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Catster DIY: These Lion Cupcakes Will Make You Roar

Using vanilla cupcakes and a couple of frosting varieties you'll be king of the kitchen.

Annie Shirreffs  |  May 19th 2016

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.

Endangered Species Day is May 20, so why not whip up a batch of cupcakes to celebrate our big-cat friends? While playing around on the internet, my sister and I found these cute lion cupcakes and gave them a try.


First, we baked some vanilla cupcakes and frosted them with canned vanilla frosting tinted with yellow food coloring. Then we got busy using a decorating bag and tips.

For the faces, we used canned chocolate frosting and a round decorating tip. For the manes, we used the vanilla frosting tinted with food coloring to make a couple of different shades of orange, applied with a couple of different open-star tips.


The final touch: Cheerios for the ears.

It was fun and easy — each cupcake took less than 10 minutes to decorate.