Animal fun

Now where was I? It’s been a while since my last post…

I decorated ~40-50 cupcakes for the next party. It took quite a bit of time and transportation again was an issue. I decided to decorate the cupcakes at the party because I didn’t want them to get mangled in transport. I made elephant, tiger, monkey, zebra, lion, and giraffe faces. I’m glad they were a hit with the kids at the party.

Animal Cupcakes CloseUp

Animal Cupcakes

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  1. Cristina Said:

    Hi, those cupcakes are so cute! How did you make the elephant ears and trunk? Thank you in advance!

    • frazi Said:

      Hi Cristina,

      I used royal icing to pipe the ears and trunk. For the ears I used tip#104, like making a large 1/2 of a lilly pad. I let dry then piped on pink royal icing using tip#3. For the trunk I used either a tip#5 or #7 depending on the thickness. I just piped a backwards J. Hope this helps!

      Frazi

  2. Mehr Said:

    heyy! those cupcakes are so cute! I love them! Did you just use buttercream icing for them?

    • frazi Said:

      Hi Mehr,

      Yes, I used buttercream icing for the colored cupcakes and chocolate buttercream for the monkey cupcake.

      I’m glad you like them!

      Frazi

  3. Brenda Ressa Said:

    awww!…. those are ADORABLE! i’m turning 13 October 19. and my sister is turning 4 October 2… an d we are having a circuis theme to celebrate are both b-day’s october 10.. and iwanted to know how to make those cup-cakes with my mom. the Elephant, Tiger and the Lion..thanks!!!!…

    • frazi Said:

      Hi!

      So sorry for the late reply. I was actually traveling for work and didn’t get a chance to check my blog…nor update it…in a long while.

      Use royal icing to create the giraffe horns (?!), the elephant’s trunk/ears, lion ears and zebra ears. I think I used the leaf tip for the ears, a normal circle tip for the trunk and a smaller circle tip for the giraffe horns. I think I used the petal tip to make the elephant ears. I used a lot of the circle tips to create the squiggly lines for the zebra/tiger stripes, spots for the giraffes, and mane for the lion.

      The tough part was transporting the cupcakes without getting them mangled in the process, but now-a-days they have the those cupcake caddies that are really handy! The other tough part was having a lot of piping bags with different colored icings!

      Good luck, but most of all, have fun!

      frazi

  4. Robyn Said:

    Can you explain how you made the ears on the elephant? Are they icing or something else? Thanks, my daughter loves elephants so I am making them for her birthday next week.

    • frazi Said:

      Hi Robyn,

      I’m so sorry for the late reply! I just had a chance to check my blog just now since my last post! I hope I’m not too late!

      I used royal icing for the elephant ears. I don’t remember what tip I used, but it was the one that is used to make leaves. I just did kind of a semi-circle w/ ripples.

      Hope this helps! Please send pix of the cupcakes if you can!

      Frazi

  5. Natalie Said:

    These animal ones are adorable!!!! How did u make them???

    • frazi Said:

      Hi Natalie,

      Sorry for the delay.

      I used buttercream icing (tinted w/ Wilton gel food coloring, which you can buy at Michaels) for the elephant, tiger, zebra, lion, & giraffe cupcakes and chocolate buttercream for the monkey cupcake.

      For the elephant, I used royal icing (tinted w/ Wilton black gel food coloring – use a little at a time until you get the grey color you like) to pipe the ears and trunk. For the ears I used tip#104, like making a large 1/2 of a lilly pad. I let dry then piped on pink royal icing using tip#3. For the trunk I used either a tip#5 or #7 depending on the thickness. I just piped a backwards J.

      I also royal icing to create the giraffe horns (?!), lion ears and zebra ears. I think I used the leaf tip for the ears and a smaller circle tip for the giraffe horns. I think I used the petal tip to make the elephant ears. I used a lot of the circle tips to create the squiggly lines for the zebra/tiger stripes, spots for the giraffes, and mane for the lion (which were the buttercream icings).

      Hope this helps!

      Thanks,
      Frazi

  6. Hi, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when
    opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, fantastic blog!

  7. Howdy would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I
    must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.

    Can you recommend a good internet hosting
    provider at a fair price? Many thanks, I appreciate it!

    • frazi Said:

      Hi there,

      I’m using http://www.wordpress.com to host my blog. I think there other popular ones out there, like http://www.blogger.com. I hope this helps as I don’t know much about internet hosting providers. I leave that to my husband and he leaves the cake decorating to me. :)

      Good luck,
      Frazi


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