Cupcake Ornament

Baking By SimplySweetBaking Updated 30 Nov 2011 , 4:56am by Apti

SimplySweetBaking Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 3:07pm
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Anyone know how these are made? They are absolutely beautiful!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86447793/6-chocolate-christmas-ornament-cupcake

Thank you in advance.

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BeccaW40 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 3:41pm
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Wow, those are nice! You could try the forums here to see if anyone has posted a tutorial on them or try sugarartcreations.com Theres a lady on here who posts things, I believe her name is Tami....sugarartbytami.com. Maybe she would know. Hope this helps and good luck!! Post pics! icon_eek.gif

knlcox Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 3:59pm
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They look like cake balls or chocolate balls dipped in tinted chocolate and dusted with pearl dust. I have a friend who makes those ornaments but as cake pops. They are very similar to hers. She also dips her cake balls in tinted chocolate or candy melts and sprays with a metallic airbrush finish. Then uses royal icing for the decorations. The caps are made from molds. There are small cup molds that are sold. HTH!

bakingatthebeach Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 4:22pm
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I have some in my pics (but they are a whole ball. You use the mini ball pan. With mine I put two spheres together with icing, froze (so easier to handle) then iced in buttercream and covered in fondant then airbrushed with americolor sheen colors. You probably could use just one half and place on top of the cupcake.

lrlt2000 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 4:30pm
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SimplySweet: I've been researching this, too, as I'm going to attempt these for a charity bake sale. I've seen them turn out just as beautifully without making a whole ball (and just decorating the cupcake top). If you search the Christmas folder in the gallery here, you will see several. There was one I saw that had several comments and the maker explained that she made fondant half-circles using a tennis ball, allowed them to harden, then painted them using luster dust (I assume she had already colored the fondant). They were just beautiful! She then attached the fondant 'shell' presumably to a mound of icing or maybe even baked higher cupcakes too. So far, that's the best approach I've read about and I'm leaning toward it. GL!

lrlt2000 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 4:33pm
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Oh, the best way to find them (without having to scroll through hundreds of pages of photos icon_smile.gif) is to search within the gallery using "ornament cupcakes" and then restricting the search to the "Christmas" section.

sweetcakes Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 5:43pm
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since these are only cupcake toppers i would say they are empty chocolate 1/2 ball shells decorated in royal icing and then dusted or airbrushed with a shimmer. that way the customer can add them to her own cupcakes. Good way to do it, that way you can get them made ahead and used when ready.

gscout73 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 5:57pm
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I agree with sweetcakes. The description does say chocolate and royal icing. It appears as though the caps are mini peanut butter cups painted gold and attached with royal icing.

Sandy

BizCoCos Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 6:06pm
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agree with previous 2 posts, description states, made of chocolate

bakingatthebeach Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 6:13pm
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That does make sense, the half mini ball might be too large, but using it a s a mold and only coating the top 1/4 or 1/3rd would be perfect size. Gives me some ideas!

seedrv Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 6:43pm
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1889558
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1898274

These were my version last year. They are just frosted cupcakes covered in fondant. If this is what you are looking for, message me and I'll tell you what I did.

SimplySweetBaking Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 8:57pm
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I just found this on Wilton's website.

http://www.wilton.com/idea/Snowflake-Ornament-Mini-Cakes icon_biggrin.gif

newb2 Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 4:01am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by seedrv

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1889558
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1898274

These were my version last year. They are just frosted cupcakes covered in fondant. If this is what you are looking for, message me and I'll tell you what I did.




Those are fabulous! I'd love to hear how you made them.

Apti Posted 30 Nov 2011 , 4:56am
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Originally Posted by BeccaW40

Wow, those are nice! You could try the forums here to see if anyone has posted a tutorial on them or try sugarartcreations.com Theres a lady on here who posts things, I believe her name is Tami....sugarartbytami.com. Maybe she would know. Hope this helps and good luck!! Post pics! icon_eek.gif




Here's a link to the tutorial graciously printed online by Tami. She does a perfect job of telling you how to make those lovely chocolate spheres.

http://sugarartbytami.com/tutorials/Chocolate%20Ornaments.pdf

I purchased 2 of the 4" plastic ornaments shown in her tutorial. I got them from Michaels, but got the last two. I've called all 4 of the other stores in the county and no one has any left. If you want to get some, call the stores first. Also, ask them to hold at least 2 of each size they may have. I would love to have some different sizes, but may have to order online or wait until next year.

The only one I've done so far looks exactly like her photo--it's beautiful! I'd post a photo, but have never been able to attach photos on CC (maybe after the bug fix).

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