chinese new year cake

vanilla cupcake

Happy year of the sheep (goat)! I was also born in the year of the sheep, so I feel like this is a good reason to make these adorable sheep cakes. 

I also wanted an excuse to use a dome cake pan that I got from winners (a Canadian discounted store) for frigging $2. SAY WHAT! 

This fluffy sheep cake is a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, and chocolate to make the face and the antlers. This cake is moist, and full of vanilla flavour, thanks to vanilla extract AND vanilla bean paste. It’s a great recipe. Use it as a base for all your creative baking concoctions!

I also made little baby sheeps with the small cupcake pan. Aren’t they the cutest, all hurdled together?

You can use marshmallows to create the fluffy sheep fur, but if you can use buttercream, why don’t you? Buttercream is the best thing ever. Give me a spoon and I’ll eat it all day long. 

Basic Vanilla Cupcake

makes 12 regular sized cupcakes, or 24 mini cupcakes

2 sticks of butter, softened

¾ cup of sugar

2 eggs

¼ cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp vanilla bean paste

1 ½ cup all purpose flour

1 ¼ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt


method

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line your cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and vanilla paste.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add it to the butter mixture and mix until it just comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Fill the cupcake liners until they are ¾ full. Bake for 17-20 min. Check with toothpick to see if it comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan for 5 min, and cool completely on a wired rack before frosting them. 

to make the fluffy sheep fur, fill the piping bag with plain tip (any size of your choice) and pipe your buttercream on. you can also use mini marshmallows to get a similar presentation.

EXO in a nutshell

what we (me and my friends) talk about when we have time (these gifs aren’t mine- so thanks to the ppl who made them): 
Sehun:
tall, skinny legs. “never don’t mind about a thing”, bubble tea, his laugh is hilarious “shawty imma party till the sundown”, sebooty is a thing apparently, shipped with Luhan or Kai, hella fine, good dancer, pinkupinku, motorcycle scene, pepero challenge how is he maknae?  

Originally posted by wooyoung

Originally posted by perfect-affection

Chen: breaks your ears at volume 2, dinosaur scream/laugh, really loud, whines, shipped with Xiumin, cute, puffy ass hair in this early exo phases, that smile…

Originally posted by kiimjongbae

Originally posted by luhansguardian


Xiumin: oldest of the group, baozi, can hit high notes, sexy small guy, the eyebrow thing he does in exo showtime, boy he can dance- his solos though, shipped with Luhan or Chen, tfw he writes his name with his butt <3, red nose thing he wore for MAMA

Originally posted by ky-ngsoo

Originally posted by cosmicdrive


Suho: mother of the group, or daddysuho- there is no inbetween, rich af, tries to be funny a lot, really nice, pays for other members, curses a lot apparently, goes into the ocean for his children

Originally posted by parkchny

Originally posted by jngn-km


Kai: those hip thrusts though, dancing king, his laugh is great, did yumy yumy with Sehun, boy can he dance, did i say he could dance? shipped with sehun, the dark one, his dances though… , and then his little “kaaii” when he pretends to be a girl

Originally posted by parkchny

Originally posted by drawien

Lay- unicorn, looks high sometimes, last chinese guy left in exo *small tear*, man he can dance tooooo, great singer, motorcycle crash- dude, that archery thing he did in this commercial thing- bruh, he’s great

Originally posted by seokjinoe

Originally posted by chan-lay

D.O-  *glare*, lead singer (zhu chang), satan’s child?, DJ got us falling in love, I’m sure he’s going to beat Chanyeol’s ass one day, shipped with Kai, and sometimes Luhan… HE CAN SING, squissshhhyyyy, can’t rap

Originally posted by holykyungsoo

Originally posted by in-do-isle

Baekhyun- bunny ears, chicken tender love, lightsaber with phone flashlight, those high notes, hella fine in eyeliner, can speak japanese, silly, the little wiggling thing he does when he raps growl, does the cute wolf dance, shakes his ass a lot, sings off key in the morning, so adorable, trashes a super market, “heeeeerrre comes trouble!” 

Originally posted by baeksbyul

Originally posted by wooyoung

Chanyeol- rapper, deep voice, acts all tough but he’s literally a puppy, throws confetti, bothers D.O, lightsaber rap though, instagram updates :3, shipped with Baekhyun, that orange coat he wore at MAMA, jumps really high, EXO next door- wall slamming thing

Originally posted by yeollovemebaek

Originally posted by once-u-jongin-u-never-jongout

Luhan- yo yo yo~, does his “stop” pose a lot, eyeliner eyeliner eyeliner, hits high notes, starwars stuff, shipped with Xiumin and Sehun, hurry up brother tv show thing, manly=cute, that good good, LU *flute noises*, his solo dance to “the star” 10/10, 10 portions of new years cake from Sehun <3, chinese boy that speaks korean really well, very cute

Originally posted by psyrain

Originally posted by meiren-menglu

Kris- NOT MY STYLE, chicken though, really cool on screen, but really weird off screen, really good rapper, meet Luhan a few times after he left exo, no hair rn, chinese, used to be part of EXO-m, used to be the father of exo, screamed when he got hit too much in EXO showtime, very cool and suave

Originally posted by jinful

Originally posted by beastdw

Tao- Panda or drag queen- there literally is no in between, rich dad, gucci all the way, hate’s haunted houses, selfie king, doesn’t take selfies unless he has makeup on, raps, those high pitched weird things he does during songs, “ok” b4 growl

Originally posted by lobbu-lobbu

Originally posted by edanzgarden