Keep kids busy this half term making these adorably cute animal-shaped cakes and bakes

Half term? Tick. Kids going stir-crazy? Tick. Keep the little darlings amused (and fed) with these cute-as animal shaped treats. They are so adorable, don't be surprised if the kids refuse to eat them! 

 

Pecan turtles

Where did this all-manner-of-cuteness come from? And they're vegan. So there.

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Owl biscuits

You'll have a hoot baking these wise owl biscuits. And there's a whole page dedicated to owl biscuits on Pinterest (just in case you're interested) if these ones aren't twit-ta-wooing you! 

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Panda cupcakes

Aww ... googly eyes peeping out of a smattering of desiccated coconut. Quite frankly, we're in love.

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Chocolate chimp cake

One for the little monkey in your life. Very, very easy to make and knocks spots off the shop-bought alternative. Promise! 

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Hungry hippos

This has to be the most ingenious use for black-eyed peas (eyes) and black beans (nostrils) we've ever seen. Stick these hippo-bread-rolls in a mushroom soup too, and it could even be a mud bath.

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Tiger macarons

Save these big cat macarons for the big kids as they're a bit tricky to make. We have – officially – seen it all.

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Fluffy lamb cake

Well he does look pleased with himself. And so will you after you've made him! The cake is actually pretty easy but does involve a bit of piping – watch our how to ice a cupcake video to gear yourself up. 

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Lion icebox cookies

Who couldn't be proud of this pride of lion biscuits? They're called "icebox" cookies because you chill the dough before baking, thus making them extra crisp.

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Pink piggy cake

Excuse me! I'm taking a bath. Ah, the uses for a spherical cake tin never fail to impress. Oink!

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