Zoo Animal Cupcakes

Zoo Animal Cupcakes Tutorial
Here, rolled modeling chocolate is combined with both buttercream frosting and piped chocolate to make doe-eyed zoo animal cupcakes. Note that where fondant may be used for these designs, modeling chocolate is much better suited for popping in the mouth.

Baby Zoo Animal Cupcakes

I like to make filled cupcakes. With an apple corer, I bore a hole halfway down into the center of the cupcake and remove the excess cake. Then I fill the hole with cream cheese frosting and/or fruit.

Googly Chocolate Eyeballs

Baby Zoo Animal Cupcakes

1. With a plastic rolling pin on top of parchment paper, roll out white modeling chocolate to ½ cm thickness.

I follow these recipes and instructions
Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate
Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate

2. Using a tiny 3/4 cm round cutter (alternatively, use a round piping tip), cut eyes from the sheet. Remove any stuck pieces from the cutter with the nudge of a ball tool.

3. Press the tops of each eye with the ball tool to leave a convex impression in the exact center.

4. Pipe melted dark chocolate evenly into the impressions. Pipe just until the chocolate arcs concavely over the brim to create a curved eyeball effect.

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Baby Zoo Animal Cupcakes

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