Cute Animal-Themed Desserts That Will Charm Everyone
Who wouldn’t want a slice of this cute-as-can-be puppy dog cake? It's sure to be a hit at a kid’s birthday party.
Easter Chick Cookies
Turn lemon shortbread cookies into the sweetest chicks with just a handful of ingredients: sanding sugar, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, and candy.
While you'll have to handle the piping, kids will love helping assemble these hedgehogs' faces with almond slices, jelly beans, and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds.
Creating a wow-worthy cake—the kind that makes them say “I can’t believe you made that!”—doesn’t have to mean investing in a fancy molded pan. The essential ingredients for this bear: simple sheet cakes, chocolate frosting, and a little ingenuity.
A couple snips and pokes converts a batch of sugar cookie dough into dimunitive bunnies that are almost too adorable to eat.
Our take on the traditional Easter dessert ups the ante by adding white chocolate to the mix -- it goes into the buttercream for the jam-filled cake, and curls are used to give the lamb texture.
You can use any flavor of cupcakes as your canvas here. The monkeys' features are a charming (and delicious!) combination of chocolate candy wafers, chocolate frosting, and rolled fondant.
It's amazing what you can do with buttercream! Here, it's used to create everything from the hen's feathers to its beak. A nest of spun sugar makes the bird a true showstopper.
Scallops of blue buttercream resembling scales help this aquatic creature come to life. Once you get the hang of piping, the impressive cake is surprisingly easy to pull off.
Bunny Carrot Cake
Using mini marshmallows for the fur makes this Easter party-ready rabbit cake feel even more 3-D. The cotton-candy ears and tail are also an inspired touch, if we do say so ourselves.
Little Lamb Cookies
Just two ingredients are required for lambs with fleece as white as snow: royal icing and sanding sugar. Don't want lambs that look like Mary's? Tint the icing pink.
Coconut Chick Cupcakes
Yes, there's a cupcake under there! It's just upside-down and covered in buttercream and toasted coconut. Almonds and licorice form the fluffy chick's features.
Brown-Sugar Layer Cake with Marzipan Animals
Handmade marzipan monkeys, elephants, giraffes, and lions, plus the most addictive caramel buttercream frosting, take this triple-decker cake over the top.
Yellow buttercream, chocolate wafer cookies, and white wafer candies are all you need to transform two sheet cakes into one magnificent owl.
Just the thing for gifting to little ones! These fetching critters sport almond ears, black licorice tails, and melted chocolate features.
Don't relegate these festive chocolate cupcakes to Thanksgiving! The coconut-marshmallow turkeys on top can work their magic anytime.
Igloo Cake with Marzipan Penguins
It doesn't get cuter than mini marzipan penguins sliding down an igloo-shaped ice cream cake.
Sea Turtle Ice Cream Cake
No fancy tools here! All you need is an ice cream scoop to put together this sweet sea turtle's mint chocolate-chip shell.
School of Sherbet Fish
Scoops of sherbet are perched on rounds of pound cake and decorated with gummy fruit and candy eyes in this kid-approved summer dessert.
Caramel buttercream tinted five different colors -- brown, orange, peach, copper, and yellow -- forms the mane of this majestic cake.