Baby Hedgehog Cupcakes

Hedgehog Cupcakes

How is something so prickly so adorable? Hedgehogs are some of the cutest, rolly-polliest animal babies—and the sweetest cupcakes—we’ve seen. The adorable hedgehog cupcakes begin with a basic cupcake base that can be homemade or store-bought. The hedgehog body is a mix of simple chocolate frosting that is piped on top combined with a sprinkling of coarse crystal sugar. The effect is delightful and safe to eat since it remains quill free! Finish off the face with marshmallow fondant with some well-placed candies for the details.

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Step by Step Video

Watch the baby hedgehog cupcake come together in this step by step tutorial video.


1 box white cake mix (or any unfrosted cupcakes)
12 regular cupcake liners (we used red)
Chocolate frosting
White coarse crystal sugar
Marshmallow fondant, rolled ¼ inch thick
Pink candy confetti hearts
Gel frosting
Chocolate chips


  1. Make the cupcakes and let them cool completely. (We used boxed cake mix to create the base for our hedgehogs, but any cupcakes without icing will work.)
  2. Frost with chocolate. (We used a pastry bag with a star tip.)
  3. Sprinkle with white coarse crystal sugar.
  4. Cut a heart shape from the fondant using a small cookie cutter.
  5. Create eyes with dots of gel frosting.
  6. Attach the face to the cupcake, using a small amount of icing if necessary.
  7. Add confetti hearts for ears.
  8. Attach a chocolate chip nose with a tiny bit of frosting.
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