Giraffe Cupcakes ♥

We were invited to celebrate a special little boys 1st Birthday and we made him these cute little giraffe cupcakes.

The giraffe was made out of white fondant & chocolate fondant and the cupcakes were lemon with a lemon butter icing.

I thought I’d add a few pics of how to make them just in case someone needs to make them for their special little birthday boy or girl.

Lemon Cupcakes

225g butter

225g caster sugar

225g self-raising flour

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

zest of one lemon

Lemon Butter Icing

250g butter

1 cup icing sugar

zest of one lemon

Preheat oven to 175 ℃

Place all cupcake ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth and pale, about 2-3 minutes. Spoon the batter into cases.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cool on rack.

For butter icing, whisk ingredients until smooth and pale and pipe onto cool cupcakes.

For the fondant giraffes, roll out fondant and cut out shapes.

Glue shapes together with a little bit of water. Leave to dry and place onto cupcakes.

If anyone tries them I’d love to see them.