Lamb Cupcakes

    30 minutes

    These adorable little lambs are made with your favourite chocolate cupcakes covered in a pillowy layer of marshmallows to look like wool. Loads of fun to make with the kids! You can even start with shop-bought cupcakes to save time and get straight to decorating!

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    Makes: 12 cupcakes

    • 12 chocolate cupcakes
    • 6 marshmallows
    • 24 edible sugar eyes
    • mini marshmallows (mallow bakes)
    • black licorice string
    • vanilla buttercream icing

    Preparation:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Cut the black licorice string into short lengths: 1/2 cm lengths for the noses and 1 cm lengths for the ears and tails.
    2. Cut the 6 marshmallows in half lengthways. Using a skewer, poke two holes in the top end of each half for the ears, and poke two holes at the bottom of the front (uncut) side of each for the nostrils. Take the shorter 1/2 cm licorice pieces and stick them into the marshmallows where you've poked holes for the nostrils. Take the 1 cm pieces and stick them into the marshmallows where you've poked holes for the ears.
    3. Spread the backs of two edible sugar eyeballs with a bit of buttercream icing. Attach to a marshmallow head for eyes, positioning above the nose. Repeat with remaining eyeballs.
    4. Spread an even layer of buttercream icing over the cupcakes using a spatula or palette knife. Attach a marshmallow head to each cupcake.
    5. Cover the cupcakes in mini marshmallows, sticking them to the icing by one of the flat sides. Leave space on the opposite side of the cupcake to the head to attach the tail. Poke a hole there using a skewer, then stick in the remaining 1cm licorice pieces for the tails.

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    I rarely rate a recipe. That's because I usually have success with them. But this is an awful recipe. I've been baking since I was 8 and I come from a family that has a bakery. The cake recipe tasted like sawdust. I followed the recipe to a T. I'm sorry but the cake was awful. The icing was awful. I made these for Easter dessert. They were as cute as could be. But the faces of my extended family said it all. Good concept - bad recipe. I'm going to adapt my German chocolate cake recipe for the cupcakes now and use the 150 year old family icing recipe instead of this icing. Bleah! But cute!  -  02 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    lambs came out super cute!  -  15 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    fun, good looking and delicious  -  30 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)