A new tutorial for more Easter cake decoration. This time I have made something for the cupcakes. Pretty fondant discs with a little yellow chick motif on top. I have seen lots of premade Easter sugar decorations in the cake decorating shops and came up with these super cute fondant cupcake toppers.
This is what I use:
Rolled fondant icing: yellow and blue (you can of course change the “disc” color if you like)
Round scallop cookie cutter 2 1/4″
Black food writing pen
Small amount of orange and leaf green royal icing in disposal piping bags. (1 tbsp of each color is more than enough for 12 cupcake toppers)
Round piping tip no.2
Small thin brush
Take some rolled fondant icing in the color that you will be using for the discs. Add a little Tylo powder about 1/2 tsp and knead in the Tylo powder. This will help the fondant disc to dry faster. It will also delay it going soft when placing it in the frosting. Roll out the fondant to a 2-3mm thickness and cut out the discs.
Take the round piping tip and “cut out” a small hole in each of the scallops. Dust a tray with cornstarch and place the fondant discs on top. Set aside and start making the chicks.
Roll out three small balls. Roll the wing into a tiny teardrop shape and flatten it with your finger. Next flatten the head and body slightly.
Use a little tylo glue and glue on the head and body. Add the small wing next.
Take the orange royal icing and pipe a small beak and feet.
Use the black food writing pen and make a tiny eye on the chick.
Finish off by piping a little bit of grass with the green royal icing. Let the fondant cupcake toppers dry well before using them.