My hubby made these cute Sheep Easter Cupcakes today for the kiddos to enjoy for an afternoon treat. They were so gosh darn adorable that I had to get this post posted as soon as he finished them up. The kids and I have been so excited for spring and of course Easter. We are always making cupcakes lately after scoring a deal on cake mixes at Target a few weeks ago. We all enjoyed the Birds Nests Cupcakes last week that I made and we were needing some more cupcakes for snacks and evening dessert.
Sheep Easter Cupcakes
These cute little sheep just put me instantly in a great mood. I think I was grinning ear to ear at how cute they turned out. I think he did a GREAT job on them.
This Sheep Easter Cupcake Recipe is so simple. Just a cake mix, icing, marshmallows and some candy clay to create these cute little sheep. I was worried about making candy clay. He decided he would make some as he knew it was quick and easy. I was totally amazed at how simple. I will be making this candy clay more often.
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup softened Butter
2 tbsp Milk
4 cup Powdered Sugar
6 oz Dark Chocolate Chips or Wafers
2 tbsp Corn Syrup
Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds then stirring and repeating process until it is melted and smooth.
Stir in corn syrup until well mixed. Mixture will be grainy.
Pour onto plastic wrap and allow to set for several hours (until firm).
Break off small pieces of the candy clay mixture and knead to soften.
Form each into a flattened cube 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 1/4″ tall.
To each of these we will attach ears at the top and using a toothpick we will carve in the mouth and nostril area.
Also place candy eyes and press in place.
Allow the heads to set for 30 minutes.
Store remaining candy clay by sealing in zippered bag and refrigerating.
Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
Allow to cool.
Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.
Ice cupcakes then decorate tops with sheep heads and mini marshmallow to represent wool.
If you are wanting to make a cute and easy Easter cupcake, give these little sheep a try. I am super excited for the kids to arrive home from school to devour their tasty sheep cupcakes.
If you are looking for other great Easter Ideas be sure to check out the Homemade Butterfinger Eggs, PEEPS S’Mores, Easter Chick Deviled Eggs, Nutter Butter Chicks, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Coconut Cream Eggs, Coconut Birds Nests Cupcakes, Easter Egg Cake Bites and the Chocolate Covered Peeps that I have shared this past week. I will be sharing some great recipes and DIY Crafts for all of your Easter Holiday needs in the next few weeks.