Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not Baaaad for a Sheep Cake (and Cupcakes!)

A friend called and asked if I would make her a sheet cake for her roommate's upcoming birthday party.  It must've been a bad connection, though, because this is what I came up with:


Sheet cake...not sheep cake!  Oh well.  I'm sure that's not the first time such a mix-up has occurred.  It's probably a common mistake - and a happy mistake, because how cute are these fondant sheep?


Of course there's a pun.  A most perfect pun, too, because it was for a belated birthday party.  Get it?  It helps if you say it out loud.  Go ahead, "It's pasture birthday."  Shear genius, right?


And, shorn' nuff, I had to make some cupcakes to go with the sheep theme.

 
Have you ever herd how difficult it is to photograph sheep.  They just don't cooperate.  Hay, you!  Turn around and smile for the camera! 
 
 

Don't they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?  If that's the case, momskitchen should be totally flattered because the sheep cupcakes that she posted on Flickr were my source of inspiration for these little guys.  Also, since I've got to give credit where credit is due, the idea for the sheep peeking out of the side of the cake came directly from Majesto Cakes.  A sheep cake that was shared at Coolest Birthday Cakes was the basis for much inspiration, too.  Rachel even shares how to make the fondant sheep look fluffy and she uses an entirely different clever pun!

I wool definitely be making these again some day.  Wouldn't they be perfect for a barnyard-themed party?  Or for the "in like a lion, out like a lamb" thing that teachers sometimes do for the month of March?  Or just Easter in general. 

(The official pun count for this post is 6)


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109 comments:

  1. that is such a cute cake!!!! and the cupcakes are awesome!!

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  2. Those sheep are adorable! How did you make them?

    Super cute cake!

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  3. wow! looks delish! so cute! would love for you to link up at our crafty saturday party!

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  4. Quelle bonne idée, ce pré en forme de gateau, j'adore l'idée ! Je me permets de prendre cette photo pour faire un essai.
    Amitiés de France
    Catherine

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  5. Your sheep are sooooo cute, and I love your fun puns:)

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  6. You are a genius! Love all your baking creations and the "wool" is perfect!

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  7. You are so good with cakes & cupcakes, Megan! You are seriously amazing. I love the cake, especially the sheep with the party horn. What kind of decorating tip did you use for the cupcakes? I love the effect.

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  8. Ewe did a great job, even with the Baaaa-d puns. Lol. But really, they are adorable!

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  9. You are just amazing with the animals! The penguins and now these! Too cute!

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  10. Ewe these are freakin' cute! LOL Thanks for sharing ~ come by and say hi sometime!

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  11. wow these are adorable now to try to find a way to add them to our kids parties

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  12. I think these are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen!

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  13. These are SO cute! My last name is Lamb, so I'm always on the lookout for darling sheep and lamb goodies. They always come in handy at some family gathering or another. These are adorable!!

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  14. i love them. i also love the use of sheep humor. that was too cool. great job.

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  15. Wonderful! I don't know what a sheet cake is but I'm certainly sure that I'd rather have a sheep cake, any day! Plus, with this cake, you could have one every day until your next birthday. Think of that!

    Emily x

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  16. These are too cute. I recently did a Tangled cake for my daugther's birthday.

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  17. Love the cake! It is downright adorable! :D

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  18. These are too cute! I' a new follower. I'd love for you to stop by and follow back!

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow, those have seriously got to be the cutest cake and cupcakes I've ever seen! Kudos on your creativity, talent, and puns!! I wish I could do something like this.

    Thanks for all the cute pictures,
    Tracy
    http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  20. Sooo stinking cute! I can't stop smiling when I look at these treats!

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  21. Those are adorable! They remind me of the sheep from Wallace and Gromit.

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  22. Baaaa! Those are great. I love the "Pasture birthday" cake. :)

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  23. Well I, for one, would much rather have the sheep cake! The whole thing is fantastic!

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  24. Awesome, girl. I LOVE the one with the one with the party horn!

    suzy

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  25. Those are adorable! I also would love to know what tip you used for the cupcakes. Too cute! I have in my head to one day do a Noah's Ark with cupcakes because I've seen so many cute animals. We'll see... Perhaps a barnyard would be a bit more reachable :) Thanks for your super cute ideas!

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  26. What an awesome ! My girls love Shaun the sheep, this would definitely bring a smile to their faces.

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  27. Wow! These look adorable :)

    http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com/

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  28. Those sheep cupcakes are just too stinkin' cute!!

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  29. Those are ADORABLE! Really cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  30. Stop it! Why are you so cute! Why do you make such fantastic cupcake creations!

    I found you through a linky party. My readers would love this. I would love if you came and linked up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

    http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/02/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-19.html

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  31. How cute! my daughter and her sheep lulu enjoyed seeing these. she wants me to make her some.

    check out the giveaways on my blog tees and hair accessories for little kids.
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  32. the cake and cupcakes are all SO cute!! Love them, and your sense of humor :)

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  33. Gosh, that is one adorable cake! Absolutely love those sheep, very very cute!

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  34. WOW, the cake and the cupcakes are ADORABLE!!!

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  35. They look just like Shaun's sheep friends in Wallace and Grommit!

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  36. Those cupcakes are just too cute!

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

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  37. Oh my goodness how cute...Love those lil guys...you did a great job.

    I am your newest follower...hoping to see more grat stuff soon.

    -Missy-
    http://3beautifulkiddos.blogspot.com/

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  38. LOve!!! very cute and we have the same humor, loving your punz =)

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  39. These are adorable. I especially love the cupcakes.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/24/cream-cheese-brownies/

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  40. I have a soft spot for sheep ; ) I agree with another girl who said they remind her of Wallace and Grommit. Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday www.localfunforkids.com

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  41. These little edible guys are so cute! I'm dropping by from tater tots and jello:-)

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  42. They look just like the Shaughn the Sheep claymation cartoon. I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. ADOREABLE!!! Really---not BAAAA----AAAD! ; ) couldn't resist!!! Thanks for shearing-ah, sharing! Blessings, Sharon

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  44. I awarded you with the versatile blogger award. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing your adorable cakes and cupcakes! Feel free to play along, directions will be in my post up shortly.

    Http://anisfavoritethings.blogspot.com

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  45. WOW the cake ist great, and the cupcakes? Awesome!
    If I would have seen this earlier, my daughter would have loved it for her Birthday :)
    Greetings from Loch Ness
    Shippy

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  46. Bwah ha ha! I love these little sheep! Surely you knew that a sheep cake would attract my attention ;)

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  47. Oh these are just to cute, almost to cute to eat! Amazing!

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  48. so adorable!!

    Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post on my wrap up post! http://tidymom.net/2011/spring-decor-ideas/

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  49. This is SOOOO cute! I love the cupcakes so much! And the puns are pretty awesome too... I'm a fan of the punny!

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  50. oh my gosh this is ridiculously cute! You are very talented

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  51. Love these sheep, they are so adorable!

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  52. These remind me of Shaun the Sheep!

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  53. So cute...I love, love the cake and the cupcakes are really great!

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  54. Your projects inspire me and make me want to have kids ASAP! Thanks for sharing, the sheep are adorable!

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  55. ADORAAAAABLE!!!!! My 3 yr old is a sheep fanatic, I may have to have a go at this.
    Visiting from Sew Can Do linky.
    natalie

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  56. I'm in love with these cupcakes and this cake!!!!!! They are so cute! Great job!

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  57. I am a sucker for sheep already but these are ADORABLE!!!!
    Visiting from Made by you Monday. Thanks for sharing!
    www.evienlizzie.blogspot.com

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  58. this is cute all around, what a cool idea for a belated b-day. And all the cute sheep sayings to go with it, very cute.

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  59. these are lovely :) sheeptastic!
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  60. AMAZING CAKE!

    We would LOVE for you to come over to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and link it up! This week our theme is KID-FRIENDLY and every kid (big or small) would LOVE this! Please come on over and link up!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/02/this-weeks-cravings-18-kid-friendly-and.html

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  61. This is so adorable!!! I just want to eat those little sheep up!
    I'm visiting from Someday Craft's Whatever Goes Wednesday!
    Have a great day!

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  62. Your post has been nominated for the Best in Show Award this week! Be sure to vote! Congratulations and good luck :)

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  63. Those sheep cupcakes are fabulous! What a great idea !

    http://beourbest.blogspot.com/

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  64. These are fantastic! Especially the cupcakes! what lovely fleeces! Do you watch Shaun the Sheep from the uk? :-)

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  65. Those sheep are gorgeous! I love them! :) Great work.
    Humble Homemaking

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  66. These looks just like the lamb from Timmy Time. I know an almost 3 year old that would love this for a birthday cake. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...Have a WONDERFUL Week!!
    Barb

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  68. I LOVE this! You are featured tonight at Creative Juice Thursday...stop by and pick up a button...

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  69. Oh my gosh!!! These are adorable! I decorate cakes, and I LOVE how you did the wool! I'd LOVE for you to link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  70. AHHH I LOVE these!! I am featuring them on Handmade Features :) So thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com. Come grab a featured badge if you would like :)

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  71. love that cake, and the cupcakes are perfection! Also love your blog name! Just wanted to let you know your link was one of the top ten most visited on Crazy Domestic this week, we are featuring it in the link party tomorrow!

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  72. Very adorable! Those sheep are too cute and they look amazing. Thank you for linking up last week. I'm so glad you did and I got to see these! Hope to see you again this weekend!

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  73. those sheep are the best!!!! seriously, they are perfect!

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  74. Those ar so adorable I love it!!! I featured this today at Me Making Do!

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  75. Awesome! I'm your newest follower and featured these on my blog today.
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  76. so super cute! I will be featuring it today ^^) thanks for sharing and linking up! we hope to see you again this week! ^^)

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  77. I am featuring this today at Crafty Saturday! ^^)

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  78. Oh my goodness! These are absolutely ADORABLE! I would love for you to link up any of your creations to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

    And I am a new follower :)

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  79. I am a new follower too! This is soooo cute, and you are really talented.

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  80. Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today!! Come check it out at LittleEme.blogspot.com and grab your button!! :)

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  81. Hilarious! Love the sheep with the party blower!

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  82. Oh WOW this is one of the best blog posts I have ever seen! I must share this link! I have just signed up for my 1st blog hop at Lambing around and saw your link and clicked on it - and I'm so glad I did. I also became you 400th follower (yay!) if you want to visit me too I'm at http://louandjane.blogspot.com/ Jane:)

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  83. these are without a doubt the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen!! :)

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  84. Featured these on Easter Get Crafty today :-)))))

    http://www.redtedart.com/2011/04/01/easter-get-crafty/

    Grab a featured button if you wish! http://www.redtedart.com/get-crafty-badges/

    Maggy

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  85. haha! i get it, a bit late lol



    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition today and come back every friday thru saturday!

    ~ Christy

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  86. I teach Sunday School IN BRAZIL, LOVED TO KNOW YOUR BLOG! WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN POST ON MY BLOG THESE PICTURES OF SHEEP, WITH THE DUE CREDITS.
    Arnet PORTUGAL
    arnnete@gmail.com
    http://cantinhodashistoriasbiblicas.blogspot.com/

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  87. I love your sheep! So cute - they remind me of Shaun the Sheep, one of my favorite animated characters from childhood!

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  88. These sheep look wonderful, a great idea to make this Easter! I linked back to them on my 'Easter overview': http://www.taartinspiratie.com/taarten-en-cupcakes/feestdagen/pasen/
    Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Love your puns! Great post and what an awesome looking cake.

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