Crazy Cat Lady Cupcake Tutorial

These cupcakes are super easy to make but make a big impact and they are perfect for the crazy cat lady in your life.

These are the perfect decorated cupcakes for the crazy cat lady in your life or the next office potluck.

These cupcakes are easy to make but make a big impact. They do take more time than just throwing frosting on top of each cupcake but it’s worth the extra effort.

You’ll want to switch up the frosting colors for your cupcakes so you have as many combinations as you can come up with to make different cats.

Materials:

Wilton Candy Eye Balls

Cake

  • Cake Mix
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Water

Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ c Unsalted Butter
  • ½ c Salted Butter
  • 1 c Shortening
  • 3 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4½ c Powdered Sugar (550g)
  • 5 tbsp Milk
  • Cocoa (For dark frosting)

Tools:

Decorating Tips 5, 16, and 233
Gel Icing Colors
Piping Bag Couplers
Basic Cake Decorating Supplies

Instructions:

Bake the cupcakes according to the instructions on the box or your favorite recipe.  Once the cupcakes are cool, cut the top off of each to give yourself a flat surface to work.

Make the buttercream frosting while the cupcakes are cooling.  Using a mixer, beat the butter and shortening together.  Slowly add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla alternating between the sugar and milk.  Separate the frosting into bowls and color each bowl separately.

If you are making a dark color frosting like brown or black, add cocoa to the frosting.  You won’t need as much gel coloring ans they will taste better.  For brown you may be able to skip the gel coloring all together.

Using a coupler for each color fill piping bags with frosting.  You want to be able to easily change the decorating tips for each color.  Couplers are a must for this project.

Cat Design 1

Decorating steps for cat 1Cover the cupcake with a thin layer of frosting, preferably the same color as the main color of the cat you are going to make.

Using the number 16 tip and the piping color you want for the main color of your cat, pipe a continuous line using an e motion for tight es across the cupcake.  Continue making your e motion lines across the cupcake until you’ve covered the cupcake.  You may need to fill in place that were missed on the sides.

About 1/4 of the way up the cupcake, just off center, make a large dot using tip 5 and the color you would like for the muzzle.  You want a pretty good size dot of frosting so keep pressure on your piping bag until it is the size that you want.  Make another one of equal size next to the first one.  They should be touching.

Next, you’ll make the ears using the same piping bag and tip.  You want to make a vertical triangle.  Near the edge of the cupcake draw a line of frosting.  Continue to overlap your line getting smaller as you go up.  If you made it a little too big you can put a small dot of frosting behind it to hold it up.

Using pink or black frosting and tip 5, make a small heart shaped spot on top of the muzzle for the nose.

Draw a dot or a small triangle on the front of each ear using the pink frosting and tip 5.

Place 2 eyeballs above the muzzle touching the nose.

Cat Design 2

Decorating Steps for Cat 2Cover the cupcake with a thin layer of frosting, preferably the same color as the main color of the cat you are going to decorate.

Using tip 16 and the piping color you want for the spots, pipe a few rosettes around the cupcake.

With the same tip and the piping color you want for the main color of your cat fill in the rest of the cupcake with rosettes.

About ¼ of the way up the cupcake, just off center, make a large dot using tip 5 and the color you would like for the muzzle.  You want a pretty good size dot of frosting so keep pressure on your piping bag until it is the size you like.  Make another dot of equal size next to the first one.  You could also do this with a large rosette.

Next, you’ll make the ears using the same piping bag and tip.  You want to make a vertical triangle.  Near the edge of the cupcake draw a line of frosting.  Continue to overlap your line getting smaller as you overlap.  If you made it a little big you can put a little frosting behind it to hold it up.

Using the pink or black frosting and tip 5, make a small heart shaped spot on top of the muzzle for the nose.

Draw a dot or a small triangle on the front of each ear using the pink frosting and tip 5.

Place 2 eyeballs above the muzzle touching the nose.

Cat Design 3

Decorating Steps for Cat 2Cover the cupcake with a thin layer of frosting, preferably the same color as the main color of the cat you are decorating.

Using tip 16 and two colors of frosting, you will make strips.  Start in the center of the cupcake and pull the frosting to the edge.  Mix it up with one line of frosting or two lines for each stripe.

About ¼ of the way up the cupcake, just off center, make a large rosette using tip 16 and the color you would like for the muzzle.  You want a pretty good size rosette.  Make another rosette of equal size next to the first one.

Next, you’ll make the ears using the one of the colors used for the stripes and tip 5.  You want to make a vertical triangle.  Near the edge of the cupcake draw a line of frosting.  Continue to overlap your line getting smaller as you overlap.  If you made it a little big you can put a little frosting behind it to hold it up.

Using the pink or black frosting and tip 5, make a small heart shaped spot on top of the muzzle for the nose.

Draw a dot or a small triangle on the front of each ear using the pink frosting and tip 5.

Place 2 eyeballs above the muzzle touching the nose.

Cat Design 4

Decorating Steps for Cat 4Cover the cupcake with a thin layer of frosting, preferably the same color as the main color of the cat you are going to make.

Using tip 16 and the piping color you want for the bottom part of the cat’s face, pipe rosettes in a line down the center.  Then pipe rosettes covering the bottom third of the cupcake.

With the same tip and the frosting color you would like for the rest of the face, fill in the rest of the cupcake with rosettes.

About ¼ of the way up the cupcake, just off center, make a large dot using tip 5 and the color you would like for the muzzle.  You want a pretty good size dot of frosting so keep pressure on your piping bag until it is the size you like.  Make another dot of equal size next to the first one. You could also do this with a large rosette.

Next, you’ll make the ears using the same piping bag and tip 16.  You want to make a vertical triangle.  Near the edge of the cupcake draw a line of frosting.  Continue to overlap your line getting smaller as you overlap.  If you made it a little big you can put a little frosting behind it to hold it up.

Using the pink or black frosting and tip 5, make a small heart shaped spot on top of the muzzle for the nose.

Draw a dot or a small triangle on the front of each ear using the pink frosting and tip 5.

Place 2 eyeballs above the muzzle touching the nose.

Cat Design 5

Decorating Steps for Cat 5Cover the cupcake with a thin layer of frosting, preferably the same color as the main color of the cat you are going to make.

Using tip 5 and the piping color you want for the spots, pipe a few spots around the cupcake.  I did this by drawing a circle and going around it a few times.

With the same tip and the frosting color you would like for the rest of the face, fill in the rest of the cupcake.

About ¼ of the way up the cupcake, just off center, make a large dot using tip 5 and the color you would like for the muzzle.  You want a pretty good size dot of frosting so keep pressure on your piping bag until it is the size you like.  Make another dot of equal size next to the first one. You could also do this with a large rosette.

Next, you’ll make the ears using the same piping bag and tip 5.  You want to make a vertical triangle.  Near the edge of the cupcake draw a line of frosting.  Continue to overlap your line getting smaller as you overlap.  If you made it a little big you can put a little frosting behind it to hold it up.

Using the pink or black frosting and tip 5, make a small heart shaped spot on top of the muzzle for the nose.

Draw a dot or a small triangle on the front of each ear using the pink frosting and tip 5.

Place 2 eyeballs above the muzzle touching the nose.

Cat Design 6

Decorating Steps for Cat 6Cover the cupcake with a thin layer of frosting, preferably the same color as the main color of the cat you are going to make.

Using tip 233 and the piping color you want for the bottom part of the cat’s face, pipe fur across the entire cupcake.

About ¼ of the way up the cupcake, just off center, make a large dot using tip 5 and the color you would like for the muzzle.  You want a pretty good size dot of frosting so keep pressure on your piping bag until it is the size you like.  Make another dot of equal size next to the first one. You could also do this with a large rosette.

Next, you’ll make the ears using the same piping bag and tip 5.  You want to make a vertical triangle.  Near the edge of the cupcake draw a line of frosting.  Continue to overlap your line getting smaller as you overlap.  If you made it a little big you can put a little frosting behind it to hold it up.

Using the pink or black frosting and tip 5, make a small heart shaped spot on top of the muzzle for the nose.

Draw a dot or a small triangle on the front of each ear using the pink frosting and tip 5.

Place 2 eyeballs above the muzzle touching the nose.

I know it’s hard but you should probably take the cupcakes to whatever event you planned them for.  24 cupcakes might be a few too many to have at the house, even if they are this cute.

I would love to see how your project turns out. Post your pictures to Instagram or Twitter #boutsofspontaneouscrafting

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