Saturday, 27 October 2012

Easy pumpkin cupcake toppers

I've tried and failed at pumpkin cupcakes so many times this year! The last batch turned out pretty good but I forgot to write down my ingredients and now it's long forgotten!

However, one good thing that came out of having to decorate so many failed cupcakes is my quick and easy cupcake toppers!

 



What you will need (for 6 cupcake toppers):
200g Ready made royal icing
Black & green mini cake icers
Icing sugar
Orange food colouring (concentrated gels are the more effective)

Method:
  1. Mix some orange food colouring into the royal icing, adding a little at a time until you get a nice bright orange.
  2. Divide the royal icing into 6 even pieces. Roll each piece into a little ball, if the icing is a bit sticky you can dust your hands with icing sugar.
  3. Squash each little ball slightly. With the blunt side of a clean, dry knife mark the little indents along the sides of each pumpkin.
  4. Add a little blob of green icing on the top of each pumpkin. Allow to dry.
  5. With the black icing draw little smiley faces on. Try and leave the pumpkins on their side for a while so the black dosn't drip while it's drying.
  6. Once the black icing is dry the pumpkins are ready to use!! They look great on cupcakes, or stacked up on a bigger cake.

 

9 comments:

  1. So cue. I can't wait to try them out. I suck at cake decorating.

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  2. You always come up with the cutest creations.

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  3. Such a cute idea!!!!Love it!
    Xo
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  4. oh wowee!! they are just the cutest! ;) x
    this is my sisters little baking blog
    rainingcakeandcookies.blogspot.co.uk
    <3 <3 <3

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  5. Ahhh these are so nice!!! Definitely trying them!

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  6. Oooo...I'm going to make these for the vegan cupcakes I'm bringing to work tomorrow.

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