Friday, February 21, 2014

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Cupcakes

Do you have March 2nd marked on your calendar?
It's almost time to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss,
the beloved author of wonderful, wacky children's books.

I have made Green Eggs & Ham Cupcakes for his birthday,
 because my children adore that book and have it memorized.
This year, I decided to make an edible version of one of my favorite Seuss characters...

The Lorax Cupcakes!
He speaks for the trees, you know.

What You Will Need:
A batch of cupcakes
Orange frosting
Yellow candy melts
Piping bag fitted with small round tip (Wilton #3)
Candy eyes
Orange Sixlets, M&M's or Skittles
To download my Lorax mustache template below, click on the image to open it. 
Then right click on the image and select "Save Image As".
Print the template and tape it to the back of a cookie sheet.
Tape a piece of wax paper on top of the template.

Next, melt the yellow candy melts according to package directions.
Fill a piping bag with the candy melts.

  Trace over the eyebrow and mustache outlines, piping lines to look like hair.
When they have hardened, carefully peel them off the wax paper.

Arrange the eyebrows, candy eyes and mustache on a frosted cupcake.
Put a dot of frosting on the back of your orange candy and make a nose.


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

― Dr. Seuss,
The Lorax

 Check out my "Dr. Seuss Treats" Pinterest board for more fun ideas!

 I share my recipes and tutorials at these fun link parties.


  1. Too stinkin' cute. I never have any luck melting those dang candy melts. I tried again recently for something in the microwave, thinking the double boiler was my problem. They either never get smooth, the seize up, or they harden too fast. Pain in the tush. But I do have yellow ones, I'm tempted to give it a whirl again.

    1. Thanks, Mindy! Make sure you are using the microwave on 50% power for the candy melts. Also, use a plastic bowl (not ceramic) so they don't overheat. I hope this helps!

  2. You are such a talented person. Your work is amazing.

    Charlotte Moore

  3. These are so fun! Thanks for linking up to the Block Party.

  4. Robin,
    These are adorable! I've made icing transfers for cookies, but I've never used them to decorate cupcakes! Brilliant idea!

  5. So cute! They look just like the ones I shared last year.

  6. These are so incredibly adorable. Also, the piping idea is MAYBE something my decorating challenged self could manage! Pinning and sharing!

  7. So ADORABLE!!!! These are seriously amazing. HUGS!

  8. How did you keep the mustache from all running together? My lines disappear!

  9. Wow, that look superb, you did justification with the Dr. Seuss cup cakes. Really liked it, double thumbs up. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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