Animal cupcakes decorated to look like your favorite zoo animals! Lion cupcakes, monkey cupcakes, tiger cupcakes, bear cupcakes, and owl cupcakes!
Beat 2 cups softened unsalted butter on high speed until it's smooth and pale in colour.
Add 6-8 cups of powdered sugar, beating in one cup at a time until the mixture is smooth.
Add whole milk by the tablespoon until the frosting reaches spreading consistency (you'll probably need to add 3-4 tablespoons of milk).
Divide the frosting into 4 equal parts. Use food colouring to colour one batch of the frosting yellow, one batch of the frosting orange, and stir about 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder into the third batch to make the dark chocolate frosting.
Divide the fourth part of the frosting into two parts, leaving one part white and stirring 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder into the other part to create the light brown frosting.
You should end up with 5 bowls of frosting: yellow, orange, dark brown, light brown and white.
You can use homemade cupcakes, cupcakes made from a boxed mix, or even pre-made cupcakes.