Thursday, 01 September 2016 08:12
Well, summer unfortunately is over, my kids are going back to school next week and we couldn’t be more excited. As usual, a long winter is a head of us. That is why I just could not pass up the opportunity to leave summer behind by making some little cupcake toppers for a last minute summer family gathering.
I love to use mini cookie cutters for small cookies, but they are also great for cupcake toppers.
Using mini cookie cutters for cupcake toppers is a great idea, not only are they super easy and fast to make, but they are the perfect size to top a cupcake. You can play around with embellishments until you have them the way you like.
From simple to fancy, cupcake toppers using mini cookie cutters are the way to go to take your cupcake to the next level.
These cupcake toppers are great for summer, mermaid, beach and nautical themed parties.
To make these cupcake toppers you will need the following:
Fondant colors of your choice
Mini Cookie cutters: starfish, jellyfish, turtle and palm tree
Small fondant board
Small knife and spatula
Tips #1 and #4
How to make the cupcake toppers:
1. Using the rolling pin, roll the fondant until smooth, but do not roll it too thin.
2. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the fondant and using the mini cookie cutter cut the mini turtle. I like to place the plastic on top of the fondant before cutting the shape to get a puffy look.
3. Once you have the shape, set it aside to dry for an hour or so.
4. Using food writers, add eyes and leg details.
5. Use a tip #2 to mark the turtle’s shell or you can also use the knife.
Another look for a cupcake topper is inserting a tooth pick in the middle of the topper and let it dry completely.
This little “girl” turned out so cute. A line and some eyelashes using the black food writer make the detail cute.
I decided to place these palm trees flat on the cupcake, but they will look so adorable standing on top of the cupcake and maybe adding a little bit of graham crackers as sand.
As you can see in this pictorial, cut the palm tree shape in both green and brown fondant.
Use the knife to add details to the leaves and use a tip to mark the tree’s trunk.
Like I mentioned above, it is always good, but not necessary, to let the fondant toppers dry for a few hours before placing them on top of the cupcakes.
Frost the cupcakes.
Place the mini toppers on top and you have some fancy beach themed cupcakes.
Happy baking! And don’t forget to share your cookies with us in our Facebook page!