I had a lot of fun making cupcakes for a special 3 year old girl’s birthday party. The party’s theme was “Zoo Animals” and all of the children were going to be wearing animal costumes. The birthday girl’s costume was an elephant. Her parents ordered 2 ½ dozen cupcakes for the party and left the decorating up to me. I decided to make individual elephant head cupcakes. The pictures I took do not do them justice – they looked better in person. But I just had to share them with my blog fans because they were pretty cute.
1.5 # unsalted butter, softened
2# powdered sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp vanilla
2 oz water (approximately ¼ cup)
1 tsp lemon juice
I used Wilton Brand Icing Color Black to make the frosting elephant grey. Using a toothpick, add small amounts to the frosting until it reaches the desired color.
Here are step by step instructions on how I made the cupcakes transform into elephants
I hope you enjoyed today’s lesson. If you have any questions or need a good cake recipe, please leave me a comment and I will be happy to help.