Published On: Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018

Stylish cake toppers

Add some class to your cupcakes with these gorgeous cake toppers!

Learn how to make patterned cake toppers in five easy steps with this tutorial by Mama Cakes Cumbria. Make just one, or create a whole batch – they’re perfect for weddings!

Stylish Cup cake Toppers

Stylish Cupcake Toppers

Ingredients

To decorate

  • cupcake(s) to decorate
  • piping gel
  • copper powder
  • florist paste
  • sugarpaste
  • buttercream
  • edible pearls

Equipment

  • 9cm (3.5in) round cutter
  • foam half ball
  • mesh stencil by Evil Cake Genius
  • sharp knife
  • offset spatula
  • apple storage tray

Instructions

  1. Make the half sphere. Roll out the sugarpaste 2mm thick and cut out a 9cm (3.5in) circle with the cutter. Place the sugarpaste circle over a foam half ball and leave to set for 30 minutes.

    step 1
  2. Use the stencil. Work 50g (1¾oz) of sugarpaste until soft with 25g (1oz) florist paste and roll out until it is paper thin. Combine 4 tbsp of royal icing with 2 tsp of piping gel, then add 1 tsp of copper powder. Place the mesh stencil onto the sugarpaste. Spread the copper mix with the offset spatula. Carefully pull the stencil off and leave it to dry for 5 minutes.

  3. Cut out and create the petals. Cut out the four petals with a sharp knife. Place the petals in the apple tray and leave them to dry for 30 minutes to create the curve in the petal.

  4. Apply the buttercream. Spread a generous amount of buttercream onto the cupcake and place the half dome sugarpaste on top. Add a small pea-sized amount of buttercream to the centre of the domed sugarpaste and place the petals one at a time.

    step 4
  5. Add the finishing touches. Once the four-petal flower is formed, use a dot of buttercream to fix four edible pearls in the centre of the flower. Congratulations! Your stylish cupcake is now complete.

 

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