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Monday, February 8, 2010

Kissing Cupcakes

I wanted to post a new and unique Valentine's Tutorial and this is what I came up with. Afterall, who doesn't love cupcakes? Especially ones this cute!

What You'll need:



- Cupakes (I used a quick white cake mix so I could maximize my time experimenting with the fun part - decorating)


- Pink Buttercream frosting (I made my own - let me know if you want the recipe)

- Fondant (I used stuff from a box)


- Large heart sprinkles


- Frosting/decorating bag with 1 extra small (#2) and 1 large(#12) circular tip


- Fondant cutter (like a miniature pizza cutter)

- Cup of warm water

- Rolling Pin

- Powdered Sugar



Process

1. Make the cupcakes (you can handle this step on your own right?:) I chose cute heart cupcake papers.


2. Frost the cupcakes using the decorating bag and #12 (large) tip. The frosting should be liquidy enough so it smooths out before drying. I was generous and let the frosting flow over the sides a bit for an extra gourmet (or gourmand) effect!



3. Roll out the fondant using a rolling pin to about 1/8" thick. Use powdered sugar to prevent the fondant from sticking to the rolling pin and cutting board.


4. Cut out the fish shapes using the fondant cutter. Experiment here and have fun. I made all sorts of shapes and sizes, always in a matching pair. If your shapes don't come out well the first time, just roll out more fondant. I found that cutting out seperate tails and bodies made it easier to handle.




5. Wet your finger with the warm water and smooth out the edges of the fondant shapes.

6. Place the shapes on the frosted cupcakes.


7. Attach the lips (heart shaped sprinkles) using a small dab of frosting.


8. Use the small (#2) decorating tip to draw the eyes with the same frosting you used for the cupcakes.



That's it! Pretty easy, but so cute you may not want to eat them!

Pssst! Don't forget to enter to win a set of Valentine's Cards! So easy to win, why not enter?!

6 comments:

Danielle said...

Good job ! They look delicious and so cute.

Anonymous said...

Another cute idea for Valentines Day. Now to decide which one to make. Thanks for all the great ideas.
Mary

TheFrogBag said...

How cute! And what a great idea!

SuZeFashion said...

Very cute and they look so yummy! Think I've have to make some cupcakes!!!

Mary said...

very cute!

senioritis said...

well done simply fun. we have yet to meet anybody that doesn't like cupcakes!

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