do quite well without trying. Then add some chocolate squares along the back arranged in the shape of an alligator. I love this for a boy’s birthday.
Make Alligator Cupcakes

5. Llamas

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Ok, ok, these are fondant, but they are llamas!! Also, the fondant she makes is from microwaved marshmallows. Sounds easy enough, especially if I can get a llama out of the deal.
Make Llama Cupcakes

6. Bunny Butts

Bunny Butts
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These are hilarious and require no fancy frosting. Just cover the frosting in crumbled chocolate cookies, dip some circus peanuts into white chocolate, and attach half a black jelly bean and some chocolate covered sunflower seeds for feet. For the tail, coat a mini marshmallow with corn syrup and cover with white sugar beads.
Make Bunny Butts Cupcakes

7. Pigs

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If you can cut a marshmallow, you can make pig cupcakes that look this adorable.
Make Pig Cupcakes

8. Donald Duck

Donald Duck
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How cute are these? And so simple too! Just cut a Swedish Fish in half and pop on some jelly bean eyes.
Make Donald Duck Cupcakes

9. Polar Bear

Polar Bear
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All you need are donut holes, spice drops, M&Ms, coconut, and mini marshmallows for this winter wonderland polar bear.
Make Polar Bear Cupcakes

10. Monkey

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These just crack me up–and they’re so simple! Just cut a Nutter Butter and Nilla Wafer, and you’ve got the makings of a monkey face!
Make Monkey Cupcakes

11. Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee
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The body is made from cut-up gumdrops. The stinger? A chocolate chip!
Make Bumble Bee Cupcakes

12. Turtle

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All you need is a bunch of green M&M’s to make this cute turtle shell.
Make Turtle Cupcakes

13. Hippo And Crocodile

Hippo and Crocodile
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See that hippo head? That’s a Nutter Butter cookie with Cheerios for ears and nostrils!
Make Hippo and Crocodile Cupcakes

14. Horse

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Could this cupcake be any cuter?! Just look at that circus peanut head attached to a wafer cookie. For an even bigger effect, have the edible horse munch on some granola “oats”!
Make Horse Cupcakes


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