Monday, September 26, 2011

Cupcake Cake Toppers

Not having an oven is making me sad. To cheer myself up I decided to do some making instead of baking and did up a little tutorial for some fondant cupcake toppers. I first made these little toppers for a set of cupcakes last month and fell in love, they are so super cute. As a last post for my September theme sweets made from sweets, I'm sharing a step by step guide on how to make these adorable little fondant cupcakes and a 2D version as well.
For the Cupcake Toppers

Ready made fondant
Colouring gels (I used brown, pink, blue, red, and skin tone)
Icing sugar for dusting

To make the 3D cupcakes-Shape the tops of the cupcakes. I used 1 teaspoon measuring spoon, it was the perfect size and shape. Brush the spoon with a little icing sugar before pressing in the the fondant to stop it sticking.
To make the icing on top of the cupcakes roll out a little coloured fondant to about 4mm thick. Using a 1cm blossom cutter cut out small flowers as you need them. Lightly roll the flower to flatten. Brush the cupcake top with a little water and press on the flower.
Brush the the flower with a tiny bit of water and cover with some sprinkles. Roll a little ball of red fondant and press onto the top for the cherry.
To make the cupcake bottoms, roll the fondant into a short cylinder. Pat down either end with flat spatula or smoother to make the top and bottom. Make the cupcake bases the same size as the cupcake tops.
Brush the base of the cupcake tops with a little water, press gently onto the cupcake bottoms. To finish of the cupcakes, press in the lines on the cupcake cases.
To make the 2D cupcakes-Roll out the each of the colours to about 4mm thick.
Cut out the cupcake shape from the main colour using a small cookie cutter.
Cut a small flower in the colour of the cupcake icing.
Using the bottom half of the cupcake cutter, cut out the cupcake bases from the brown fondant. Trim off the tops to form the cupcake case.
Cut a little red cherry with a tiny circle cutter.
Using the cupcake cookie cutter trim the flower to the same shape as the top to form the icing.
Brush the back of the cupcake bottom with a little water and press onto the whole cupcake.
Use a little water to attach the icing to the top of the cupcake, brush the icing with a bit more water and add the sprinkles.
To finish the cupcake attach the cherry with a light brush of water and draw in the cupcake paper lines.
I hope you love these as much as I do.


  1. So clever and cute. Love these.

  2. omg soooo cute! Everyone you do is so stunning! Love it :) x


  3. Every bit of this post is adorable! Good work!

  4. This is the first time i've visited your blog and i'm obsessed! Beautiful work! Look forward to reading (and commenting) your posts :)