Last week I baked a batch of twenty-four yellow cupcakes. I decorated the first eight for the feast of St. Columba, eight more for the feast of St. Anthony, and this afternoon I decided to decorate the last remaining eight as sheep to go along with the story Saint Germaine and the Sheep for today's feast of St. Germaine Cousin who was a shepherdess nearly from infancy. You can read more about St. Germaine here.
Originally I thought I would use miniature marshmallows, similar to our Good Shepherd Cupcakes, but we're out and I didn't want to make a trip to the store so I improvised with the last of the frosting and a round decorating tip. They turned out so cute!
Saint Germaine's Flock of Sheep Cupcakes
Fluffy White Whipped Frosting
Unwrap each cupcake and frost top with Fluffy White Whipped Frosting.
Cut the marshmallows to create face and ears for on top of each cupcakes.
For the face: Cup marshmallow in half across the middle. Use one half for each cupcake.
For the ears: Cut marshmallow diagonally from corner to corner. Cut one half of the marshmallow again, down the middle, to create two ears for each cupcake.
Place the marshmallow face and ears on top of the frosted cupcake, sticky side up.
Add two eyes and a heart shaped nose to each cupcake.
Using a round decorating tip, pipe dots of frosting around the face and ears, covering the top of the cupcake to create a fluffy sheep.
You can find additional ideas for celebrating the feast of St. Germaine, including the link to a lovely coloring page, over at Shower of Roses.
Saint Germaine, pray for us!