Australian Animal Cupcakes For Australia Day

australian animal cupcakes

If you’re looking for a fun baking activity to do with the kids, that celebrates Australia, these Australian Animal Cupcakes are not only a treat, but A LOT of fun to make with the kids.

You know you’re in the full swing of the year when school starts and the Australia Day public holiday comes up.

Usually the public holiday is spent with friends and out of the heat. Today was a stinker so I’m expecting similar weather for tomorrow.

But even though it was hot outside today, we had the air con on inside and the girls and I got our baking on to make these Australian Animal Cupcakes for Australia Day.

We’re heading to the Pub tomorrow with friends so I’m not sure when these guys will get eaten, but it was a fun activity all the same for my two youngest girls to do.

If you’re looking for a sugar-free treat, this is not it. The last time I shared cupcakes on Instagram I got told I was killing my kids for feeding them sugar. It was water off this platypus’ back.

Of course you can make your cupcakes from scratch. I always head to Create Bake Make or Bake Play Smile for a baking recipe. Today, I opted for the easy packet mix option.

australian animal cupcakes

What you need

  • Cupcake mix and icing
  • Marshmallows
  • Dark choc chips
  • White choc chips
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Chocolate covered almonds
  • Arnotts Honey Jumbles
  • TeeVee Snacks

australian animal cupcakes ingredients

Echidna Cupcakes

To make these echidna cupcakes, I melted some of the white choc chips and dipped the TeeVee chocolate sticks in to make textured spikes for the echidna. Set these in the fridge.

echidna spikes cupcakes


echidna cupcakes

Ice your cupcake like normal and layer the chocolate sticks evenly, alternating between white chocolate and plain. Add two white choc chips for eyes and cut one chocolate stick in half for the mouth. You can poke the stick biscuits into the cupcake, by I liked the spread out option.

australian animal cupcakes echidna

Platypus Cupcakes

You will need two Honey Jumble biscuits. Cut the pink biscuit in half and stuff it into the top of the front of the cupcake. Poke a white biscuit for the tail and add two chocolate chips for eyes.

platypus cupcakes


platypus cupcakes


Koala Cupcakes

Ice your cupcake like so and sprinkle desiccated coconut over the top of the icing. Cut a pink marshmallow in half and place them on either side of the cupcake for ears. Place a chocolate covered almond in the middle for the nose and two chocolate chips for the eyes.

koala cupcakes


koala cupcakes

When put together, you can’t get much more Australian than these cupcakes. It definitely looks like Australia on a plate when served together.

australian animal cupcakes


Australian animal cupcakes

What are you doing for Australia Day tomorrow? What is your favourite Australian animal?