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Horton Hears A Who Cupcakes

Planning a themed birthday party for your little one obsessed with Dr Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who? Got all the decor and snacks sorted? Why not take it up a notch with these surprisingly easy Horton Hears a Who Cupcakes?

With just a handful of ingredients and modest piping skills, you can actually nail this recipe.

Ready to get started? Read on for the ingredients list!

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What’s Needed to Make these Horton Hears a Who Elephant Cupcakes


To make these Dr Seuss inspired cupcakes, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients. No biggie!

Directions to Make the Horton Hears a Who Cupcakes

Place frosting in a small bowl and add 2-3 drops of black food coloring. Mix well. Add more coloring if you would like it darker.

food coloring

Place frosting in a piping bag or large baggie. Snipe off the corner.

Horton Hears a Who Cupcakes

Pipe frosting in a circular motion around the cupcake. Now, starting at the back of the cupcake, take the frosting and make a vertical line down the center. This line represents Horton’s trunk. Repeat this step with the remaining cupcakes.

Set the elephant cupcakes aside.

Take an unwrap sucker and dip it in some water. Shake excess water off and lay on a plate. Sprinkle on the edible glitter, make sure to rotate sucker as you go. Stick it in the end of his “trunk” so it looks like Horton is holding the Truffula tree. Repeat this step.

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Your Horton Hears a Who Cupcakes are ready to enjoy!!!


These Dr Seuss inspired elephant cupcakes are perfect for any themed birthday party or even when you’re hosting a play-date for your little one and his friends!
And of course, they’ll also get him interested in reading the book again, which is win right?

Useful Tips & Tricks for a Dr Seuss Themed Party

Planning a themed birthday party may seem overwhelming and confusing, but it is actually not, and if you’re planning a Dr Seuss themed party, I’ve got some cool tips and tricks to make things easier for you!

  • Use printables whenever possible. From invites to paper decorations, if you’re not sure you’ll find the themed decor at your local party supplies store, this should help.
  • Stick to 2-3 colors when it comes to choosing everything from party favors to the birthday cake, instead of going overboard and trying to incorporate everything in the same event.
  • Keep the food menu simple with bite sized snacks, and of course, the ones that little toddlers can handle.
  • Look up some simple games (that have the least amount of mess involved). Puzzles and printables work great too!

What’s Next?

Think you’re done with it all? Wait up! I’ve got you some other super useful Dr Seuss inspired craft activities and recipe ideas that you’ll love!

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.


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