How To Make Easy Farm Animal Cupcakes
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Last Updated on 12th March 2022 by Vicki
Hi all, today I am so excited to show you how to make these farm animal cupcakes. I made these cupcakes with my girls and I let them decide on what fondant animals to make. I’ve been wanting to make farmyard cupcakes for a while now, as I feel that they would be popular to make with young children. Here’s both a written and video tutorial showing how to make sheep and pig decorated cupcakes.
Items Needed To Make Sheep And Pig Cupcakes
Below is a list of items needed to decorate these farmyard cupcakes!
- White fondant
- Black fondant
- Green and blue fondant
- Circle cutter (same size as your cupcakes)
- Wavy cutter (optional)
- Water, to help your fondant stick if necessary.
Farm Animal Cupcakes Video Tutorial
Preparing The Cupcakes
I thought it would be effective to have two colours of fondant as the base on the cupcakes. I used green and blue to represent grass and sky. You could of course just use one colour if you wanted to.
Roll out your green and blue fondant and cut out circles the same size as your cupcakes. If you don’t have a circle cutter, you may find a cup a similar size. Next, cut these circles in half.
Spread a little jam onto the cupcake to help the fondant stick and place the half circles on the cupcake as can be seen above. Smooth with your hands or a cake smoother if you have one.
How To Make Fondant Sheep Cupcakes
The first cupcake I am showing you how to make is the sheep. If you want to go straight to the pig cupcake tutorial, then click here.
I used the wavy cutter to make the sheep’s body. If you don’t have one, you could just form some white fondant into a ball and flatten it into a disc. Stick the shape onto the cupcake leaving enough space at the bottom for the legs.
Take some black fondant and form it into a bean shape, which is slightly smaller at one end. Stick this on the body, slightly above centre.
Next, take four small pieces of black fondant and roll them into little tubes. Stick two of them underneath the body to be the legs. Flatten the next two and stick them either side of the head for ears.
Roll some white fondant into small balls and stick them on top of the head.
Keep going until all across the head is covered. I needed three, as can be seen above.
Now repeat with a second layer.
Roll two smaller balls of white fondant and stick them onto the face for eyes.
Next, take two small balls of black fondant and stick them in the middle of the eyes.
So that’s how to make the fondant sheep cupcake! Read on to see how to make the pig cupcake.
How To Make Fondant Pig Cupcakes
To make the pig’s body, roll a piece of pink fondant into a ball and then flatten it, as can be seen above.
Stick this in the middle of your cupcake. Take a tiny piece of pink fondant and roll it into a tube tapered slightly at one end. Stick this on top of the pink circle, as can be seen above. This is the pig’s tail. It looks cute to curve it slightly.
Next, take two small pieces of pink fondant and form them into tubes. Stick these on your cupcake to be the pig’s legs.
To make the pigs head, you want a piece of fondant about half the size of what you used for the body. Form it into a flat disc again and stick it in the middle of the body.
Form two small pieces of pink fondant into triangle shapes for the pig’s ears. Add them to the pig as can be seen above.
Roll a small piece of pink fondant into a ball and stick it in the middle of the face.
Flatten with your finger.
Use a toothpick to mark the nostrils.
Form two small pieces of black fondant into tiny balls. Stick them onto the pig’s face for eyes.
That’s your pig decorated cupcake finished! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make these barnyard cupcakes. They make for a really fun cake craft activity to do with your kids. Keep an eye out for my next Kids Cake Craft post where we will be making two more farmyard animals! In the meantime, if you would like to take a look at my other Kids Cake Craft ideas, then click here.
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Hi silly question. I’m new to all of this and I just want to be sure that the fondant on your cupcakes is edible. I would like to try and make these
Hi Victoria. Yes the fondant is edible. It is also often called ready to roll fondant icing, ready to roll icing or even sugarpaste. It’s all the same thing. They come in different sized blocks and colours. You can find fondant in the baking aisle of your local supermarket. Hope that helps and you enjoy making the cupcakes.😊