Piggy Birthday Cupcakes Design

by Karen Tack

Piggy Birthday Cupcakes Design

How to make piggy birthday cupcakes with chocolate chips and pink decorating sugar.


Serves 24




  • 24 cupcakes baked in brown paper liners
  • 1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 tube (4.25 oz) black decorating icing
  • 24 large pink marshmallows
  • 48 chocolate chips
  • 5 tablespoons pink decorating sugar


What you’ll need:


  • Clean scissors


Frosting the cupcakes:


  1. Tint the vanilla frosting light pink with the food coloring.  Spread the top of the cupcakes with some of the pink frosting and make smooth.


To complete the decoration:


  1. Snip a ¼-inch thick slice from a marshmallow, crosswise. Dip the cut side of the thin marshmallow slice into the pink sugar to coat. Cut the sugared slice in half crosswise and form into 2 ear-shaped triangles. Reserve the larger piece of marshmallow for the pig’s snout.  Repeat with the remaining marshmallows.
  2. Press the larger piece of the marshmallow, cut side down, onto the lower half of the cupcake for the pig’s snout.
  3. Press 2 sugared marshmallow ears into opposite edge of cupcake, as pictured.
  4. Press the chocolate chips in for the piggy’s eyes, pointed end down.
  5. Pipe a mouth and nostrils onto the cupcake with the black decorating icing.


Cake Anatomy:


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