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If you love making and decorating cupcakes and are looking for a new challenge then take a look at these delicious and creative animal cupcakes...
Love animals? Love cupcakes? You can combine two of your favourite things with our cute animal cupcakes.
From cheeky monkeys to cuddly penguins, all of these animal cupcake toppers are made using ready-to-roll icing or fondant, which can be found in most supermarkets in the cake decorating section.
Most of these animal toppers can be added to different flavoured cakes so feel free to choose your favourite. You could even use the toppers to decorate a whole cake.
Click through to see our fun animal cupcake recipes…
Victoria Threader's squirrel cupcake recipe makes adorable autumnal cake toppers that kids will love.
Get the recipe: Squirrel cupcakes
The kids are going to love these quirky and creative elephant cupcakes with big fondant ears and a comical fondant trunks - put a smile on their faces with these animal cupcakes!
Get the recipe: Elephant cupcakes
These tiger cupcakes are just grrreat - the kids are going to love them! With just 3 different fondant colours you can rustle them up in no time! Perfect for jungle-themed kids' parties.
Get the recipe: Tiger cupcakes
Get cheeky with these monkey cupcakes - they're creative and much easier to make than you may think. Perfect for jungle-themed parties, their mischievous little faces are easy to craft with our step-by-step guide.
Get the recipe: Monkey cupcakes
Cat lover? Make these cute cat cupcakes. You can experiment with different coloured fondant - try orange for a ginger cat or chocolate fondant for a sweet brown cat.
Get the recipe: Cat cupcakes
No jungle-themed party is complete without the king of the jungle! If you're giving them as a food gift, pop them into a see-through gift bag and tie with an orange bow.
Get the recipe: Lion cupcakes
It really doesn't take much to make these brilliant bunnies - yellow fondant and some beady black eyes gives this cake some added character.
Get the recipe: Easter bunny cupcakes
Turn your plain cupcakes into brightly coloured creepy crawlies. They're so simple to make - you could turn them into an afternoon activity and get the kids to help you make them.
Get the recipe: Ladybird cupcakes
Forget Goldilocks, this recipe is all about The Three Bears! You can create a whole bear family - daddy, mummy and baby bear, each with a personality of their own.
Get the recipe: Goldilocks And The Three Bears
These sheep toppers aren't made with fondant - they're made with marshmallows! A little black colouring for the eyes and they're transformed into a farm-yard friend.
Get the recipe: Sheep cupcakes
panda cupcakes are topped with desiccated coconut to give the illusion
of them having fur. Along with little black fondant ears and comical
expressions, these panda cupcakes have plenty of personality.
Get the recipe: Panda cupcakes
These cupcakes are the ideal treat for Christmas - the kids are just going to love them! Rudolph's classic red nose and clever pretzel ears turn your cakes into a festive treat.
Get the recipe: Rudolph cranberry cupcakes
He huffed and he puffed... but this big bad wolf is still surrounded by three little bigs. These fun character toppers will brighten up any party table.
Get the recipe: Three little pigs cupcakes
Get festive with these comical turkey cupcakes. All you need is a special cutter to create the turkeys feathers, the rest is up to you and your creative finger tips.
Get the recipe: Turkey cupcakes
Christmas wouldn't be complete without these robin red breast cupcakes. These toppers are made with a delicious chocolate fondant so they taste good as well as look it!
Get the recipe: Red robin cupcakes
The Wolf from Red Riding Hood is one of the most iconic animals in fairytale stories and you get to bring the fairytale to life with these cupcakes! You can make the wolf as scary as you want to with yellow fondant eyes and a creepy grin.
Get the recipe: Little Red Riding Hood cupcakes
How cute are these chick cupcakes? All you need is a few coloured circles of fondant, a sharp knife and these cute chicks are ready - simple!
Get the recipe: Easter chick cupcakes
These cupcakes are purrrfect for Halloween (see what we did there?) The black fondant cat faces are really easy to make and are ideal for beginners. The vibrant orange buttercream makes these cupcakes stand out above the rest - they are sure to be the talk of the party!
Get the recipe: Vampire cat cupcakes
When the weather starts to turn cold and grey, make these polar bear cupcakes to put a big smile on your family's faces. The fluffy fur is made by snipping the fondant slightly - so simple, yet so effective.
Get the recipe: Polar bear cupcakes
These cupcakes are the perfect winter treat. Their cute expressions will put a smile on everyone's faces - who doesn't love penguins.
Get the recipe: Penguin cupcakes
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