Father’s day is right around the corner.
So, I made these manly cupcakes topped off with little tools for all the “handymen” dads out there 🙂
I used candy/chocolate molds to make these tools. But, instead of chocolate, I used gum paste. The main reason I didn’t use chocolate is because I haven’t had the best luck with painting fine details on chocolate pieces. Painting on gum paste is much easier for me.
I don’t recommend using fondant to make these tools since it takes very long to dry and harden. I have used both, gum paste and 50/50 successfully.
Anyways, let’s get started…
To make these tools, you will need the following supplies:
CK Tool box chocolate mold (Item number: 90-14668)
Yellow gum paste or 50/50
CK Nu-Silver luster dust
Vodka or clear vanilla extract
Sharp knife or Exacto knife
Black edible marker
These are the steps:
Start off by rubbing some shortening into the candy mold cavities.
You can use powdered sugar, if you like.
Place gum paste or 50/50 into the cavity.
Push it down with your fingers until the entire cavity is filled up.
Now, flip the mold onto a sheet of wax paper and tap it out.
I have noticed that it t takes a bit of wiggling and even bending the corner of the mold slightly to get the piece out properly.
You will end up with something like this…
Use a sharp knife/ Exacto knife to cut out all the excess gum paste.
Use your fingers to smooth out the sides to give your tool a more “refined” look.
Let these tool pieces dry for about 24 hours at room temperature, until they harden. This makes it easier to draw all the details.
Once your tool pieces are dry and hard, start drawing all the details.
Use a fine tip black edible marker (or even edible paint and a fine paintbrush) to draw out all the black details.
To add the silver details, mix some clear vanilla extract or vodka with silver luster dust and use this mixture to paint all the silver portions of your tools.
Allow all this paint work to dry overnight and then top them on top of your cupcakes!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Happy caking everyone!
The cup cakes shape is Woo!
Thank you for sharing rich ideas. I am currently working in home maintenance services and literally need such kind of tasty cupy cakes to boost my power. 🙂
Thank you so much!!
Also for the gum paste and silver dust how much do I need to order I would like to make 24 cup cakes. Is 2lbs of Gum paste and 2hma of silver dust enough?
Where can I get all these supplies? Please advise
These cup cakes are the best!
My husband and my dad are both Handymen and carpenters and this will be a great idea for one of their birthdays
I love the tool cup cakes my husband runs his own auto shop and I did cars for him on a cake but this made me want to do all his tools I sometimes put cupcakes in his office for his customers . I think his car buddy’s would love this idea . Thank You for all your great pics