Sheep Cupcakes (From Scratch)

Do you know one thing that’s just fun?  Cupcakes.  One thing that makes cupcakes so fun is the versatility.  You can do anything with a cupcake. Plain, frosted, colored, flavors, surprises, fun character and holiday themes…the possibilities are endless.  These sheep cupcakes are will make ewe smile and are great for Easter, spring, Communion, Timmy Time, Shaun the Sheep and farm theme parties.  Or maybe you just really like fun cupcakes.  I won’t judge.

We are making these s-ewe-per cute b-aaaa-aaad boy sheep cupcakes for our Sunday School Bake Sale on Palm Sunday. I’m pretty sure they’ll be a hit- what do you think?

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Sheep Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients –

1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
1 C. sugar
2 large egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 C. milk

Directions –

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the softened butter, sugar, egg whites and vanilla mixing
well. Slowly fold in the flour, salt and baking powder. Lastly, add
the milk continuing to stir.

Pour into greased muffin tins (or liners) and bake 20-25 minutes.
Insert a toothpick around 20 minutes and if it comes out clean the
cupcakes are done.

*Recipe is adapted from allrecipes:
http://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-white-cake/

*Makes approximately 12 cupcakes

Sheep Ingredients & Directions –

1 package of mini marshmallows
White frosting, any brand
2 small packages of Wilton black fondant (I found mine at Walmart in
the bins in the Wilton aisle near the party decorations- my fave fondant is Satin Ice fondant)
Candy eyes
Toothpicks

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Directions –

Generously frost each cupcake with white frosting and set aside.
Cut the black fondant into 1″ squares. Mold the fondant gently pinching the top to make the sheep’s ears (see photo).

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Use one of toothpicks to spread a tiny bit of frosting onto the back fondant and give you sheep 2 eyes.

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Use another toothpick to make 2 nostrils (simply press the toothpick into the fondant) and then make a mouth.

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Place the Sheep’s head on the cupcake and gently press the mini marshmallows into the frosting surrounding his head working your way to the outer edges of the cupcake.

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Repeat with all the cupcakes. :)

 

Love Easter fun?  Check out our Bunny Crunch and Lamb Cinnamon Rolls– or Bunny Salad!

Sheep Cupcakes (From Scratch)
Author: Brett
Ingredients
  • Cupcake Ingredients –
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. milk
  • Sheep Ingredients
  • 1 package of mini marshmallows
  • White frosting, any brand
  • 2 small packages of Wilton black fondant (I found mine at Walmart in
  • the bins in the Wilton aisle near the party decorations- my fave fondant is Satin Ice fondant)
  • Candy eyes
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Directions –
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Combine the softened butter, sugar, egg whites and vanilla mixing
  4. well. Slowly fold in the flour, salt and baking powder. Lastly, add
  5. the milk continuing to stir.
  6. Pour into greased muffin tins (or liners) and bake 20-25 minutes.
  7. Insert a toothpick around 20 minutes and if it comes out clean the
  8. cupcakes are done.
  9. *Recipe is adapted from allrecipes:
  10. http://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-white-cake/
  11. *Makes approximately 12 cupcakes
  12. Sheep Directions –
  13. Generously frost each cupcake with white frosting and set aside.
  14. Cut the black fondant into 1″ squares. Mold the fondant gently
  15. pinching the top to make the sheep’s ears (see photo).
  16. Use one of toothpicks to spread a tiny bit of frosting onto the back
  17. fondant and give you sheep 2 eyes.
  18. Use another toothpick to make 2 nostrils (simply press the toothpick
  19. into the fondant) and then make a mouth.
  20. Place the Sheep’s head on the cupcake and gently press the mini
  21. marshmallows into the frosting surrounding his head working your way
  22. to the outer edges of the cupcake.
  23. Repeat with all the cupcakes. :)







About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

32 comments… add one
  • these are SO adorable!

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  • Oh my goodness! How adorable these are! Very creative! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  • Awwww these are soooo cute! Great job! And you’re absolutely right: cupcakes have endless possibilities :) I love them

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  • These are so stinking adorable! I want to make them right now and I don’t even have a reason outside of their cuteness. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  • These are super adorable! And they seem really doable, even for those of us who aren’t great at crafting.

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  • These are adorable! cutest sheep ever!

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  • Oh my gosh! These are just the Cute-ist! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday.

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  • Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

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  • BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA very cute guys.

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  • Absolutely adorable my daughter would love it!

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  • Hi Brett! Totally loving your sheep cupcakes. Such a brilliant and fun little project. Fantastic idea!

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  • Brett, these are way beyond cute – I love them. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and tutorial for them at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  • These are absolutely adorable!

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  • Super Cute!

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  • These are just too adorable not to make, so cute, I love the marshmallows that look like it wool. So cute.

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  • Are these seriously not the cutest things in the whole wide world??! Oh my gosh, they are so adorable!!! I don’t think I could eat them! haha

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  • These are so cute! Perfect for birthday parties!

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  • Oh those are so adorable!!!! I am going to have to make those with Carter!! He just loves when we back fun things!

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  • How adorable and so creative. These would be fun to make.

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  • What adorable cupcakes! I like how nice these sheep cupcakes turned out and they look delicious and fun to make. I will have to make these!

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  • so cute, and they look easy to do. cupcakes have been the new thing for the past few yrs, with all of the cupcake specialty shops opening up. too bad they have so many calories. cute idea for kids.

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  • VERY BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

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    • i see what ewe did there!

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  • Super cute! These look easy and fun to make and for a novice decorator. Pretty confident they’ll turn out well.

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