Sheep Cupcakes

"I mixed a few ideas to mak these cupcakes, and they went down a storm at the Findon Sheep fair in Sussex, UK. You could use what ever chocolate you can find for the head, ears and legs. I thought that they looked pretty cute with just the eyes, but you could add a red icing smile or tongue, and nostrils. You can also use a little tubes of writing icing for the white and black of the eyes."
photo by froglet photo by froglet
photo by froglet
photo by froglet photo by froglet
photo by froglet photo by froglet
Ready In:
12 cupcakes




  • Baking:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius/350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Sift the flour.
  • Mix all ingredients slowly, then fast, for 1 minute, until pale and creamy.
  • Spoon into muffin-sized paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Decorating:

  • Mix first 4 ingredients and beat until pale and creamy.
  • Pipe or spread a quantity of icing onto each cupcake, to cover the top, keeping back a small quantity to do the eyes.
  • Place 1 chocolate-covered brazil nut onto each cupcake where you would like the head to be.
  • Snap a chocolate button or coin in half and place on either side of the head as ears.
  • Snap the chocolate sticks into 4 pieces and insert each piece into the cupcake where you would like the legs to be.
  • Place marshmallows all over the rest of the icing.
  • Place 2 blobs of icing onto each brazil nut for the eyes (Or use ready-made white icing squeezy writing tubes).
  • Place a tiny chocolate chip(or a blob of black icing) onto each white eye.

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  1. these were great! had the cupcakes, large size, and two 5 yr olds to help stick on the marshmallows! we used a chocolate clinker for the face, and used melted chocolate to glue on the eyes. I got chocolate "bullets" for the legs, but ended up with a few "leg-less" sheep, as the kids said they didnt like licorice. They went down a treat at the 3 years old's party. next year I want to try the insects! they look good too!
  2. These are adorable! I wish my children were smaller to try them out on (teens and twenties)....I may just have to do it anyway. I know they will love them. Thanks for posting.


I am a very late starter in the kitchen. I have a 5-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son and would love them to enjoy cooking as I never did until recently! I found this website whilst looking for scone recipes.I had tried to make them twice before and ended up with inedible rock cakes!!! I finally got them right after trying one of the recipes here. I like REALLY well-explained recipes, and ones with US/UK conversions.
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