How to make Gruffalo cupcakes

how to make gruffalo cupcak

We’ve been baking a lot recently. Both my children love the process of baking and making food (and eating the results!) and as their current favourite book is The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson we made Gruffalo cupcakes.

How to make Gruffalo cupcakes

First of all we made a batch of delicious chocolate cupcakes.

baking gruffalo cakes

When they were cool and covered with a gooey chocolate icing my 3 year old sat at the table with bowls of decorations. We talked about The Gruffalo and what we could use to make his eyes, nose, teeth and everything else.

He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

gruffalo cake decorations

We used flaked almonds, white marshmallows, chocolate buttons and orange and green tic tacs so there was plenty of choice. The toddler loved creating his own mini Gruffalo’s and made each one different. He got quite messy but enjoyed licking his fingers and sampling all the decorations almost as much as he enjoyed decorating the cakes.


Fortunately they weren’t too scary to eat. Little Sis just ate the decorations and icing and handed me back the cake, everyone else enjoyed our Gruffalo cupcakes!

how to make gruffalo cupcak


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    February 5, 2014 at 9:57 am

    What a great idea! My kids love the Gruffalo too and this would be something they’d really enjoy – thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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    Evette Garside
    February 5, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Oh they look lovely
    Everytime I make cakes they never seem to turn out right x

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    February 5, 2014 at 10:05 am

    What fun cupcakes! I have always believe that getting kids involved in the cooking process encourages them to eat and try new things! x

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    February 5, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I LOVE the idea of using tic tacs for the poisonous wart! Have pinned for later as we will definitely be doing these x

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    February 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Such a great idea! My two love the gruffalo x

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    February 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    These are so cute and a lovely easy recipe to get the kids involved in 🙂

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    Jen aka The Mad House
    February 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Wow, they are super cute

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    Helen @ Peakle Pie
    February 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Love it Love it Love it! May have to make some at the weekend!!

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    Vicky (@aroundandupsidedown)
    February 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    These are so great – and tasty too! We love the Gruffalo 🙂

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    February 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Very cool idea, and they look so simple too x

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    Charly Dove
    February 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    What a brilliant idea! Our toddler absolutely loves The Gruffalo too so we must give them a try 🙂

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    February 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    These are so cute – how could you eat one 😉

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    Emma (My Little 3 and Me)
    February 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Oh yummy these look great and what fun to make too.

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    February 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Too cute! I can’t wait till my baby is old enough to do things like this with! Baking is one of my fav activities!

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    February 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Great idea – my kids adore the gruffalo

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    February 6, 2014 at 11:44 am

    We are big Gruffalo fans, so these cakes are a great idea!

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    Joanne Mallon
    February 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Fab idea, they look so yummy too.

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    February 6, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    What a fun activity! I especially love the poisonous wart tic-tac 😉
    Thanks for linking up at #Pintorials

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    Emily @amummytoo
    February 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    They are BRILLIANT!! Pinned x

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