Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
Combine all cupcake ingredients except sprinkles in a bowl; beat on low speed until combined.
Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in sprinkles.
Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups.
Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine 1 1/2 cups butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Beat on medium speed until creamy.
Add marshmallow crème; continue beating until well mixed. Set aside.
Create lamb faces by using palm of hand to flatten gumdrops to 1/4-inch thickness.
Poke holes into gumdrops for nostrils.
Attach candy eyes and licorice pieces for ears, using frosting to adhere. Set aside.
Frost cupcakes, creating a mound of frosting in the center. Attach 1 lamb face on front 1/3 of each cupcake.
Place miniature marshmallows onto cupcakes, pressing into frosting to adhere.
Attach licorice pieces or licorice nibs for tails.