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!)
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)
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!