DIY: How to Make Easy and Adorable Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers

by Jillian Leslie on

My good friend, Lynlee, from Lynlee's Petite Cakes, makes some of the most incredible fondant creations out there. Lucky for us, she's sharing some of her secrets by teaching us how to make these incredible Valentine's Day cupcake toppers. For those of you who are a little intimidated by fondant (and I have to admit I fall into that camp), this is the tutorial for you (and me).

So without further adieu, here's Lynlee, the fondant queen, in her own words...

Here's a simple tutorial for making fondant cupcake toppers for your Valentine!

This year, I've seen lots of adorable Valentine and party ideas out there to facilitate in spreading the love, including fabulous collections of free printables available at the inspiration-filled Catch My Party! They have a large selection of designs by some of the most talented designers! And again, they're free!

These "Sending All My Love" toppers will help cover all your bases with blown kisses, a flying heart, and a love letter!

Supplies you will need: 

  • Red and white fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Oval cutters (I utilized two sizes)
  • Heart and butterfly-shaped cutters
  • Large square cutter
  • Food safe brush & water
  • Round tip (in this case, I used Wilton tip 12)
  • Fondant or pizza cutter
  • Small spatula
  • Modeling stick (or toothpick or any "pointy" tool you might have in the kitchen)
BLOWN KISS TOPPERS
Start out by rolling some red fondant into a ball and pressing it down on a flat surface until it is approximately 1/2" thick. Cut out an oval shape with the larger cutter and begin to pinch the shape on both sides to create the sides of the mouth.

At the same time, use your fingers to soften the perimeter of the mouth to round it out. With a heart cutter, position the top in the middle of the fondant lips and lightly press to make an indentation. Create a small separation at the top of the lips with the small spatula and finish the kissing lips with the modeling stick through the center.

 You can repeat the process with the smaller oval cutter to make small lips for blown kisses!

HEART WITH WINGS TOPPER

Roll out some more red fondant (approx. 1/4" thick) and cut out a heart shape with the cutter and put it aside.

Roll out some white fondant and utilize the butterfly cutter to punch out the shape to utilize as wings. With the spatula, cut the butterfly shape in half and space the two halves so that they would contour the heart. Trim off the excess with the heart shape cutter. Brush some water on the wings and attach them to the red heart and allow it to dry.

For the quill heart decor, roll out more white fondant about 1/8" thick (you can see I like to use rolling pin guide rings to keep it consistent and flat across) and cut out a strip about 1/4" wide with the rolling cutter. I measured about 4 inches and then turned it upside down and added some water with the brush to both ends of the strip.

Begin to roll both sides inward until they come together, while positioning the bottom into a point for the bottom of the heart. Add a bit more water to attach the two quilled sides together.

Attach it to the winged heart by brushing water to the back and placing it in the center of the red heart.

You can play around with the quilling process and make additional hearts in all different colors and sizes!

LOVE LETTER AND ENVELOPE TOPPER

Roll out white fondant 1/8" thick, cut out a square with the cutter and then cut it in half once again.

Turn the square cutter on a 45 degree angle and position it over the fondant rectangle, making sure one side is right up to the edge of the shape to make the fold of the envelope. Trim off the excess to make the envelope even. Then roll out some red fondant and repeat steps to cut it to scale with the envelope, but avoiding the indentation step.

With the remaining red fondant, punch out a small circle with the size 12 tip and start pinching it together at one end to create the bottom of the heart. With the spatula, create an indentation for the top of the heart and glue it onto the envelope. Brush some additional water to the bottom of the envelope to attach to the red letter.

Hoping these cupcakes and toppers will help you send all your love to your Valentine{s} and make their day all that much sweeter!!! ♥

Lynlee, these toppers are beyond wonderful! Thanks for letting us share this easy tutorial with our readers.

To learn more about Lynlee, see the incredible parties she's styled, and the toppers she's created, check out Lynlee's Petite Cakes. You'll be happy you did!

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3 comments

  • Mariquilla C

    Mariquilla C wrote:

    Thanks, now it will be easier to decorate my cupcake. Greetings from Spain

  • Vivat L

    Vivat L wrote:

    So lovely and easy, thank you!

  • Alicia M

    Alicia M wrote:

    Oh fondant is so not my thing...Hope everything works out this time and I'll get the same amazing toppers!

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