Lamb & Flower Orange Cupcakes
24
cupcakes
20 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package white cake mix

1 cup milk

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 tablespoons freshly squeezes orange juice

2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

1 (1.5-ounce) bottle flower-shaped cake sprinkles

Frosting

1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 (7-ounce) jars marshmallow crème

Decorations

1 (10.5-ounce) package miniature marshmallows

Gumdrops

Decorator candy eyes

Licorice pieces or licorice nibs

Lollipops

Decorator sugars, jimmies, sprinkles and/or edible glitter

Green taffy candy

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cupcake ingredients except sprinkles in bowl; beat on low speed until combined. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in sprinkles.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide batter evenly among paper liners. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 1 1/2 cups butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat on medium speed until creamy. Add marshmallow crème; continue beating until well mixed. Set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Lamb Cupcakes: Create lamb faces by, flattening black gumdrops to 1/4-inch thickness, using palm of hand. Poke holes into gumdrops for nostrils. Attach candy eyes and licorice pieces for ears, using frosting to adhere. Set aside. Frost cupcakes, creating mound of frosting in center. Attach 1 lamb face on front 1/3 of each cupcake. Place miniature marshmallows onto cupcakes, pressing into frosting to adhere. Attach licorice pieces or licorice nibs for tails.

  6. STEP 6

    Flower Cupcakes: Decorate lollipops as flowers. Slice colorful gumdrops and attach onto lollipop using frosting as shown. Frost cupcakes, creating mound of frosting on top of each cupcake. Roll frosted cupcake tops in green sprinkles, jimmies, decorator sugar and/or edible glitter. Shape leaves out of green taffy candy. Wrap green taffy candy around stem of lollipop; push stem into cupcake.

Tip #1

Black gumdrops can be found in candy stores or in the bulk bins or in mixed packages at discount, grocery or drug stores. The recipe has also been tested using other colors of gum drops (white, pink) or a large marshmallow cut in half for the face. The “eyes” for the lambs can be purchased in discount chain stores, craft stores or cake decorating stores in the candy and cake decorating section. Dark cupcake liners and the candy flowers can also be purchased in this area. Other colors of cupcake liners could also be used.

Nutrition

350Calories
18Fat (mg)
65Cholesterol (mg)
300Sodium (mg)
46Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)

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  April 03, 2014

These were a huge hit! The icing is super delicious. I use it for all of my cakes.

— says Monique
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  April 05, 2012

Very easy once I figured out the best way to substitute for the gumdrop faces. They were a huge hit at my daughter's Easter Party!

— says Caroline
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  March 29, 2012

A little extensive, but very cute, and not that complicated! They went very well,

— says Abigail
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  March 20, 2012

have two baby showers coming up at work these will be so cute to welcome the little lambs

— says Cathy
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  March 14, 2012

So cute!! Will make for our church's Easter "Spring Fling"!

— says Chris
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