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DIY CareMoo Cow Crafts + Festive Cupcake Recipe

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DIY CareMoo Cow Crafts + Festive Cupcake Recipe

Due to a plea from one of our favorite cows (Bessie the Holstein), Care2 has become CareMoo for the day. Can you feel the love? Thanks to everyone for the call to action and sweet words via the petition. In order to properly celebrate this momentous occasion, we thought we’d focus on our favorite cow related DIY project and a round up of awesome handmades. Of course, y’all know I won’t pass up the chance to include an awesome cupcake recipe and I’ve found just the perfect one for today!


Debbie from “Life is Sweets” made these adorable cow cupcakes by making simple vanilla cupcakes, and adding a homemade cow face. To make the cow face, she bought pre-made white, black and pink fondant from Michael’s. She used candy eyes and black decorating gel for the snouts.

Debbie used a graduated circle cookie cutter to make the head, the smaller “snout” area and the ears.

She assembled the pieces in this order:

  • Large circle head
  • Pink circle snout pressed onto the head
  • Black spots randomly placed on the head
  • Pressed in the eyes
  • She rolled bits of white fondant to make a “snake” sort of shape for the horns
  • She rolled pink fondant on top of black fondant and then cut circle shapes with a cutter.

She let the cow faces dry overnight, and then made simple vanilla cupcakes. On the cupcakes, she added a dollop of buttercream icing on top, and then pressed a cow on top:

The process took about 2 hours of rolling, cutting, shaping and placement. For more details, visit her blog here: Debbie Sweets

NEXT: Knit a cow! Make a paper cow with your kids!

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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11:00PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013


9:25PM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

I'm going to be so giddy if (who am I kidding? when not if) I make these and they come out looking these ones.

7:45AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013


10:48AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

cute !

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1:34AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

yum! thanks!

8:38AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Thank you!

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2:44AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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