Animal Cupcake Toppers

Interested in making cute little animal cupcake toppers for your next party? Check out these great zebras, hippos, monkeys and pigs!

The baby shower has an animal theme

I received the pictures below for inspiration for animal cupcake toppers for a baby shower. The cupcakes needed to travel almost 5 hours by bus to New York City and they’d be eaten the next day. I knew I wanted to make something flat, cute and transportable using the photos Diamando sent as inspiration.

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Baby Block Cupcake Toppers

These adorable baby blocks make the perfect accent for your baby shower cupcakes. They look great with any color combination and they are really fun to make. To make these you should be comfortable working with fondant and royal icing.

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How to make baby block cupcake toppers

  1. First, select your color palate. For this baby shower, the couple was going with the classic baby block primary and secondary color palate. I would need red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
  2. Select your first color. Determine the desired size of your blocks. Roll out a sphere and then use a paring knife to slice the edges to make it square. Repeat for each block.
  3. Using a pastry bag filled with white royal icing, pipe each block with a letter from A-Z or a number from 1-9. Pipe little dots on each corner to add some whimsey. I chose to only pipe the top of the block as they would be sitting down on top of a cupcake. However, you could allow the top icing to dry and then repeat the process on all sides.
  4. Place them on top of your frosted cupcakes and just like that you have adorable baby shower cupcakes with a baby block theme.

Other ways to use your baby block cupcake toppers

Of course you can put these on cupcakes, but you can also add them as a message on any layer cake or cookie cake. Frosted brownies are a lot of fun too! They are great for baby showers, but also for little kid birthday parties.

Ladybug Cupcakes

I made these ladybug cupcakes to go with The Very Hungry Caterpillar cake for a baby shower. I love to make cupcake toppers like this because they add a fun flair to a cupcake for a party. Follow these steps to make your own ladybug cupcake toppers!

Roll out balls of red

Use a standard amount of red fondant so your ladybugs are all roughly the same size. If it is humid or you work quickly, you may leave them uncovered. Otherwise, cover them with plastic wrap so they don’t dry out while waiting for embellishment.

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