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. Check out all the amazing animal cupcakes that anyone, even me, can make!
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you can cut a marshmallow, you can make pig cupcakes that look this adorable.
Make Pig Cupcakes
8. Donald Duck
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
All you need are donut holes, spice drops, M&Ms, coconut, and mini marshmallows for this winter wonderland polar bear.
Make Polar Bear Cupcakes
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
The body is made from cut-up gumdrops. The stinger? A chocolate chip!
Make Bumble Bee Cupcakes
All you need is a bunch of green M&M’s to make this cute turtle shell.
Make Turtle Cupcakes
13. Hippo And Crocodile
See that hippo head? That’s a Nutter Butter cookie with Cheerios for ears and nostrils!
Make Hippo and Crocodile Cupcakes
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