Shaun the sheep party!

Shaun the sheep cupcakes HLH


Look who came to visit this weekend!  It’s Shaun the sheep (da, da-da, da), it’s Shaun the sheep (da, da-da, da)…

Birthday parties for the boys are so much fun but sometimes there’s a fine line between getting creative with party cakes and decorations and feeling like the party is just one big birthday burden.

So the theme for our little man’s 2nd birthday this year was ‘low-key’.  Easy food to prepare, just a couple of balloons for decorations and a simple cake.

Well it doesn’t get much simpler than this – a Betty Crocker cake mix, a tub of Betty Crocker vanilla frosting, some white mini marshmallows and Shaun the sheep face cut-outs.  I covered a chopping board in scrunched up tissue paper and borrowed some farm fencing from the boys toy box.  Voila!

Shaun the sheep HLH

The trickiest bit was drawing and cutting out Shaun’s face.  I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for on the Internet, so I decided to draw my own template.  I’m all about sharing, so I thought I would put together a printable template for you too!

Click here for your FREE Shaun the sheep face template (PDF file)


These faces will print at the right size for large cupcakes – I used a muffin tray lined with large, brown cupcake liners.  For best results, print on the thickest white paper your printer will allow.

To attach the faces to the cupcake I cut cotton buds in half, put a dollop of icing on the cotton end, skewered the cut end into the cupcake and stuck the face to the icing.  The icing was just sticky enough to keep the faces in place.  Warning : don’t forget to tell your guests about the cotton buds before they bite into the cake!

Birthday cake timeline

Just like my Mum used to, I keep a handwritten list of all the birthday cakes in my recipe book.  But I thought it would be fun to put together a birthday cake photo timeline that I can add to each year.  I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Kids cakes

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22 Responses to Shaun the sheep party!

  1. fee 17 August, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing – I LOVE them! And I love the idea of the cake timeline – will definitely be starting my own!

  2. HilaryT 30 August, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Love this! My kids love Shaun the sheep! This might be perfect for my littlest guys 3rd birthday. Pinning this one!

  3. hellolittlehouse 30 August, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I swear I love Shaun the Sheep more than my boys do Hilary! It’s very funny. Thanks so much for pinning.

  4. hellolittlehouse 30 August, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    It’s great to look back on all the hard work we put into those birthday cakes Fee. Especially considering the cakes are destroyed in a matter of minutes!

  5. Simone @Greatfun4kids 24 October, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    You are so clever! I am a huge birthday party nut, and i am super-impressed with your party timeline! What a fab idea.

    I run a birthday party linky and I’d love you to drop by and link up your birthday parties

  6. hellolittlehouse 24 October, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi Simone, I’ll definitely pop over and have a look at your birthday party links. Thank you!

  7. Becky 13 November, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    Yay!!! We love Shaun the Sheep! Thank you so much for the printable! This is perfect for my 2 year old!

  8. Meg 9 December, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Oh, God bless you. This is just what I needed. My 4 year old said, “Sheep cupcakes. That’s what I want.” 🙂

  9. hellolittlehouse 9 December, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I’m pleased I could help Meg. I hope your 4yo is suitably impressed!

  10. melvoevo 7 January, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    i love you nat. i also love sts!


  11. hellolittlehouse 7 January, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Awwww, sending love back at you! Shaun the Sheep rocks. So very funny.

  12. Andie 21 January, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Slowly working my way back through all your posts (and loving them!)… thanks for sorting out Joel’s 2nd birthday theme for me 6 months in advance! ha ha… sooo doing this and sooo love Shaun the Sheep. So funny! Soooo there!

  13. hellolittlehouse 21 January, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    So you’re a Shaun the Sheep family too! Sometimes I laugh out loud watching it – such clever writing. Joel will love it.

  14. FrenchLucie 26 February, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    Your Shaun flock made me jump from my chair… and sit back on the floor ( yeah, it’s a rolling chair_stupid, I know). Just perfect for my almost-3 Luka, and I guess my almost-6 Lorik will ask these for the big day at school too! THANK YOU from France, where you will also find Shaun the Sheep families here and there.

  15. hellolittlehouse 26 February, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Bonjour Lucie! It’s hard to believe that my Shaun the Sheep cupcakes found their way to France. Very exciting! Thanks for the visit.

  16. melissa {persnickety plates} 20 March, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    I don’t have any kids, I don’t know who Shaun the Sheep is & I don’t even like marshmellows, but I want to make these! haha Adorable.

  17. Becky UK 28 March, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing these! It was just what I was looking for! I have made them for my Father in law’s 60th Birthday (he is a sheep farmer). And now I have found your blog, I will be keeping up with it, love it! Love your inspiring projects…….Thanks again for sharing. As I tell my kids – don’t you think sharing makes the world a nicer place! Xx

  18. Sundus 15 October, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Perfect for Eid celebration
    Super easy and fun
    My Kids loved them


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