The Lion King Cupcakes

These Lion King Cupcakes are just too cute to pass up. Everyone already loves cupcakes, but when you add in the Lion King theme, they’re a surefire hit!

Lion King Cupcakes

These Lion King Cupcakes are almost too cute to eat…almost!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lion King Cupcakes
Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 small drops yellow gel food coloring
  • 3-4 oz. orange fondant
  • 3-4 oz. brown fondant


  1. Before you begin the decorating process, ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool to the touch.

  2. Using either an electric stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, beat together butter, sugar and milk until smooth. Start at low speed and gradually increase to high.

  3. Once the ingredients are well-combined, add yellow gel food coloring. Beat until tinted.

  4. Use an offset spatula to frost each cupcake.

  5. Roll orange fondant with a rolling pin until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.

  6. Using letter cookie cutters, cut out the word “ROAR” 6 times.

  7. Place the word “ROAR” on 6 cupcakes.

  8. Roll out brown fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

  9. Use heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 6 hearts.

  10. Place one heart on one cupcake upside-down.

  11. Use tip of Wilton #12 to cut out 48 small circles.

  12. Place 4 circles above the upside down heart on each cupcake – this will act as the paw.

  13. Serve and enjoy!

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