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!

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Sheep Cupcakes (From Scratch)
 
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Ingredients
  • Cupcake Ingredients -
  • ½ C. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ C. flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ 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. :)



Shaun The Sheep Review

My husband is a big fan of claymation, like Wallace and Gromit, etc…  So needless to say, he and the kids were ecstatic when they learned that Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment were releasing a new DVD, on April 19, 2011, called Shaun the Sheep: The Big Chase!, and we had an advanced sample to review!  I just love these stories.  They are kind of quirky, fun for the kids and great for parents too.  I love that the length of each story is short (about 10-15 minutes), so that you can show a short video before bed or nap without investing a lot of tv time.  I love how the characters are cute and cuddly but have honery personalities.

Here is a synposis of Shaun the Sheep:  The Big Chase! [click to continue…]