How to Make an Easy Turtle Shaped Cake

These cakes are so cute and perfect for anyone, they’re a great addition to any party! The great thing about this cake is that you can use the same idea and make a lot of other different shaped animal cakes too.

What You’ll Need

– Bowl – Muffin/cupcake tray. – Muffin liners – Cake mix – Food color – Buttercream Icing

Once your cupcakes and cake are baked let them cool. Once they are at room temperature you can take the cake out of the bowl and flip it upside down. This is your turtle’s body!


Next, take two cupcakes out of your tray. Cut the top of the cupcake off and then cut that top in half. These are your turtle’s legs and arms!


Now you’re going to get your icing together and mix in a little coloring. I used Wilton’s Icing Color named Kelly Green for the turtle’s body. To get the slightly darker green food color for the shapes on the turtle’s shell.


Remember to leave the spots at the top of your turtle’s shell for your dark green coloring. I saved this for last. Once all the green everywhere else was done I added my dark green to the bag.


Add your googly eyes and you’re done!!! I can’t wait to see all your turtle cakes, if you have a turtle’s birthday coming up this is such a fun idea for that too!


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