Thursday, August 27, 2009

Koala Yummies

Do you remember koala yummies? Those little koala shaped cookies filled with chocolate? I used to dream that those would be a special treat in my lunch. Alas, I don't know that I have ever had them.

At any rate, I have devised my own koala yummies! And of course, they are cupcakes. This was my first attempt and the frosting wasn't as stiff as I would have liked. I used marshmallow, but I think that buttercream or cream cheese would have made the creation of the ears a lot easier.

Here's how to make your own Koala Yummies:

  • Black candy for nose (I used licorice jelly beans)
  • Black icing or writing gel or small black candy for the eyes
  • Small pink candy for the inside of the ears (I used cotton candy jelly bellys)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Grey frosting (preferably buttercream or cream cheese)
1. Cover cupcake in a layer of grey frosting.

2. Add a layer of shredded coconut (this is the fur!)

3. Add the nose.

4. Add the eyes. The one in the picture below has eyes that are a little too big, I think.

5. Place the pink candies on the side where you want the inside of the ears to be.

6. Cover the sides of the candy with a little more frosting and add more coconut. This is to make the ears look more 3D. This doesn't look that great in my picture since I was working with frosting that was too runny, unfortunately.

Aww.... if only I had some bamboo for the little guys. I think that it might look even better on mini cupcakes since some of my koalas had pretty big chins!


  1. These are very cute! Delicious, too, I'll bet!

  2. Wow! Carly! This site is adorable and a feast for the eyes.



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