Today I’m going to show you How to Make Baby Carriage Cupcake Toppers. These adorable toppers are perfect for baby showers and can be changed up for a baby boy or baby girl!
They’re also easy to put together and can be made ahead to save time and placed on the cupcakes at the last minute!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Fondant in the colors for your design (I only used pink and white)
Small rolling pin
Sugar glue and small paint brush
Round cookie cutters (I used a 2″ cutter, 3/4″ cutter and a very tiny cutter less than 1/2″)
Square cookie cutter (2″)
Small flower cutter (I used a punch with mold)
Small knife and/or pastry wheel
Start by rolling out the pink fondant (or the main color) and cutting out 2″ circles.
Use the square cutter to cut out a quarter of each circle to make the main carriage shape.
Roll out white fondant and using the frill cutter and a pastry wheel to cut a very narrow strip of frills to accent the top of the carriage.
Cut tiny sections (I cut mine about 1″ long) to put along the top of the carriage. I cut the 3 little “bumps” then squished them close together and glued to the carriage.
Cut out small circles for the wheels and attach them to the bottom of the carriage.
Repeat the above step with smaller pink circles. Attach them with sugar glue.
Cut out small flowers for the carriage handle and attach them with glue.
Allow these toppers to dry for a couple of days so that they harden and will hold their shape on cupcakes!
And you’re finished!
I love this so cute topper. Could this be used also to decorate a large cake? I’m looking for an easy to make topper for a 3 teared cake. Have any ideas?
These will be perfect for a baby shower I’m hosting, and your instructions are great! Can you please tell me how to make “sugar glue?” I usually adhere one piece to another with water, but sometimes they come apart. I’m excited to learn about your method. Thanks!
I have a recipe here: https://rosebakes.com/make-fondant-sugar-glue/
I love this tutorial! Thank you for posting it. I have one quick question concerning place fondant on top of buttercream. Will the fondant carriage get “soggy”? Should I wait to place the carriage on the buttercream just before delivering to my friend?
If you let the toppers dry overnight, you can put them on the cupcakes and not worry about them getting soft. Just DO NOT put them in a closed/airtight container and don’t refrigerate them. Leave them in a box lightly covered with a paper towel or something similar.
Thanks for sharing
I stumbled upon your blog via blog nerds who suggested you were one of the 5 top decorating blogs to follow and they are right!
I have just found out my cousin is expecting again and I was thinking of making her some cupcakes with baby themed toppers and then voila i stumble upon your blog and this post. its almost like the cake gods have answered my prayers. so thanks again i am soo thrilled i have found some tips that is easy to follow and uses the simplest of decorating tools 🙂
thanks for sharing, i also make fondant cakes here in the Philippines and your blog helps me a lot. keep it up
These are just sooo adorable. You are a very creative thinker and cake decorator. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
I’m so glad you link them 🙂
So cute and simple for a baby shower! Love them!
Thanks Renee! xx
What a cute cupcake this way! And so very easy to make, i’m so surprised it’s that easy! Thanks for sharing this with us! Byebye. 🙂 🙂 🙂
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Good afternoon dear Rose,
Thank you very much for sharing this easy, lovely and so useful technique with us! I’m a lover of cake design and i’m just a beginner, this idea will help me prepare some cute cupcakes!
Thanks again and I wish you all the best!
What a super cute and simple decoration idea! Love it 😀
Thank you Rebecca!