Hi! I'm a fondant novice, but I would love to make cupcake toppers like this for my daughter's bday. It looks to me like layers of red and white fondant, but I'm wondering:
1) How do I attach them to each other?
2) How do I make it so they don't look like disjointed circles, but instead connect smoothly to each other so it really looks like a hat?
3) This is related to #2, but how do I make the edges of the circles more rounded? If I roll out the fondant and use a circle cutter, the edges of the circle will be pretty rigid, I think.
I can buy red and white fondant and roll them out and make circles, but that is where my knowledge ends :).
Also, I assume the black is some sort of edible marker?
Why don't you use a single piece of white fondant and paint the red stripes; then when they're dry add the black accents with a fine paintbrush or edible marker?
I would roll out balls and then flatten them. This will keep the edges rounded. A tiny bit of water will glue them together, but I find that once you roll it into balls, it's warm and it'll stick together on its own. So I would roll and flatten red and white, stack them, and then slightly roll them together, pressing on one side more than the other for the lop-sidedness. And I would use an edible marker for the black.
I've made Dr. Seuss hats a couple times. You can:
1.take alternating white and red fondant balls, stack them adding some water or royal icing in between to glue them together and smush them down.
2. Make a white pillar and paint red stripes and black accents(as suggested before)
3. Make red little pillars and attach a white band around them and add black accents.
Thank you all so much...such a big help!