Posts Tagged ‘Fondant’
Nikki from Tikkido is a baker and cake designer extraordinaire, so I'm excited for her to share how she made these pumpkin toppers, perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving!
I love making little pumpkins out of gumpaste or fondant to create adorable little edible cupcake decorations. They're so fast and easy to make, especially if you use my secret material, cloves.
- Whole cloves
- Gumpaste or fondant (I like Satin Ice brand)
- Orange food coloring
- Small, sharp knife
Start by coloring your gumpaste orange, and rolling it into a ball.
Just beautiful, Nikki! I'm going to try them soon!
To learn more about Nicole (who enjoys decorating cakes but not eating them, Irish dancing, public radio, Old English language and archaeology, and geekery of all sorts), visit her at Tikkido and Tradewind Tiaras.
How absolutely incredible is this wedding dress cupcake! When I saw the tutorial Vanessa from Apple Blossom Cupcakes put together, my mouth dropped open. You mean, with this tutorial I don't need to be a fondant artist like Vanessa to make something so beautiful?!
So if you want the simple steps, here you go... brought to you by Vanessa. :)
I love working with fondant and creating little artistic wonders. For a close friend’s wedding, I remade her dress out of fondant and cake which was a hit at her bridal shower!
You can color the dress to match the bride's dress and even add embellishments that match the flowers and dress details!
- 2 cupcakes baked and unwrapped
- 1 cup of icing (bagged)
- 1 lollipop stick
- Rolling pin
- Ruffled fondant cutter
- Paint brush
- Choice of fondant tools
(To make the top of the dress)
Roll out a thick piece of fondant. Fold it over a popsicle stick.
(To make the skirt)
Place a dab of icing on your plate and stack your cupcakes, gluing the cupcakes together with icing as well.
Use a fondant cutter, cut out a ruffle. Using your choice of tools, roll out each piece to make the petals of the skirt.
‘Glue’ the ruffles in layers on your cupcakes using a paint brush and water, starting at the bottom and moving your way up. Keep adding layers until you are done.
Lightly press the dress ‘top’ lollipop stick into the base and you are done! Beautiful!
You can add embellishments to personalize the dress or keep it plain and simple!
Thank you, Vanessa, this is incredible!!
And if you don't have time to make the dresses yourself for your next party or shower but still want some, Vanessa sells this variation in her Etsy shop, and can ship them directly to you.
Also, check out all of Vanessa's inspired fondant toppers at Apple Blossom Cupcakes!