Fanciful cupcakes are easier to make than you might think. For a cat lover these kitty cupcakes will be a delight. Using baked cupcakes, candy and store-bought frosting you can make a batch of cat cupcakes in less than an hour. This cupcake design is simple enough for children to do, but the finished product makes it a suitable project for adults, too. Use your favorite colors to create your own cat cupcakes featuring feline faces.
Things You'll Need
- White cake frosting
- Food coloring
- Baked and cooled cupcakes
- Icing spatula or spreader
- Brown or black cake decorator gel icing with applicator tip (optional)
- Black rope licorice
- Jelly beans
- Round cookies
Combine white cake frosting with food coloring to create the color desired for the cat's fur. To make a black cat, skip this step and use chocolate frosting. To make a yellow cat, combine drops of yellow food coloring with the frosting and mix. Add more food coloring until the desired color is achieved.
Spread a thick layer of cake frosting on top of each of the cupcakes, smoothing it with the icing spatula. Use 1 to 2 tbsp. of icing per cupcake.
Draw strips across the cupcakes with the brown or black decorator gel icing if you would like to create a striped cat face.
Cut the licorice rope into six pieces measuring 2 to 3 inches long for each cupcake.
Press the licorice into the bottom, center portion of the cat face to resemble whiskers. Use three licorice pieces per side and angle the licorice slightly.
Place a jelly bean in the center where the licorice pieces meet to create a nose for the cat.
Affix two jelly beans of the same color above the nose and whiskers to make the cat's eyes.
Cut each cookie into quarters.
Place two quarters at the top of each cat face with the points pointing away from the cupcake to make the cat's ears.
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