How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakesOn the Tuesday night I got myself settled in front of the TV (ready to watch The Great British Bake Off), laid the table out in front of me with everything I could possibly need and set off making 24 sugarpaste cats. Unfortunately these cats took a little longer than I had planned as I decided to make multiple colours. I’m sure if you made them all the same colour it wouldn’t take as long though. So in the end I made 10 little cats and 10 paw prints. How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakesMy cat inspiration came from Pinterest. I loved the look of these cute cats and the detail of how to make the face on here.I didn’t really use a guide to make them – I just made it up. This is roughly how I did it:

  • Make the body by creating a pear shape with a flat edge. Make a reasonable sized hole for the tail
  • Make the legs by rolling 4 small pieces of sugarpaste. If you want white paws just add a small piece of white sugarpaste at the end and blend it into the colour. Add 2 cuts at the end to create the paws
  • Stick the legs to the body using water or edible glue
  • Make the head following these pictures. Once you have made 1 or 2 you will find a way that suits you best. Experiment – there is no right or wrong way!
  • Stick the head on with edible glue
  • Make the tail by rolling a piece of sugarpaste and moulding it into the shape you want. Leave it to dry over night before you place it onto the cat

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

TIP: I found that the tails really didn’t want to stay in place, especially when travelling. My advice would be to either use flower modelling paste as it dries harder or make them curl up over the cats back so they don’t need to stand up.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Cake wise, my jaffa cupcakes were requested (Good choice as they are really tasty!). Otherwise, maybe you could make a vanilla green coloured buttercream and pipe it out using a grass nozzle to make it look like the cats were sitting in the grass? (I have tried colouring chocolate frosting before and it doesn’t work!!)I think they look super cute and anyone that loves cats should love these cupcakes!

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Please post a photo to my Facebook page if you have a go at making these – I would love to see them!

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A frosted cupcake is welcome at any occasion, but if you really want to garner all the ooos and ahs, upgrade your next batch by employing a few of our easy decorating tips. Even the simplest decorations, like a stack of marshmallows, as seen here in our super cute marshmallow snowmen cupcakes, have the power to transform an ordinary cupcake into something really special. The cupcake decorating ideas ahead are all just as easy, unique, and inspiring. Whether you’re a first-time cupcake decorator or you’ve been baking mini treats by the dozen for years, it’s important to remember that a thick swirl of icing—however delicious that may be—is far from your only finishing option. Here, we’re sharing some striking cupcake decorating ideas that are as fun to make as they are to eat. And if the sense of accomplishment you feel when you finish a batch isn’t enough, just wait for the reactions you’ll get when family and friends see your creations.

Instagram-worthy cupcakes don’t necessarily require master baking skills. Most of our easy cupcake decorating ideas require little more than your average kitchen utensils. The simplest option of all is to dye glazes and buttercream a beautiful array of ombré colors, then frost each cupcake using a different hue. Even easier? Flip cupcake presentation upside down by frosting an entire batch all at once like a sheet cake to create an interactive pull-apart treat.

More intricate designs require a few more tools. The secret to many of these decorated treats is a pastry bag or two and some basic decorating tips. They don’t cost much, and they can be used over and over again to create beautiful finishes. Dollop frosting and jam in a pastry bag and then pipe a swirly top on blueberry cupcakes. Outfit a pastry bag with a versatile leaf tip to create two very different floral designs: a beautiful pink rose and bright yellow sunflower. You can also turn store-bought sweets into bright-eyed owls or mint-chocolate flavored football fields; both are perfect for kid’s events.

Browse our easy cupcake decorating ideas that take your mini desserts to the next level in both appearance and flavor.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cupcakes recipe or chocoalte cupcake box mix

Tools

  • Cupcake pan

Instructions

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Bake cupcakes, either using Wilton’s recipe or one from a box mix. Remember to insert white liners into a muffin tin or cupcake pan, before adding the batter. Baking typically takes between 18-to-20 minutes. Once cupcakes pass the toothpick inserted test and are done, be sure to let them cool for at least 10-minutes.

While cupcakes are in the oven, prepare a batch and a half of our Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

Next prepare icing colors to add to completed buttercream frosting. Start by separating the completed batch of buttercream into 5 parts, 4 that are 1/2 a cup each and one that is 1 cup.

Combine Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to produce a medium green color and add to one of the 1/2 cup separated batches. Combine Royal Blue and Juniper Green icing colors to produce a dark blue color and add to one of the 1/2 cup separated batches. Combine Juniper Green and Royal Blue icing colors to produce a light green color and add to one of the 1/2 cup separated batches. Combine Rose and Sky Blue icing colors to produce a medium magenta color and add to one of the 1/2 cup separated batches.

Leave the remaining batch of buttercream frosting as is, should be 1 cup. There should be more than is needed to complete this recipe.

Once batches are mixed, they are ready to be loaded into piping bags with specific tips attached.

Put medium green frosting into piping bag with #199 Open Star Piping Tip and using our How to Pipe a Cactus Technique, pipe cacti. Put medium magenta frosting into piping bag with Open Star Cake Decorating Tip 18 and using our How to Pipe a Star Technique, pipe flowers on cacti. Put regular/white buttercream frosting into piping bag with Round Cake Decorating Tip 2 attached and pipe pull-out white dots on cacti using our How to Pipe Dots technique. In the piping bag with the Round Cake Decorating Tip #8 attached, use a spatula and stripe half of the bag with light green icing. Fill the remaining side with dark blue icing. Then using our How to Pipe a Succulent technique, pipe some succulents, starting from the outside and working towards the center.

Once decorated, plate and enjoy!

How To

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Star and round tips are not only used for details, they can also be used to pipe beautiful succulents and cacti.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Learn how to pipe a buttercream succulent.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

Fun Ideas for Parties and Special Occasions

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These adorable doggie doppelgangers are created with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is a dozen of your favorite cupcakes, a batch of white buttercream, some easy-to-find candies and a few decorating tools. Follow these simple steps to create shaggy dogs, pugs, shih tzus and more.

Puppy Dog: What You’ll Need

Gather your materials:

1 unfrosted cupcake

Piping bag with a small star decorating tip

White buttercream frosting

2 small black chocolate balls (such as Sixlets)

1 large black gumball

2 soft caramel candies

1 pink soft candy (such as taffy or Starburst)

Puppy Dog: Step 1

Puppy Dog: Step 2

Puppy Dog Cupcake

Pug: What You’ll Need

Gather your materials:

1 unfrosted cupcake

Piping bag with a round decorating tip

White buttercream frosting + ivory and black food coloring

Offset spatula, scissors, toothpick

3 small black chocolate balls (such as Sixlets)

3 soft brown or black candies (such as Tootsie Rolls or taffy)

1 soft pink candy (such as taffy or Starburst)

Pug: Step 1

Pug: Step 2

Shih Tzu: What You’ll Need

Gather your materials:

1 unfrosted cupcake

2 piping bags with small round tip

White buttercream frosting + ivory (or light brown) food coloring

Offset spatula, knife

1 small black chocolate ball (such as Sixlets)

1 oval-shaped black candy (such as black licorice candies or jelly beans)

1 pink soft candy (such as taffy or Starburst)

Shih Tzu: Step 1

Shih Tzu: Step 2

Shaggy Dog: What You’ll Need

Gather your materials:

1 unfrosted cupcake

Piping bag with a multi-opening decorating tip

White buttercream frosting + brown food coloring

Offset spatula, knife

1 large black gumball

1 oval-shaped black candy (such as black licorice candies or jelly beans)

1 pink soft candy (such as taffy or Starburst)

Shaggy Dog: Step 1

Shaggy Dog: Step 2

Poodle: What You’ll Need

Gather your materials:

1 unfrosted cupcake

Piping bag with small round decorating tip

White buttercream frosting

Offset spatula, scissors, knife

1 small black chocolate ball (such as Sixlets)

1 oval-shaped black candy (such as black licorice candy or jelly beans)

1 pink soft candy (such as taffy, Tootsie Frooties or Starburst)

Who doesn’t want a reason to celebrate their cat? Birthdays are the perfect opportunity to let our feline friends be the center of attention and let our love for them loose.

If you’re like us, you’ll take any excuse to celebrate your cat, so we scoured the Internet for cute ideas for a cat’s birthday party. (Or a cat-themed party for a human, in case your cat isn’t the partying type.) Here are some of our favorites:

How to Throw an Ameowzing Party for Your Cat’s Birthday (or Yours!)

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

1. BAKE YARN BALL CUPCAKES

What’s a party without sweet treats? Use red licorice rope to decorate your favorite cupcakes like edible yarn balls. (For human consumption only, of course!)

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

2. CATIFY YOUR GUESTS

Get everyone feeling feline – pick up some headbands and fabric or wire and transform your human guests into cats for the day. For even more fun, give everyone a candy necklace and pretend they’re cat collars!

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

3. GET THE PARTY JUMPING

Want to hype the party up? A few fishing pole cat toys are sure to keep the crowd bouncing to the beat trying to catch their favorite toy!

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

4. PLAY SOME PAWSOME BEATS

Set the scene for a good time with a curated playlist full of classic cat themed music, with tunes from music legends like Survivor, Janet Jackson and Queen.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

5. MAKE A CAT FOOD CAKE

This easy cat-friendly recipe makes the perfect “birthday cake” for your furry friend—dress it up with heart-shaped pieces of ham to make it extra special.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

6. HANG A KITTY CHANDELIER

Decorate the party space with toy mice and embroidery hoops. Bonus: this décor doubles as your cat’s newest obsession when the party’s over.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

7. DIP SOME PUSHEEN DONUTS

Your human party guests may not be great at catching mice—so make it easy for them by whipping up some of these adorable kitty cat doughnuts. Don’t forget the rainbow sprinkles!

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

8. SET THE SCENE

Prep your place for a photo op with alphabet balloons to spell out a fun phrase like “CATS ROCK” and a shiny backdrop on the wall. Set up a tripod and take portraits of everyone with their cats!

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

9. CAT PARTY FAVOR BAGS

Send your guests home happy with some cat treats and some human treats packaged in paper bags decorated with construction paper cat faces.

Ta-da! A little frosting, a few treats and this party is about to be ameowzing! However you celebrate your furry friend’s big day – just make sure you’re only treating them to foods that are safe for cats to eat.

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Use Peppermint Patties to create these cute Black Cat Cupcakes for your Halloween party or any cat themed event like an cat adoption or birthday party.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

The image that comes to mind when I think about cats at Halloween is very cartoonish. I imagine a cat perched on a white picket fence with a full moon behind him in the dark night sky. He’s just finished eating a fish he found in a back alley garbage can and he’s howling and hissing as someone from an open window yells for him to “shut up.”

I spent too many Saturday morning’s watching cartoons as a kid, I guess.

So, when I set out to design these cupcakes, I couldn’t get that vision out of my head.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

I wanted these kitties to look as though they were a part of that scene from the cartoon.

To do this, I nestled some Peppermint Patty Black Cats on chocolate cupcakes topped with a big swirl of chocolatey black frosting and surrounded the little cakes with white picket fence cupcake wrappers. Now that they looked like they were perched on a fence, I placed a fish carcass in their paws to complete the look.

Each of these Black Cat Cupcakes brings the imagined cartoon to life and better yet, tastes great.

Watch the video to see how to put them together.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

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I’m all about having the right tools and accessories for the right job, especially when it comes to household and kitchen tasks – and what’s more fun than when these accessories are also cat -themed? I rounded up some of my favorites for you.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

This 6-piece cookie cutter set features cats playing, curled up and sitting down – and it even includes a mouse shape. Available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

This generously sized (4 x 4 x 1 inches) cat face cookie cutter will give you endless options for decorating. Available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

This gorgeous handmade cat rolling pin and creates beautiful cookies. The solid wood laser engraved embossing rolling pin can even be customized with an image of your choice, a name, or even a company logo. Available from Amazon.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

These adorable sugar decorations come in an assortment of twelve 1 1/4 inch cat faces. They can be used to decorate cakes or cupcakes. Available from Amazon.

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This beautifully illustrated book features over two dozen easy-to-follow recipes for cookies, cupcakes and more. For anyone who loves Hello Kitty, desserts, or both! Available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

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How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

We love when the last bits of winter have finally been swept off, our garden flowers are in bloom, and spring is fully underway. Maybe that’s why Easter is one of our favorite holidays of the year—and why we always feel celebrating. There are many wonderful Easter treats that you can serve at a classic Easter brunch: from cakes to cookies (and there’s all that candy, of course). But the treats our kids are always clamoring for are the Easter cupcakes. There’s something about getting a whole little cake all to yourself, piled high with frosting and treats, that makes it even better than a slice of a bigger cake. Plus, cupcakes make great additions to the Easter basket—they can even be hidden around the house among the eggs!

To help you bake up the perfect batch for your celebrations, we’ve gathered together our favorite Easter and spring-themed cupcake recipes and decorating ideas. We’ve got kid-friendly designs topped with bunny rabbits and baby chicks, as well as more subtle takes on the season, like “dirt” covered carrot-patch cupcakes, cakes topped with elegant edible flowers, and even cupcakes baked in an actual Easter egg shell! Whether you’re planning an egg hunt at home with the family, baking up a batch to bring to a church picnic, or planning a more adult-style Easter brunch with a few girlfriends and a mimosa or two, these cupcakes recipes will make sure the holiday feels complete!

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Leave one out for the Easter Bunny as a cute thank you. The mini terra-cotta pots take these over the top!

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

Fun-sized flower cookies make for absolutely adorable toppers.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

These elegant any-occasion treats get just the right amount of spring garnish from a simple edible flower.

How to decorate cat‐themed cupcakes

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