Lion Cupcake Tutorial

How to Make Lion Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

#352 tip

Items Needed

1. Create the lion faces by cutting 1¾” (44 mm) wide circles of yellow modeling chocolate.

2. Cut smaller circles from the yellow using a 1 cm round cutter. Slice them in half to create ears.

How to Make Lion Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

3. Create the noses by cutting first squares then triangles of pink modeling chocolate. Place them in the center of the faces.

4. Form the impression of a mouth by pressing the back of a knife into the modeling chocolate. Form an upside down V shape just under the nose.

How to Make Lion Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

5. Create the lion’s mane by piping chocolate buttercream out of a #352 leaf tip in a radiating pattern around the top of the cupcakes.

How to Make Lion Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

6. Place the faces in the center of the manes. Pipe one more row of chocolate buttercream across the forehead, pulling in a downward direction to frame the face.

Subscribe to Wicked Goodies

Back to Zoo Animal Tutorial Index

How to Make Zoo Animal Cupcakes by Wicked Goodies

To learn more about modeling chocolate, sample my book:

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate by Wicked Goodies

You might also enjoy:

Modeling Chocolate Equipment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Optionally add an image (JPEG only)