How to make adorable Llama Sugar Cookies and Llama Cupcakes!

Baking adorable Llama Cookies and Llama cupcakes for a birthday party is easy with these simple to follow instructions.  Little llamas are such fun additions to any party.  With Llama themed cupcakes and llama sugar cookies, you can keep your treats on theme and still serve delicious goodies. 

Ready to learn how to make these fun llama themed desserts?

 

While you might want to save the drama for your llama…we say llamas can be free of drama when they are this cuddly cute and easy to bake.  These furry and fun animals make such a great focus for a birthday party or baby shower.  

Honestly it like too of the cutest animals ever (the horse and the rabbit) got together to create an even cuter animal you just want to snuggle, right!  

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With fun fluffy cupcakes and cute royal iced sugar cookies…these llamas are ready to party!

 

How to use Llama Cookies and Llama Cupcakes

Before we dive into the logistics of making these fun little desserts…let’s talk about throwing a llama themed party.

Llama parties are a snap with fun and colorful llama decor and tableware.  I recently styled a simple and fun llama birthday party, where of course I made these amazingly fun treats. 

Be sure to check out all the Playful Llama Decorations and Party Ideas!

 

Ideas for a Llama party

With some colorful cupcake wrappers and some shimmery gum balls to help accent the cookies and cupcakes, these adorable treats fit perfectly into the llama party decorations for this party.  The kids definitely loved eating them also.  

The llama cupcakes were especially popular with the little girls!

 

Llama Cupcakes Tutorial: STEP by STEP

Alright…let’s get started with these fun and fluffy llama cupcakes.  While these cuties are super simple, they have the appearance of being complicated…which honestly is the BEST kind of dessert for a party.  You can make a bunch quickly, but they aren’t expensive or crazy time consuming!

Materials:

Step 1:

Bake cupcakes according to chosen recipe and allow to cool completely before decorating.  Once cupcakes are cool frost with white frosting. 

I recommend using a piping bag and large tip for these cupcakes, but because the icing will be smashed, you can just apply a liberal amount with a knife if you choose.

Step 2:

Prep fondant.  You will need to cut 5 pieces of fondant per cupcake.  From the white fondant, cut  3/4 inch triangles (2 per cupcake) and round the edges with your fingers.  Set aside. 

From the pink fondant, cut 1/2 inch triangles (2 per cupcake) and round the edges with your fingers.  Place the pink inner ear triangles onto the center of the white outer ears.  Allow to harden together.

Also from the pink fondant, punch oval nose/mouth circles.  Allow to harden.  Once the fondant is completely hardened, use the edible marker to draw a heart shaped nose and mouth lines.  Set aside.

Step 3:

Pour shaved coconut into a bowl.  Carefully dip the frosted cupcakes into the shaved coconut.  This will give the fur-like appearance to the frosting. 

Step 4:

Add the ears to the top of the cupcake by sticking the pointy side of the triangles into the frosting.  Place two upside down chocolate chips into the frosting for eyes and add the pink circle underneath.

Easy peasy and ready to eat!

Pro tips:

You can buy just white fondant and color some to be pink with gel food coloring, but honestly you need such a small amount of pink fondant to make these cupcakes, I would spend the $3 or so on a small package of already pink fondant and save yourself the time.

Also, if you don’t want to bake or are short on time, you can grab store bought cupcakes with plain white icing (or even wipe the icing off and re-ice them) and decorate accordingly.

DIY Llama Cupcakes Recipe

DIY Llama Cupcakes Recipe

Alright...let's get started with these fun and fluffy llama cupcakes.  While these cuties are super simple, they have the appearance of being complicated...which honestly is the BEST kind of dessert for a party.  You can make a bunch quickly, but they aren't expensive or crazy time consuming!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes (I used chocolate, but you can bake or buy any flavor of cupcakes for the base)
  • White frosting (any flavor)
  • Shaved coconut
  • Chocolate Chips
  • White fondant
  • Pink fondant
  • Edible marker
  • Oval fondant punch

Instructions

Step 1:

Bake cupcakes according to chosen recipe and allow to cool completely before decorating.  Once cupcakes are cool frost with white frosting. 

I recommend using a piping bag and large tip for these cupcakes, but because the icing will be smashed, you can just apply a liberal amount with a knife if you choose.

Step 2:

Prep fondant.  You will need to cut 5 pieces of fondant per cupcake.  From the white fondant, cut  3/4 inch triangles (2 per cupcake) and round the edges with your fingers.  Set aside. 

From the pink fondant, cut 1/2 inch triangles (2 per cupcake) and round the edges with your fingers.  Place the pink inner ear triangles onto the center of the white outer ears.  Allow to harden together.

Also from the pink fondant, punch oval nose/mouth circles.  Allow to harden.  Once the fondant is completely hardened, use the edible marker to draw a heart shaped nose and mouth lines.  Set aside.

Step 3:

Pour shaved coconut into a bowl.  Carefully dip the frosted cupcakes into the shaved coconut.  This will give the fur-like appearance to the frosting. 

Step 4:

Add the ears to the top of the cupcake by sticking the pointy side of the triangles into the frosting.  Place two upside down chocolate chips into the frosting for eyes and add the pink circle underneath.

Easy peasy and ready to eat!

Notes

Pro tips:

You can buy just white fondant and color some to be pink with gel food coloring, but honestly you need such a small amount of pink fondant to make these cupcakes, I would spend the $3 or so on a small package of already pink fondant and save yourself the time.

Also, if you don't want to bake or are short on time, you can grab store bought cupcakes with plain white icing (or even wipe the icing off and re-ice them) and decorate accordingly.

Llama Cookies Tutorial: STEP by STEP

Ready for some adorable llama cookies?  These royal iced cookies are on the intermediate side when it comes to skill.  They aren’t complicated, but this is probably not the best cookie for your very first attempt at using royal icing.  

Let’s bake some beautiful llama sugar cookies!

Materials:

 

Step 1:

Pick your favorite sugar cookie recipe and prep your dough.  For best results, I add a little extra flour to my dough right before I start cutting the cookies so they do not stick to the cutting surface.  I also liberally flour the surface I am cutting cookies onto.

Once your dough is ready to start cutting, roll it out to about ¼ inch thick.  Don’t be afraid of making thick cookies. I feel like my thicker cookies always bake better and decorate easier!

Step 2:

Preheat oven according to the recipe.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut the dough using a llama shaped cookie cutter.  Bake the cookies according to the desired recipe.

Typically I pull the cookies out of the oven a little earlier than what the recipe calls for.  You do not want the edges browning. Browning means you have already baked them too long!  Cookies should cool completely before you begin decorating.  

For best results, bake cookies the day before you decorate them.

Step 3:

Prepare royal icing.  You will need mostly white, with a smaller amount each of yellow, pink, teal and gray.

Add small amounts of water to each container and mix until you get the frosting to the desired consistency. You will want the icing to be fill consistency (honey-like) icing.

Fill piping bags with royal icing. 

Step 4:

Start with the yellow icing.  Make a half circle on the llama back for the saddle blanket.  Fill the circle with yellow icing.  Trace the yellow circle with pink and then teal icing.

Outline the cookie with white icing (except for the feet).  Fill the cookie with white.  While the white is still wet, add small pink, yellow and teal dots around the saddle blanket. 

Add small pink dots for ears and a pink circle for the mouth.  Be careful not to use too much icing for these dots, as it will spread a bit.

Using the gray icing, outline ad fill in the feet.

Step 5:

Allow the icing to fully harden.  Once it is dry.  Use the black edible marker to make eye dots and draw on the heart shaped nose and mouth lines.

Cookies are done and ready to enjoy!

Pro tip: 

I like to put my icing into plastic wrap and twist the ends before I place it into the piping bags.  I then pull the twisted end through the tip and cut it off. 

This keeps the piping bags from getting messy (extra washing after the fact) and plopping icing onto plastic wrap is so much faster than trying to fill a piping bag.

DIY Llama Cookies Recipe

DIY Llama Cookies Recipe

Ready for some adorable llama cookies?  These royal iced cookies are on the intermediate side when it comes to skill.  They aren't complicated, but this is probably not the best cookie for your very first attempt at using royal icing.  

Let's bake some beautiful llama sugar cookies!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes

Ingredients

  • Llama cookie cutter
  • Sugar Cookie Recipe (You can use any recipe, but I recommend my basic sugar cookie recipe. 
  • Royal icing. You can buy that mix or here is a great royal icing recipe to use!!  If you are new to cookie decorating, you also need a piping bag, icing tip 1/2, coupler, and clip.  I recommend this piping tip set.  It’s reasonably priced and includes everything you need.
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Edible marker
  • Parchment Paper

Instructions

Step 1:

Pick your favorite sugar cookie recipe and prep your dough.  For best results, I add a little extra flour to my dough right before I start cutting the cookies so they do not stick to the cutting surface.  I also liberally flour the surface I am cutting cookies onto.

Once your dough is ready to start cutting, roll it out to about ¼ inch thick.  Don’t be afraid of making thick cookies. I feel like my thicker cookies always bake better and decorate easier!

Step 2:

Preheat oven according to the recipe.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut the dough using a llama shaped cookie cutter.  Bake the cookies according to the desired recipe.

Typically I pull the cookies out of the oven a little earlier than what the recipe calls for.  You do not want the edges browning. Browning means you have already baked them too long!  Cookies should cool completely before you begin decorating.  

For best results, bake cookies the day before you decorate them.

Step 3:

Prepare royal icing.  You will need mostly white, with a smaller amount each of yellow, pink, teal and gray.

Add small amounts of water to each container and mix until you get the frosting to the desired consistency. You will want the icing to be fill consistency (honey-like) icing.

Fill piping bags with royal icing. 

Step 4:

Start with the yellow icing.  Make a half circle on the llama back for the saddle blanket.  Fill the circle with yellow icing.  Trace the yellow circle with pink and then teal icing.

Outline the cookie with white icing (except for the feet).  Fill the cookie with white.  While the white is still wet, add small pink, yellow and teal dots around the saddle blanket. 

Add small pink dots for ears and a pink circle for the mouth.  Be careful not to use too much icing for these dots, as it will spread a bit.

Using the gray icing, outline ad fill in the feet.

Step 5:

Allow the icing to fully harden.  Once it is dry.  Use the black edible marker to make eye dots and draw on the heart shaped nose and mouth lines.

Cookies are done and ready to enjoy!

Notes

Pro tip: 

I like to put my icing into plastic wrap and twist the ends before I place it into the piping bags.  I then pull the twisted end through the tip and cut it off. 

This keeps the piping bags from getting messy (extra washing after the fact) and plopping icing onto plastic wrap is so much faster than trying to fill a piping bag.

 

Coordinating Llama Party Supplies

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Llama Party Hats

Llama Treat Bags

Shimmer Pink Gumballs

Llama Pinata

Llama Party Balloons

 

Conclusion for Llama Sugar Cookie Recipe:

Llama cookies and llama cupcakes are adorable and make great treats for a fun birthday party!  With these easy to follow tutorials, you can make delicious llama cookies and cupcakes for your party or even just for fun.  If you love furry and fun llamas, give these delicious treats a try!

 

Here are some helpful links for throwing a llama party:


 

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