Dr. Seuss “The Lorax” Cupcakes

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The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss comes to life once again this weekend when “The Lorax” Movie opens in theaters. After seeing Bakerella’s The Lorax Cake Pops, I was inspired to create The Lorax Cupcakes.

I’m super excited to share them with you, so let’s get right to it…

In Hoosier Homemade fashion…The Lorax, Bar-ba-loots and Truffula Trees are easy to create with some patience and a few supplies. Let’s start with the Truffula Trees…

Truffula Tree Cupcakes

  • Cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Frosting in pink, orange, yellow {I use Wilton Decorator Icing}
  • Sanding sugar
  • Offset spatula to swirl frosting
  • For the display…the tree trunks are caramel apple sticks, colored with a brown marker
  1. Add a good amount of frosting to each cupcake, swirl with the offset spatula
  2. For the spike edges, touch the spatula onto the frosting and pull away
  3. Sprinkle with sanding sugar

The Truffula Trees are so fun! They could also be used for a birthday party or other celebration.

Bar-ba-Loots Cupcakes

  • Cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Chocolate frosting, canned – it works best for melting
  • Eyes – White Smarties candy
  • Nose – Mini brown M&M
  • Ears – Wilton candy melts or other round, flat candy
  • Small amount of melted chocolate to secure the ears
  • Mouth & eyebrows – Black frosting in the Decorator bag fitted with a #2 tip


  1. With a knife, make a small slit in the cupcake where the ears will be
  2. Melt a small amount of chocolate and dip the candy melt {or other candy} into the chocolate and gently push into the opening
  3. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes
  4. Add chocolate frosting to a microwave safe bowl {amount will depend on how many cupcakes you are making}
  5. Melt frosting about 20 seconds – you want it pretty runny
  6. Remove cupcake from the freezer – work with only 1 at a time, and leave the others in the freezer – turn the cupcake upside down and dip into the melted frosting. You may need to add more frosting with a spoon
  7. Add the mini M&M for the nose
  8. Using the black frosting, add a small dot on the eyes {you can also use a Food Writer for this}
  9. Add eyes to cupcake
  10. Place in fridge to set up, about 10 minutes
  11. Add the eyebrows and mouth with black frosting

The Bar-ba-loots Bears are so cute you may not want to eat them! I’m sure your kiddos will though.

The Lorax Cupcakes

Since these little guys are a bit more involved, I’m saving them for Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter. Watch for them on Thursday afternoon, I’ll send out the newsletter a bit early this week, since The Lorax opens on Friday and I KNOW you will want to bake up a batch for the celebration.

Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter has exclusive recipes and cupcake designs, if you are NOT a subscriber, read all about it! AND, if you are a new subscriber, after Friday {3/2}, leave me a comment and I’ll happily send the newsletter with The Lorax Cupcakes to you.

What fun! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

I’m excited for the movie! Are you planning to see The Lorax?

Linking to…Dr. Seuss PartyTransformation ThursdayShow & Tell Friday, Food FridayWeekend Wrap-Up PartySaturday Night Special

Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! I’d appreciate a link back and be sure to check out the other cupcakes!


  1. michelle says:

    liz, i love your lorax cuppies!! they look absolutely awesome!
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  2. Jamie Webb says:

    I am in love with these, the trees are so cute!

  3. Your cupcakes are fantastic! I love the bar-ba-loots! I would love if you would come and share a link to this post on my blog, Happy Birthday Author. I have a linky that is collecting ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.


  4. Jerri says:

    Cute cupcakes as always!
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  5. Shelly Powell says:

    Love these! We’re having a Lorax themed recycling week at school and these will work great!

  6. SOOOOO CUTE! I love the apple sticks for tree trunks!

  7. I would love to include your Lorax cupcakes in a Lorax Roundup I will be doing on my blog. Would that be alright?
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  8. Beth says:

    I love your Lorax themed cupcakes! I would love to make them for my son’s birthday party next week. May I have your instructions for the Lorax? I am a new subscriber. Thanks!!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Hi there!

    I subscribed to the Cupcake Chronicle on Tuesday and did not receive the Lorax cupcake instructions. Am I just being impatient? Just making a grocery list… Love your site! I’m a fellow Hoosier too! :-)

  10. Kristen says:

    Can you send me the lorax cupcake recipe? I never got it when I joined.

  11. My kids are so excited to see The Lorax and I know they would be so impressed by these adorable cupcakes. Well done!
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  12. These are incredible!!! You are extremely creative!!
    I would like to invite you to link up at Fabulous Friday going on now.
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  13. Brittney says:

    Those are so adorable!

  14. Megan says:

    What adorable cupcakes! I love the detail you put into them. I found them on the Tatertots & Jelllo link party. I’m your newest follower. Megan
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  15. Amanda says:

    Just subscribed to the Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter. I can’t wait to make the Lorax cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday. Are you able to send me the newsletter with the instructions for the Lorax? Thanks so much-they are adorable!

  16. Julie says:
  17. April says:

    My kids are going to see the Lorax with their schools environmental group, these would be very fun cupcakes to make for their next meeting. :)
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  18. We just got back from seeing the movie so I am totally in love with your cupcakes!!!

  19. The cupcakes are adorable! I like how you are able to add that mustache–too, too cute.

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  20. Priscilla says:

    I would love the lorax cupcake recipe!!! We’re having a Lorax birthday party and I need those cupcakes! So cute!

  21. Melinda says:

    Can you send me the newsletter with the Lorax cupcakes? I didn’t get that newsletter for some reason. I want to make them for my son’s class this Friday. They are so cute and the kids are going to flip!

  22. Roberta Riccio says:

    Would love to have copy of Lorax cupcake recipe.
    Thank you

  23. Lisa says:

    LOVE these. Just subscribed to the newsletter. Can I get the Lorax instructions. LOVE all of your designs and creations. THANK YOU!

  24. jamie says:

    Lorax cupcakes. Very adorable. Would you be willing to share the recipe with me?

  25. Connie says:

    Saw Lorax movie and would like directions to make cupcakes. I receve the newsletter but deleted this one, Thanks.

  26. Cheryl says:

    please send me recipe for stiletto shoe cup cakes

  27. Staci says:

    Would you please send me the instructions for the Lorax cupcakes. Thank you

  28. REGINA says:

    I just subscribed to your newsletter and would really love to make the lorax cupcakes for my sons birthday party.

  29. CupcakeLady says:

    I’ve looked everywhere on Facebook and can’t find the page you are talking about.

  30. CupcakeLover says:

    I love the cupcakes and would like the instructions! New subscriber!

  31. Imane says:

    I love your cupcakes and specially the way you explain in details how to decorate them and which tips you use to do it…. Thank you very much from a new subscriber to your post and I wish I found your site before yesterday. And as a new baker and cupcake decorator, I do appreciate all your detailed explanations,you are the only blogger or site who takes time to truly help new bakers like me specially in the cupcake decoration field.

    Thank you one more time.

  32. Imane says:

    Would you please send me the instructions for the Lorax cupcakes. Thank you.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi there! Thanks for subscribing! When you confirm your subscription, you will receive an automatic email that will give you the page to the Cupcake Chronicles Archives and a password.

  33. Chelsea says:

    Hey I just signede up today and would love to get the Lorax cupcake tutorial newsletter from you. Thanks!

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Chelsea! Thanks for subscribing! When you confirm your subscription, you will receive an automatic email that will give you the page to the Cupcake Chronicles Archives and a password.

      • Sara says:

        Hi Liz,

        I love the Lorax cupcakes! Can I get the instructions for them? Thanks!


        • CupcakeLady says:

          Hi Sara! Thanks for subscribing! When you confirm your subscription, you will receive an automatic email that will give you the page to the Cupcake Chronicles Archives and a password.

  34. Autumn says:

    I love these Lorax cupcakes!!! I am planning my son’s first birthday Party and these would be perfect! Can you forward the Lorax cupcake recipe to me?

  35. Autumn says:

    I just subscribed… I’m still having difficulty finding the recipe for the Lorax cupcake. I have the Bar-Ba-Loot and the Truffula Tree… just missing the Lorax… Can you send it to my email :) Also I’ve seen some of your other cupcakes and I am excited about being a subscriber!!! Can you say yummy!

  36. Dulce says:

    Can you still send a newsletter that’s a year old? If possible, I’d really appreciate it, it’s for my students. :D


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