Williams Sonoma Goldtouch® Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set (cake pans and muffin tin)
Georgetown Cupcake Cake Mix
Confetti Georgetown Cupcake Mix
Animal toy figurines
Card stock or scrapbook paper
Mini pom poms
Assorted sprinkles and sanding sugar
Line cake rounds with parchment paper and muffin pan with cupcake liners.
Bake cake and cupcakes and make buttercream according to instructions of the back of the packaging. Allow cake to cool completed before frosting.
Remove animal toy figurines from packaging and wash with warm soapy water. Wipe figurines dry.
Cut out cardstock into small squares (the size will depend on the size of your toy), roughly about 1-inch on each side. Roll the square into a cone shape and use a bit of tape to secure the cone shape. Using a hot glue gun, attach a mini pom pom to the top of each cone to form the hat. Attach a hat to each animal with hot glue.
For the layer cake
Place the first cake round on a plate or cake stand. Transfer half of the buttercream to the cake layer. Using an offset spatula or back of a spoon, spread the buttercream evenly to the edge of the layer.
Place second cake layer in top, flat side up.
Frost the top of the cake with remaining icing.
Apply sprinkles to the edge of the top layer.
Take several of the party animal figurines and place on top of the cake
For the cupcakes
Transfer buttercream to a pastry bag fitted with a large open-star tip.
Pipe two rings of buttercream on each cupcake and sprinkle sanding sugar on the buttercream.
Place animal figurine to the centre of each cupcake.