Sheep Cupcakes

Hello everyone! We hope you’re having an awesome weekend! Having not done a shenanigan in a few days, we got a little antsy to make a springtime treat this afternoon. Of course, Pinterest is never one to disappoint- enter sheep cupcakes. Always slaves to the aesthetic, we thought they were adorable and wanted to give them a shot. The original Pin used fondant to make the sheep heads, se we figure we would try and simplify them. Here’s how they turned out:

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Our Version

First, gather your ingredients:

  • white cake mix
  • white icing
  • chocolate icing
  • mini marshmallows
  • regular-sized marshmallows
  • cupcake sleeves (optional)
  • Ziploc
  • scissors

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Bake your cake mix to the package directions into cupcakes. Grab your marshmallows. We used one regular marshmallow and about 15 mini marshmallows per cupcake.

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Frost your cupcake with a generous layer of white icing. If the icing is too thin the marshmallows will have trouble sticking.

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Cut your regular-sized marshmallow in half.

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Take half of the regular-sized marshmallow and squish it so it makes more of a head shape. The cupcakes we made without squishing the head looked a little strange.

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Put your chocolate icing in the Ziploc and cut a tiny hole in the corner. Use this to draw your sheep’s face. This does take a few tries to get right, so don’t be too hard on yourself. The first several we made looked like Jason straight out of “Friday the 13th” (avoid that unless you are in the mood for serial-killer inspired cupcakes).

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Place the face on the front side of the cupcake.

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Cut the other half of the regular-sized marshmallow in half again, and use these to make the ears.

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Use the mini marshmallows to make the sheep’s wool. We found that they looked cuter when we places the mini marshmallows on their sides rather than sticking out.

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You’re all done! We realize that our sheep look a bit more like poodles, but that was just a happy accident! We love the way these turned out- they’re adorable and we didn’t have to try our hand at molding fondant! What do you guy

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Shananometer- homemade peppermint serving tray

Our follower, Melanie, was kind enough to tweet us her farm animal shenanigans! They are so cute, looks like fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Be sure to check out some of our other springtime shenanigans!

Picture-of-rainbow-cake                   Cake tree

    Rainbow Cake                                 Cupcake Tree

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11 Responses

  1. Joann

    Amazing and so cute! These are a MUST TRY cupcake! Great idea and so creative!!!

  2. Melanie Shields

    They’re cute. My girls and I made these, and also pig and dog ones, a couple weeks back, cute and easy. Can put pictures on my pinterest if you’re interested x