About a six weeks ago, I switched from being a PC girl to a Mac girl…now I can finally say I’ve gone 100% Apple! So, I decided to start messing around with iMovie yesterday, and created my first YouTube video. I created it using the pictures that I took for my tutorial post, so it’s not an actual video of me, but still, it was fun trying to learn a new program. I’m a total beginner and this video is probably quite cheesy, but I’m proud to say I did it. (And if anyone has any iMovie pointers, I’ll gladly accept them! Like why won’t my iTunes songs import into iMovie???) So….here it is, my fondant cupcake topper tutorial in video form!
As promised, today I’m sharing a tutorial with you on how you can make your own fondant cupcake toppers, similar to those featured in the travel themed table setting that I styled using products from Stampendous. What I love most about using stamps to create the toppers is that you can do many of them all at once. The whole process is really quick and actually fun…this coming from a person who’s known for starting projects and getting sick of them rather quickly!
1. Gather what you’ll need: fondant, your stamps, gel food coloring, paintbrush, pastry cutter (optional), and vodka.
2. In a small bowl, mix together a small drop of gel food coloring and your vodka.
3. Roll out your fondant to 1/8″ thickness and cut off the uneven edges to form a square. If you don’t have a pastry cutter, a sharp knife will do as well.
4. Begin stamping your fondant…hopefully you’ll space yours out a bit better than I did!
5. After you’ve stamped your fondant, use your pastry cutter or knife to cut out the shape of each individual topper. Don’t separate them right now, though.
6. Grab your paintbrush and the food coloring/vodka mixture and start painting! You can use your brush to “pull off” some of the color if you feel the color is a bit too bright. If that still doesn’t give you the look you were after, rub the top of the fondant with a paper towel dipped in a bit of water.
7. Allow to dry on a baking sheet or cooling rack for 24 hours.
If you’re a Starbucks lover, you’re certainly familiar with their Peppermint Mocha’s that are available at Christmastime. When I came across this recipe for Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes on Pinterest this evening, I knew it would be a perfect way to round out Christmas in July week around here.
I’m such a fan of Bakers Royale, I always know that I’m going to find unique recipes that are always photographed beautifully. It’s definitely one of my favorite foodie sites. Head on over to their site to get the recipe for Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes here.
Thanks for tagging along during Christmas in July week! Before I know it, the real Christmas season will be upon us!
Last month, I baked many, many, MANY cupcakes for my cousin’s wedding. Since we were going to have an assortment of flavors, I knew that we’d need to have either a menu board or small “tents” to let the guests know what flavor they were trying. I decided that the tents would be simpler and more obvious, so I immediately contacted my friend Jen from Passion-for-Parties and asked her to throw something together in their wedding colors. As usual, she did not disappoint!
The tents were simple, elegant, and most importantly, had a beautiful font that was still really easy for the guests to read! (We’ve all seen the fonts that can get a little too intricate that they become hard to read, haven’t we??)
The little star in the corner of the vanilla cupcakes was my daughter adding her special touch to the design of the cupcake table!
Cupcakes are such a fun idea for a wedding because it provides you with so many choices as far as flavor goes. I made a small tiered cake for the bride and groom to use for pictures, and everyone else got to try the cupcakes. It was so fun to see the looks on the faces of the young kids as they eyed all the cupcakes on the table!
Recently, my darling nephew turned one, and his mom and dad were anxious to throw him a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party. Rather than going with the typical red and yellow color scheme, they found a cute party set that was perfect for a first birthday…light blue and yellow. I was happy to make the cupcakes and smash cake, and to coordinate the printables…and I was lucky enough to get the CUTEST custom printables from Jen of Passion-for-Parties!
Sorry I only got a few photos…I was busy snapping about 8524 pictures of the birthday boy!
The idea for the Mickey Mouse cupcakes came from my aunt…and Pinterest! It was so easy to do using the Wilton Candy Melts and some pearl “sprinkles”.
Aren’t these adorable?
As always, Jen totally came through for me…and I’ll be sharing even more cuteness she designed for me soon!