Cupcakes are so popular these days, here are a couple of very pretty design ideas for you – butterfly stencilled cupcakes and a sweet embossed and painted cupcake.
I have used the ‘Butterfly A6 Stencil Starter Kit’ which you can buy from our website. This provides everything you need apart from the cupcakes and fondant!
- Cupcakes (any of your choice) – homemade or cheat and buy some!
- Butter-cream icing
- Coloured Fondant Icing
- Butterfly Stencil Kit
- Round cutter (roughly the same size as the cake tops)
Put a small amount of butter-cream onto the top of each cupcake and smooth, this will ensure the fondant will stay put and will smooth out any bumps on the cake.
Roll out the fondant to about 3-5mm thick. Take the stencil and press down lightly, then brush over the surface with the brush and powder provided in the kit, try not to leave too much residue on the stencil. Carefully peel off the stencil, then use the round cutter and place the finished discs on the cupcakes, being careful not to touch the stencilled surface too much.
Katy Sue Designs Cupcake Mould
- Small amount of butter cream
- Corn flour
- Floral Meadow Cupcake Mould
- Edible food pens (Dusky Pink/Grape Violet/Yellow/Holly Ivy Green)
Take a cupcake and smooth a little butter cream onto it – this will stop the fondant slipping or falling off. Rub a little corn flour into the mould to prevent the fondant sticking. Take the fondant and make a ball, then flatten until the same size as the Floral Meadow mould, press the fondant into the mould, ensuring it does not move about once pushed in. Carefully peel the mould away from the fondant and place this on to the cupcake, leave fondant to harden a little before colouring in with the edible food pens.