Eid-ul-Adha is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to bake sheep cupcakes with the kiddos! You can explain to them the significance of the sacrifice and why we do it every Eid-ul-Adha. The kids and I had a great time assembling the tiny sheep faces and eating the frosting!
The easiest way to “make” cupcakes is to use boxed cake mixes, but making them from scratch tastes soooo much better and you can ensure that you are using only the best ingredients. Once you go homemade, you will never go back to the box. It’s a little more effort, but I promise it’s worth it 🙂 I baked my cupcakes using the Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes recipe by Glorious Treats. I used Joy of Baking’s Buttercream Frosting recipe, it is absolutely divine and comes out perfectly in my stand mixer.
* brown or black cupcake liners
* frosting bag
* frosting tip, star shape
* candy eyeballs (Note: Wilton’s has gelatin in it, I posted an alternate link. You can also make your own using icing, marshmallows, white fondant, edible black felt tip pen, black gel frosting, etc. Or, find a cake supply store and see if they carry royal icing eyeballs without any gelatin)
* Tootsie Rolls
Make sure cupcakes are cooled completely. Attach the star tip to the bag and fill it up with white frosting. Push the frosting down and twist the bag on the top. Using steady pressure, squeeze the bag so the frosting comes out in a star shape, then lightly lift up. Repeat until you have gone around the edge of the cupcake.
Keep repeating until the entire cupcake is filled with “stars”. I added some extra stars on top of the first layer to give more of layered effect. Hint: practice making rows of the shape on a piece of parchment paper until you feel comfortable. This part might seem daunting, but once you master it, it’s really fun!
Kids are hard at work. We forgot to take a picture of the sheep head with the ears attached. Take a small Tootsie Roll piece and simply attach onto the sides of the head for the ears. Gently pick up the head and place on top of the frosted cupcake!
Don’t they look so cute?? I almost felt bad eating them…
Hope you try making these easy sheep cupcakes for Eid. Please send us a message below if you have any questions!