Nursery Rhyme Cupcakes!

Okay, one more post on nursery rhymes!  I had the best time making these cupcakes today and wanted to share.

Although I’m not wild about eating fondant, I do LOVE a cute fondant cupcake topper!  They can be easily removed, revealing yummy buttercream underneath–and they really do make for a sweet presentation!

Here’s what you need to do:

Cut out some fondant shapes with cookie cutters–I like to do this at least 2-3 days in advance.  If you have CMC or tylose powder, knead a little into your fondant–it will dry faster!  I chose shapes large enough to nearly cover the tops of my cupcakes. All are approximately 2 inches wide.   Save any extra shapes for another time! (Store out of the sunlight at room temp–no airtight containers)

These have all dried nice and firm on parchment paper.  I have my piping bag fitted with a tip 4B  (use whatever you like for piping swirls!)

 Now that our fondant shapes have dried nice a firm, it’s time to create our toppers!  Here are 5 designs for you to experiment with!

For the Three Little Pigs, you’ll notice that I used  both ends of a Wilton tip 12 to cut out 2 different sizes of circles— faces & snouts!  :0)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star….

Now, frost your cupcakes!  I used a swirl of my favorite crusting vanilla buttercream and topped off with our cute creations!

**If you happen to have a Mother Goose handy, she makes a great addition to your platter!  As an afterthought, I did a quick “freeze frame” demonstration in a blog entry–the pictures were taken from our video tutorial for members and so the photo quality isn’t quite as clear as in my usual blog posts…but you can get the idea for sure!  Click here if you’d like to see–:O)

I hope you’ll give these a try!  The technique is great no matter what your theme!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Category: Baby Showers, Blog Tutorials, Cupcake, Cake Pop, etc. Methods, Custom Toppers & Figure Modeling, Gum Paste & Fondant, Showers, Themes and Occasions


  1. Adorable! My faves are the 3 little pigs and humpty dumpty! What a great idea for cupcake toppers!

  2. samiam says: #2

    I thought that I was creative..but you never cease to amaze me. I shall never look at my Wilton tips the same again. I have used them for cutting circles..but pig snouts and moons,etc..who knew??? too cute.

  3. Melissa Diamond says: #3

    Thanks Lauren & Sam! Sam, I’m glad you are seeing your piping tips in a different light, lol :0) !! There really are a lot of possibilities!

  4. Katie says: #4

    They’re great Melissa! Well done :)

  5. dybonacossa says: #5

    LOVE THESE!! THey are soooo cute!! Can’t wait to try them out!

  6. pomita12345 says: #6

    Excellent Melisa! You never disappoint me! It is such a sweet experience visiting your wonderful site. With love from Chile!!!!

  7. Melissa Diamond says: #7

    Thank you pomita12345!! I’m so glad that you are happy with the site!

  8. Pinky572 says: #8

    I just discovered your blog today, thanks to Sweetopia, and have been spending my time looking at all of your wonderful treats! When I saw this cupcake group I knew I needed to comment! Absolutely adorable!! If I ever make baby shower cupcakes, this will be my first idea.

  9. Araz S says: #9

    Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! I made them for a baby shower and they turned out delightful (not quite as nice as yours, but still far better than I expected for my first try at fondant)! link to

  10. Esther lara says: #10

    están realmente bellisimos , gracias

  11. stephanie says: #11

    Was looking for a beautiful design for my kids birthday and I stumbled on this. Wow! So adorable every kid would love this. Thanks Melissa for sharing.

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