Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tutorial: A Cupcake on a Cupcake

Thank you everyone for your great feedback on my Cupcake on a Cupcake blog posting. I have to put together a tutorial below so that you too can make these SweetThings at home for your family and friends. They will love them! Especially if you use chocolate fondant as it tastes exactly like a tootsie roll.

What you'll need:
Chocolate or Dark Brown Fondant
Pink Fondant
A little bit of red fondant
Wilton Flower Cutter 0.75" diameter
Small Rolling Pin
Xacto Knife
Small Paintbrush and water

Round 0.75" diameter cutter
Ball Tool
Sugarcraft gun

Step 1:Roll out chocolate fondant to 0.25" thickness. Use the 0.75" diameter flower cutter to cut as many as you need. Optional: If you do not have that cutter, use a 0.75" diameter round cutter. Use the ball tool or the side of your small paintbrush to create ridges on the outer side of the round cut-outs. Set aside.

Step 2: Roll the pink fondant into a log and cut into 0.5" equal pieces. Roll each into a ball and use your fingers to shape it into the top of a cupcake.

Optional: If you prefer a swirl on your cupcake and have a sugarcraft gun, then use the plate that looks like "rope". Make rope out of the pink fondant and then swirl it around to make the cupcake swirl. Add a dab of water if it doesn't hold. Set aside.

Step 3: Assemble all the pieces. I also like to use the flower cutter to make an impression on the top of the cupcake.

Step 4: The last and final step - Place on a fresh and newly iced cupcake. Enjoy this Sweet Thing!


leesh said...

Great post. It's cool to see how you made the little cupcake. Maybe one day I will try it.

How do you make fondant? Will you do a tutorial on fondant?

Cake Thoughts said...

That is soo cute! Thanks for sharing! Sandee - Cake THoughts

SweetThingsTO said...

Thanks to both!

Leesha - I have made fondant before, but I buy this. In the Toronto area - you can get it at McCalls Baker's Warehouse, Creative Cutters and Katie's Cakes. I recommend avoiding the fondant you find at Bulk Barn.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the instructions - I'm going to try this on the weekend!

Mrs. Langeland said...

Thank you so much! I love all of your work, you make it look so easy! I hope mine turn out even half as cute as yours.

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial and pics!

Frost said...

love it

julie desmeules said...

This is super cute! Love it!

SweetThingsTO said...

Thanks so much everyone! Let me know if you make them!

Joy - soooo? Did you make them?

Coco Cake Land said...

awesome! and so cute! thanks for the tutorial. i have to do more of those on my site!

Ms Cupcake said...

Your cupcake toppers are adorable. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I blogged about it at Zen Cupcake

Anjuli said...

hey just wondering what piping nosel you used for these cupcakes - i've been trying to find one that makes that sized pattern :) thanks

SweetThingsTO said...

Sweet Designs - For those cupcakes, I use the Wilton 1M piping tip.