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Sheep Cupcakes

Updated January 21, 2019

Sheep Cupcakes
How cute are these Easter Sheep Cupcakes? Kids will love to make and eat them, plus they are so easy to make. All you need is 8 ingredients to whip up this fun recipe that the kids can even help with.

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Sheep Cupcakes Process

Sheep Cupcakes

Sheep Cupcakes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 44 minutes


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 6 oz Dark Chocolate Chips or Wafers
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup


  • Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds then stirring and repeating process until it is melted and smooth.
  • Stir in corn syrup until wel mixed. Misture will be grainy.
  • Pour onto plastic wrap and allow to set for several hours (until firm).
  • Break off small pieces of the candy clay mixture and knead to soften.
  • Form each into a flattened cube 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/4" tall.
  • To each of these we will attach ears at the top and using a toothpick we will carve in the mouth and nostril area.
  • Also place candy eyes and press in place.
  • Allow the heads to set for 30 minutes.
  • Store remaining candy clay by sealing in zippered bag and refrigerating.
  • Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  • Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.
  • Ice cupcakes then decorate tops with sheep heads and mini marshmallow to represent wool.
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