Monday, September 19, 2011

lil' sheep cakes!

I had seen these precious sheep cupcakes floating around the internet and just this weekend I had the opportunity to make them for someone's birthday!
(who happened to have an affinity for the ovines of the world)

Here's what you need:
Cupcakes + white icing (I used whipped vanilla)
Marshmellow fondant (recipe)
Black food coloring (I used Wilton)
Mini marshmellows
White sprinkle balls

Bake up your favorite cupcake recipe....

Then take your marshmellow fondant (mine is pink b/c I had left over colored fondant from another project) and add a generous amount of food coloring.

With a powdered sugar dusted work surface and dusty fingers, knead the fondant until all the color is mixed in. Add powdered sugar if the fondant sticks to you or the table top/waxed paper.

...ta da.. *it is possible even if you have to work it for a while*

Using your fingers and modeling skills, form the shape of your sheep head.

Using clean kitchen scissors, cut some of the marshmellows in half. The varying sizes of the marshmellows on the cupcakes give dimension to these little guys.

Stick your head and marshmellows on the cupcake. Add your white sprinkles for eyes.

And there you have it... Little Bo Peep would be proud!

Sew. Sweet.


  1. These are super cute! The mascot of my college sorority was a lamb, so these would be great to make for reunions!

  2. How creative! I love them! My daughters would go crazy for these.

  3. These are so cute and fun! I can see them being perfect for a young child's birthday party.

  4. You are a genius! What adorable cupcakes.
    I would love for you to post this on my Fall In Love linky party today.

  5. ohmigosh, these are dang c-ewe-te!!!

  6. These are adorable! and except for the fondant, look very easy to make... maybe i can substitute black licorise! They wouldn't be nearly as cute as yours though! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh my goodness, these little sheep are really cute! You did a fabulous job! Oh so creative! I would love to have you share this at Show & Share!

  8. These are so precious. I don't know if I could stop eating them.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  9. So cute! I loVe them.

  10. Wow - so creative & cute.. I love them.. Found ya on hop/linky party, officially following with smiles.. Great blog you have here & I can't wait to read more.. I'm Marilyn from - hope you can stop in sometime.. :)) TY

  11. ps: love your pinterest.. following ya ;))

  12. Lovely! Can't wait to try it out!
    Thanks :)

  13. These are adorable! I have just the friend who could appreciate these, as she loves all thing sheep! Saw you over at A Crafty Soiree.

  14. Those might very be the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen. LOVE! I am a new follower from the Exodus 35 Creativity Party. Vicky @

  15. THE CUTEST cupcake ever! They are so cute all together. Thanks for the instructions.

  16. You are so clever! Your instructions were fabulous too-thanks so much!

    Best wishes,

  17. I loved these cute sheep! You are featured this week :)


  18. Well, Those might very be the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen. I am a new follower from the Exodus 35 Creativity Party. I enjoyed lot.
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  19. This is adorable!! Love how they came out and I am a new follower! Hope you have a great day!