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Jungle Fun Cupcakes Scene


Lions, tigers and monkeys ? oh my, they certainly make for a wild cupcakes scene that would be great for a birthday party. Display your cupcake creations using the Wilton 13-Ct. Cupcakes-N-More Dessert Stand.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1
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Step 1

Make animal figures 24 hours or more in advance. To make 13 treats, tint fondant 5 oz. gray, 1 oz. black, 1/2 oz. rose, 1/2 oz. ivory, 4 oz. orange and 2 1/2 oz. yellow. Reserve 3 1/2 oz. white.

Step 2

Make two elephants. For each body, use 1 1/8 in. ball of gray fondant and shape into a cone with a rounded top, 1 in. For each head, roll a 1 in. ball of gray fondant. Use damp brush to attach head to body.

For each set of ears, use two balls of gray fondant, each 5/8 in., and shape into triangular shapes. Use 5/8 in. ball of rose fondant, fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use knife to cut triangular shapes 1/4 in. shorter than the gray triangles. Use damp brush to attach rose triangles to gray triangles, and then gray triangles to sides of head.

For each trunk, use 5/8 in. ball of gray fondant and roll into a log, 1 1/2 in. long x 3/8 in. wide. Bend bottom end up; flatten top portion. Use the back end of the brush to make nostril indentions. Use damp brush to attach trunk to head.

For each set of eyes, use small amount of black fondant and roll into two small balls. Use damp brush to attach to eyes to head.

Step 3

Make three monkeys. For each body, use 1 1/8 in. ball of chocolate fondant and shape into a cone with rounded top, 1 in. tall. For each head, use 1 in. ball of chocolate fondant and shape into a pear. Use damp brush to attach head on body.

For each tail, use 5/8 in. ball chocolate fondant and roll into log, 4 in. long x 1/4 in. wide. Taper ends and use damp brush to attach to body.

For each snout, use 3/8 in. ball of ivory fondant and shape into oval. Use back end of brush to make nostril indentions. Use wide end of tip 5 to indent smile on snout. Use damp brush to attach to head.

For hair, use 1/4 in. ball of chocolate fondant and shape into triangle. Use scissors to snip into pieces of hair. Use damp brush to attach to head.

For each set of ears, use 1/2 in. ball of chocolate fondant and shape into a half circle. Use 3/8 in. ball of ivory fondant and shape into a half circle. Use damp brush to attach inner ear to outer ear. Use damp brush to attach ears to head.

For each set of eyes, use small amount of black fondant and roll into two small balls. Use damp brush to attach eyes to head.

Step 4

Make three tigers. For each body, use 1 1/8 in. ball of orange fondant and shape into cone, 1 in. tall. For each head, roll 1 in. ball of orange fondant; pull out slightly to create snout. Use damp brush to attach head to body.

For each tail, use 3/4 in. ball of orange fondant and shape into a log, 3 1/2 in. long x 3/8 in. wide. Use black edible color marker to draw stripes. Use damp brush to attach tail to body.

For each set of ears, use 1/4 in. ball of orange fondant and shape into triangle, 1/8 in. high. Use damp brush to attach to head.

For each nose and set of eyes, use 1/4 in. ball of black fondant and shape into triangle and small balls. Use damp brush to attach to head.

Step 5

Make two lions. For each body, use 1 1/8 in. ball of yellow fondant and shape into a cone, 1 in. tall. For each head, roll 1 in. ball of yellow fondant. Use damp brush to attach head to body.

For each set of ears, roll 1/4 in. balls of yellow fondant. Use back end of brush to make indent. Use damp brush to attach ears to sides of head.

For each nose and sets of eyes, use 1/4 in. ball of black fondant and shape into triangle and balls. Use damp brush to attach to head. Use black edible color marker to draw mouth.

For each mane, use 1 in. ball of orange fondant and shape 50 cones, each 1/4 in tall. Use damp brush to attach to head.

For each tail, use 5/8 in. ball of yellow fondant and shape into log, 3 1/2 in. long x 1/4 in. wide. Use 3/8 in. ball of orange fondant and shape into cone. Use damp brush to attach cone to tail tip and tail to body.

Step 6

Make three zebras. For each neck, use 1 1/8 in. ball of white fondant and shape into a cone, 1 in. tall. Flatten to about 1 in. wide. For each head, use 7/8 in. ball of white fondant and shape into a peanut with the top end being slightly larger than the bottom end. Use back end of brush to make nostril indents. Use wide end of tip 5 to indent smile. Use a damp brush to attach head to neck.

For each set of ears, use 1/2 in. ball of white fondant and divide in half. Shape each half into a triangle. Use back end of brush to make indent in center of ear. Tint piping gel black. Use brush to brush black piping gel into indent. Use damp brush to attach ears to head.

For each mane, use 1/2 in. ball of white fondant and 1/2 in. ball of black fondant and shape 40-45 cones, each 1/4 in. tall Use damp brush to attach cones to head.

Use black edible color marker to draw stripes.

Step 7

Make cupcakes. Prepare cupcake batter following recipe. Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing. Tint green. Use spatula to ice top of cupcakes smooth.

Step 8

Assemble cupcake scene. Place cupcakes on stand and fondant animals on cupcakes.

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4 oz. used Ready-To-Use Chocolate Rolled Fondant

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Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Ivory Icing Color

Ivory Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Orange Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Golden Yellow with Lemon Yellow for yellow shown))

Favorite cupcake mix or recipe

Favorite cupcake mix or recipe

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color ((Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown))

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Roll-N-Cut Mat

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Tip: 5

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Rainbow Multi-Colored Baking Cups ((green used))

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Plastic ruler

Plastic ruler

Craft knife

Craft knife

food-safe scissors

food-safe scissors

Standard muffin pan

Standard muffin pan

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