How to make fun Farm Cookies + Farm Cupcakes!

Cute farm animal treats are a great way to celebrate a birthday!  If you are planning a fun and festive farm birthday, these Farm Animal Cupcakes and Farm Animal Cookies are perfect homemade treats to brighten any dessert table.

Simple and kid-friendly…they will definitely be a hit with your little farmers in training!

Chicks and Ducks and Geese better scurry on over to see these fun treats!  If you are planning a farm themed party, there is no need to stress over finding just the right party treats.  These cookies and cupcakes are seriously super simple to make!

Throwing a FARM THEMED PARTY?
☑️ This Farm Party Kit is the perfect set to get your party planning headed in the right direction!

Making party treats that are delicious and fun for kid’s to eat is kinda my passion.  When I thought about styling a fun friendly farm animal party…I KNEW I needed to make some simple and adorable little farm animal treats.  

I wanted these treats to be really easy to make and still capture different farm animal.  Not just a bunch of piggy cupcakes, but have multiple farm animals.  I also wanted them to use fairly simple ingredients!  

Ready to try these adorable little animals?

 

How to use Farm Animal Cookies + Cupcakes

Incorporating these fun little cupcakes and cookies into a party is seriously simple. they can be displayed on simple white plates, because they are already super colorful.

They also would look fantastic sitting in plates lined with fake grass.  If you want to bring a little “reality” into your party set-up…make those cute little cupcakes look like they are grazing in a field.  Adorable, right?

 

Ideas for a Farm Party

I recently made these delicious treats for the farm birthday party I styled. They were the perfect compliment to the fun and colorful decorations and really made the party “pop”!

Ready to get baking?

Farm Animal Cookies Tutorial: STEP by STEP

First up we have those adorable little farm animal themed sugar cookies.  Simple circle shaped sugar cookies transform into clever little animals with some easy to make fondant decorations. 

Materials:

Step 1:

Prep your sugar cookie dough.  I recommend my basic cut out sugar recipe, but you can use whatever recipe you wish, as long as they don’t spread a lot when baking. 

Also, feel free to cheat a little and buy round sugar cookies from the store. The cookies will be totally covered with fondant, so as long as you have a round cookie cutter to match the size of your cookie, don’t feel bad about saving some time if you need to!

Liberally, flour the surface and the rolling pin.  Roll out dough until it about ¼ inch thick. Using the round cookie cutter, cut the cookies and place on parchment covered cookie sheets.  Bake per recipe.  Allow cookies to completely cool prior to decorating. 

Step 2:

Color fondant. You will use mostly WHITE for these cookies, but also need some additional colors. 

For sheep, you will need both white and gray fondant. 

For pigs, you will need two shades of pink, mostly a lighter shade, with a smaller amount of darker pink. Also a small amount of black.

For chickens, you will need mostly white with a smaller amount of orange and red.

For cows, you will need white, black and a smaller amount of pink.

To color fondant, start with white and add drops of gel food coloring, kneading as you go until fondant is the desired color.

Step 3:

Make the cookie bases.

Roll White and Light Pink fondant out to 1/4 inch thick.  Using the round cookie cutters that match the size of your cookies, cut one large circle per cookie. 

You will need a white circle for each chicken, cow and sheep cookie.  You will need a light pink circle for each pig cookie.

Lay aside and allow to start drying.

Step 4:

Cut smaller fondant pieces.

Cows: Use the flower shaped punches with black fondant to place on top of the white face (approximately 3 per cookie) .  Use the large oval punch to punch one pink nose per cookie. 

Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cookie and two black hearts for ears per cookie.  You will need to trim the black flowers to match the edge of the circle once added.

Pigs: Punch one large oval per cookie for snout from darker pink.  Punch two hearts per cookie for ears, also from darker pink.  Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cookies.

Chicken: Punch three red hearts per cookie from red for top feathers.  Punch one orange triangle per cookies for beak.  Press two larger white hearts per cookie for wings.

Sheep: Press 8-10 white flowers per cookie for wool.  Press one large gray heart for face per cookie and two small gray hearts per cookie for ears.

Set all aside and allow to start drying.

Step 5:

Using a small drop of water per piece as glue (water will help the sugar in the fondant naturally stick as long as you don’t use to much), start attaching pieces as shown in the photo.  Add black sugar pearls as eyes. 

Draw on cow and pig mouth lines with edible marker.  Draw on sheep heart shaped nose and mouth lines also with edible marker.

Step 6:

Once all fondant is hardened, spread a thin layer of frosting on top of the sugar cookies and place the fondant faces on top.

Easy peasy and ready to enjoy!

Easy DIY Farm Animal Cookies

Easy DIY Farm Animal Cookies

Farm Animal Cookies Tutorial: STEP by STEP

First up we have those adorable little farm animal themed sugar cookies.  Simple circle shaped sugar cookies transform into clever little animals with some easy to make fondant decorations. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • Round Cookie Cutter
  • White Fondant
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Fondant Punch Kit
  • Food Safe Marker
  • Black Sugar Pearls
  • White Frosting (any kind)
  • Plain Sugar Cookies (You can use any recipe, or even store bought round cookies.  I used my no-fail, easy to use Sugar Cookie Recipe.)

Instructions

Step 1:

Prep your sugar cookie dough.  I recommend my basic cut out sugar recipe, but you can use whatever recipe you wish, as long as they don’t spread a lot when baking. 

Also, feel free to cheat a little and buy round sugar cookies from the store. The cookies will be totally covered with fondant, so as long as you have a round cookie cutter to match the size of your cookie, don’t feel bad about saving some time if you need to!

Liberally, flour the surface and the rolling pin.  Roll out dough until it about ¼ inch thick. Using the round cookie cutter, cut the cookies and place on parchment covered cookie sheets.  Bake per recipe.  Allow cookies to completely cool prior to decorating. 

Step 2:

Color fondant. You will use mostly WHITE for these cookies, but also need some additional colors. 

For sheep, you will need both white and gray fondant. 

For pigs, you will need two shades of pink, mostly a lighter shade, with a smaller amount of darker pink. Also a small amount of black.

For chickens, you will need mostly white with a smaller amount of orange and red.

For cows, you will need white, black and a smaller amount of pink.

To color fondant, start with white and add drops of gel food coloring, kneading as you go until fondant is the desired color.

Step 3:

Make the cookie bases.

Roll White and Light Pink fondant out to 1/4 inch thick.  Using the round cookie cutters that match the size of your cookies, cut one large circle per cookie. 

You will need a white circle for each chicken, cow and sheep cookie.  You will need a light pink circle for each pig cookie.

Lay aside and allow to start drying.

Step 4:

Cut smaller fondant pieces.

Cows: Use the flower shaped punches with black fondant to place on top of the white face (approximately 3 per cookie) .  Use the large oval punch to punch one pink nose per cookie.  Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cookie and two black hearts for ears per cookie. You will need to trim the black flowers to match the edge of the circle once added.

Pigs: Punch one large oval per cookie for snout from darker pink.  Punch two hearts per cookie for ears, also from darker pink.  Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cookies.

Chicken: Punch three red hearts per cookie from red for top feathers.  Punch one orange triangle per cookies for beak.  Press two larger white hearts per cookie for wings.

Sheep: Press 8-10 white flowers per cookie for wool.  Press one large gray hear for face per cookie and two small gray hearts per cookie for ears.

Set all aside and allow to start drying.

Step 5:

Using a small drop of water per piece as glue (water will help the sugar in the fondant naturally stick as long as you don't use to much), start attaching pieces as shown in the photo.  Add black sugar pearls as eyes. 

Draw on cow and pig mouth lines with edible marker.  Draw on sheep heart shaped nose and mouth lines also with edible marker.

Step 6:

Once all fondant is hardened, spread a thin layer of frosting on top of the sugar cookies and place the fondant faces on top.

Easy peasy and ready to enjoy!

Farm Animal Cupcakes Tutorial: STEP by STEP

Now it’s time to talk super cute cupcakes!  For these little cupcakes, I used my easy and moist chocolate cupcakes recipe.  You can also check out these amazing cupcake recipes if you want a flavor other than chocolate.

 

Materials:

 

Step 1:

Bake (or cheat and buy) cupcakes in desired flavor.  If you opt to buy, I recommend having them frosted in white, since all but the pigs will use white frosting or wiping the frosting off to frost on your own).  Allow cupcakes to completely cool before frosting.

Step 2:

Using the frosting tips and bags, frost all cow, sheep and chicken cupcakes with white frosting.  Mix a little pink food coloring into your frosting to frost pig cupcakes pink.

Step 3:

Color fondant.

For sheep, you will need gray fondant. 

For pigs, you will need pink, darker than the frosting.  Also a small amount of black.

For chickens, you will need orange and red.

For cows, you will need black and pink.

To color fondant, start with white and add drops of gel food coloring, kneading as you go until fondant is the desired color.

Step 4:

Cut fondant pieces. First roll out fondant to 1/4 inch thick and cut with punches.

Cows: Use the flower shaped punches with black fondant(approximately 3 per cupcake) .  Use the large oval punch to punch one pink nose per cupcake. 

Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cupcake and two black hearts for ears per cupcake. You will need to trim the black flowers to match the edge of the cupcake before placing in frosting.

Pigs: Punch one large oval per cupcake for snout from pink.  Punch two hearts per cupcake for ears, also from pink.  Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cupcake.

Chicken: Punch three medium red hearts per cupcake from red for top feathers.  Punch one large orange triangle per cupcake for beak.

Sheep: Press one large gray oval for face per cupcake and two small gray hearts per cookie for ears.  Pinch one end of oval to make the tear drop shape.

Set all aside and allow to start drying.

Step 5:

Once fondant is hardened, draw sheep face onto gray fondant tear drop.  

Using a small drop of water per piece, attach nostrils to nose snouts for pig and cow.  

Cover sheep cupcakes with small marshmallows (except for the center) for wool.

Step 6:

Place fondant pieces onto frosting as shown in photos.  Add black sugar pearls for eyes.  

Easy peasy and ready to eat!

Simple Farm Animal Cupcakes

Simple Farm Animal Cupcakes

Farm Animal Cupcakes Tutorial: STEP by STEP

Now it's time to talk super cute cupcakes!  For these little cupcakes, I used my easy and moist chocolate cupcakes recipe.  You can also check out these amazing cupcake recipes if you want a flavor other than chocolate.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Unfrosted Cupcakes (any flavor.  I used this super fluffy chocolate cupcake recipe)
  • White Frosting (any flavor)
  • White Fondant
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Fondant Punch Kit
  • Food Safe Marker
  • Black Sugar Pearls
  • Frosting Bag and Tip
  • Small marshmallows

Instructions

Step 1:

Bake (or cheat and buy) cupcakes in desired flavor.  If you opt to buy, I recommend having them frosted in white, since all but the pigs will use white frosting or wiping the frosting off to frost on your own).  Allow cupcakes to completely cool before frosting.

Step 2:

Using the frosting tips and bags, frost all cow, sheep and chicken cupcakes with white frosting.  Mix a little pink food coloring into your frosting to frost pig cupcakes pink.

Step 3:

Color fondant.

For sheep, you will need gray fondant. 

For pigs, you will need pink, darker than the frosting.  Also a small amount of black.

For chickens, you will need orange and red.

For cows, you will need black and pink.

To color fondant, start with white and add drops of gel food coloring, kneading as you go until fondant is the desired color.

Step 4:

Cut fondant pieces. First roll out fondant to 1/4 inch thick and cut with punches.

Cows: Use the flower shaped punches with black fondant(approximately 3 per cupcake) .  Use the large oval punch to punch one pink nose per cupcake. 

Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cupcake and two black hearts for ears per cupcake. You will need to trim the black flowers to match the edge of the cupcake before placing in frosting.

Pigs: Punch one large oval per cupcake for snout from pink.  Punch two hearts per cupcake for ears, also from pink.  Punch two very small black ovals for nostrils per cupcake.

Chicken: Punch three medium red hearts per cupcake from red for top feathers.  Punch one large orange triangle per cupcake for beak.

Sheep: Press one large gray oval for face per cupcake and two small gray hearts per cookie for ears.  Pinch one end of oval to make the tear drop shape.

Set all aside and allow to start drying.

Step 5:

Once fondant is hardened, draw sheep face onto gray fondant tear drop.  

Using a small drop of water per piece, attach nostrils to nose snouts for pig and cow.  

Cover sheep cupcakes with small marshmallows (except for the center) for wool.

Step 6:

Place fondant pieces onto frosting as shown in photos.  Add black sugar pearls for eyes.  

Easy peasy and ready to eat!

Coordinating Farm Party Supplies

Setting up a farm party is simple with cute and coordinating party ware and decorations.  These treats were specifically made to match this fun party design.  Below you can find helpful links for each of the awesome pieces in this set!

Shop This Party

Here are some helpful links for throwing a farm party and grabbing all the goodies we used to create this festive event:

Farm Beverage Napkins

Farm Lunch Napkins

Farm Dessert Plates

Farm Lunch Plates

Farm Balloon Kit

Farm Crowns

Farm Paper Cups

Farm Hanging Decor Kit

Farm Tablecover

Farm Decorating Kit

Farm Paper Straws

Mini Pig Piñata

Cow Plates

 

Here are some helpful links for planning a farm party:

 

Conclusion for DIY Farm Animal Cupcakes + Cookies:

Don’t stress about finding farm themed treats, when you can make your own simply using these east tutorials.  Whether your little one love pigs or chickens, we have some easy to make and super yummy farm animal cookies and cupcakes for you to DIY.

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