Creating cat cupcakes doesn't have to be a chore. Armed with the step-by-step directions on this page, all you need is a little fondant and patience. The kitty inspired creations on this page are sure to please!
Halloween Cat Cupcakes
Difficulty Level: Experienced
No doubt these Halloween cat cupcakes will cast a spell on you! The body of this cute kitty is made from fondant with eyes made of white sugar pearls. Since this design is basic, you can use them for other occasions when you need an adorable feline to be the center of attention.
Bakery/Cake Goods needed:
Cat Cupcakes Decorating Supplies:
- Your favorite batch of chocolate cupcakes
- Your favorite Butter Cream Frosting tinted Orange
(we used Wilton’s paste icing color in Orange)
Cupcake Icing Tools
- Pre-made batch of fondant tinted Black
- Pearl Sprinkles
- Small food safe paint brush
- Icing pens in yellow and black
- Wilton's 1M Star Icing Tip or Ateco #840 Round Tip
- Icing Bag
Directions for making the Cat:
- Brown Cupcake Liners OR Halloween themed cupcake wrapper
- Black Sugar Pearls (optional)
Step 1: After kneading the fondant, break off a small ball. Roll the ball into a semi-sausage. With your fingers form it into a pear shape with the widest part creating your base.
Step 2: Break off another smaller piece of fondant and roll into an oval shape. This is the cat's head. With paint brush, dab a bit of water at the top of the pear shape and attach the oval.
Step 3: Roll a third piece of fondant into a long, thin string, but not too thin. Attach with water to the side of the cat's body and curl over the tip. This is the tail.
Step 4: Flatten a piece of fondant, and with a sharp knife, but out two small triangles. Attach thos to the top of the cat's head.
Step 5: Press two sugar pearls into the cat's head to form eyes. Using the decorator pens, draw in irises and pupils.
Directions for Icing the Cat Cupcakes:
Step 1: Fill the icing bag with orange butter cream and fit the opening with a 1M tip. Using a circular motion, squeeze out icing to cover the top of the cupcakes.
Step 2: Place the cat on top of the cupcake.
Directions Finishing Touches:
If you’ve already baked your cupcake in a brown liner, you are set to go. You can also embellish your cupcake with a fun Halloween themed cupcake wrapper you purchased or made yourself.
Sprinkle the top with black sugar pearls.
Simple Black Cat Cupcakes
Difficulty Level: Easy
Making black cats are super easy when you adapt a bunny cutter and turn it into a kitty! Special thanks to the Catsparella blog for sharing tons of cat-themed cupcakes that inspired this design for Cupcakes Plan and Fancy.
Bakery/Cake Goods Needed:
- A batch of your favorite chocolate or vanilla cupcakes
- A batch of your favorite butter cream frosting
Kitty Decorating Supplies:
Cupcake Icing Tools:
- 1 small batch of black pre-made fondant
- Bunny Fondant Cutter
(we used the 1-1/4" x 5/8" rabbit cutter from the PME Rabbit Cutter Set of 2)
- Small rolling pin
- Small sharp knife
- Icing Bag and Icing Coupler
- Wilton #2 Round Icing Tip
- Black Butter cream Icing
(homemade or store bought in a tube)
- Ateco #808 Round Tip
- Icing Bag
- White Sugar Sprinkles
Making the Cats:
Step 1: Using the small rolling pin, roll the black fondant out on a flat surface.
Step 2: Cut out bunny shapes using the PME rabbit cutter. Using the small knife trim the ears so they are short and pointy. Set aside cat shapes on wax paper to harden.
Icing and Decorating your Cat Cupcakes:
Step 1: Fit the opening of the icing bag with the Ateco #808 icing tip and fill the bag with butter cream.
Step 2: Starting slightly in from the outside edge of the cupcake, use a circular motion and squeeze the icing out to cover the cupcake.
Step 3: Pour sugar sprinkles into a shallow dish and roll the iced cupcake in the sugar.
Step 4: Carefully place a fondant cat in the center of the cupcake.
Step 5: Fit the opening of an icing bag with the icing coupler and Wilton #2 icing tip. Fill bag with black icing.
Pipe a curly tail onto the cat.
Products used to make this cupcake:
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