Looking for a great cupcake idea that would be fun for both kids and adults? Then look no further than Leon the Lion! Leon is a friendly lion, but he’s also a cupcake cake, one that’s easy to make and certain to thrill everyone who sees it.
Fun Lion Cupcake Cake Recipe (“Leon the Lion”)
Ingredients you will need:
- 14″ x 18″ serving base
- Waxed paper
- Rolling pin
- Plastic piping bag with tips
- 19 standard chocolate cupcakes in liners
- 3 C. chocolate buttercream frosting
- 1 1/2 C. peanut butter icing
- Black decorating icing with tips
Bake 19 standard chocolate cupcakes in liners. Place on serving base in the pattern pictured below (3-4-5-4-3).
Secure cupcakes to base with icing on the bottom.
Spread peanut butter icing to form lion face, including 2 ears.
Place a large piece of wax paper over the cupcakes and spread the peanut butter icing by carefully rolling a rolling pin.
Fill a bag with buttercream icing and fit with a grass tip.
Pipe frosting in outside layers to make the lion’s hair.
Mark the lion’s facial features with a toothpick.
Change the tip of the icing bag to a large, round tip to pipe the top portion of the lion’s nose.
Pipe black icing in to complete the facial features.
Serve Leon and enjoy!
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Lion Cupcake Cake Recipe Video
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Hi, it’s Kristi in the Rada Cutlery Kitchen, and today I want to show you how to make a cute cupcake cake called “Leon the Lion.”
First, arrange 19 standard cupcakes on a serving base. Lay 5 cupcakes vertically down the middle. Next, add 4 cupcakes to each side, and end with 3 cupcakes at the outside edge. Smooth peanut butter icing to form the lion face, including 2 ears. Place a large piece of wax paper over the face and gently roll over it with a rolling pin. Fill a bag with chocolate buttercream icing and fit it with a “grass” tip.
Pipe the frosting on the outside in layers to form the lion’s hair. Mark facial features with a toothpick. Change the tip of the icing bag to a large, round tip to pipe the top portion of the lion’s nose. Pipe black icing from the tube to complete the facial features.
And there you have Leon the Lion, a fun treat that both kids and adults will love. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and visit us at our website at RadaCutlery.com.
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