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Quick and Easy Wolf Cupcakes


  • white frostitng (canned or homemade)
  • black food coloring
  • cupcakes
  • decorating tips 3, 8, 352, and 233
  • piping bags


  • Bake one recipe of your favorite cupcake flavor. While they're baking, make one recipe of your favorite white buttercream. 
  • Divide frosting in half. Reserve first half to remain white.
  • Use black food coloring to tint the other half grey. Take a smaller portion (about 1/4 of the grey frosting) and add additional food coloring to make black frosting, or use premade black from the grocery store. We won't tell!
  • Apply thin layer of grey to each cupcake.
  • Using white frosting and #8 tip, pipe a U shape in the lower 2/3 of the cupcake. Add additional frosting to the bottom portion of the U to represent the elongated snout.
  • Using the grey frosting, use the #233 grey tip to cover any remaining grey with shaggy fur. Switch to the #352 leaf tip to make the ears.
  • Using the black frosting and #3 tip, make small black circles for eyes and nose, then draw in mouth.



I used the Wilton buttercream recipe for this cake. It's not quite as luxurious as an all-butter frosting, but that shortening helps the shapes hold up much better.
Don't have decorating tips already? Get yourself a tip set. You'll be glad you did. This recipe is super forgiving if you're new to decorating.
Icing spatulas are the bomb. They spread icing so much better than regular butter knives!
Get a set of quality food coloring if you're doing a lot of decorating. I love the US Cake Supply brand because they're super concentrated, don't make the frosting taste weird, and doesn't get all over your hands. 
Sticking the cupcakes in the fridge for an hour or two will help set the shapes so the ears don't get droopy.