Sometimes the best things come in teeny, tiny packages, and this is certainly the case with Michelle Goldberg’s adorable cupcake toppers. Michelle is an expert at taking everyday objects and transforming them into miniature sugar forms. In this tutorial, Michelle shows how to create a miniature fondant tea set to adorn the top of your cupcakes—perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch!


  • Fine Tip Paint Brush
  • #3 Icing Tip For Cutting Circles
  • Nonstick Surface
  • White Fondant
  • Gold Luster Dust
  • Vodka



1. Roll fondant into a ball. Using your index finger, gently push down and flatten the very top of the ball where teapot lid will be placed.


2. Roll a very small amount of fondant into a ball. Using two fingers, flatten the bottom of ball on a nonstick surface, and slope the sides a bit to create a slightly domed lid for your teapot.


3. Using a dab of water, glue the teapot lid onto your teapot




4. Using a very small amount of fondant, create a curved shape that is pointed at one end, and flatten it on the opposite end, which will be glued onto the teapot.

5. Glue the spout in place with water.



6. Roll a very small amount of fondant into a log. Create a number 9 shape, and glue the handle in place with water.

7. For the lid embellishment, take a tiny piece of fondant, and roll it into a very thin log. Roll it up onto itself to create an embellishment that looks somewhat like a tiny rosette.

8. Glue into place with water.



9. Roll a small amount of fondant into a ball. Use two index fingers to create a rounded point at the top, creating a flat bottom and a cone-like shape.


10. Flip the cone upside down, and gently flatten the point slightly to create the bottom of the teacup.



11. Roll a very tiny amount of fondant into a log. As in Step 6 when creating the teapot handle, form the log into a number 9 shape, and glue it into place.



12. Roll out a small amount of fondant, and cut out a small circle using the bottom opening of a decorator’s tip. Smooth out edges.


13. Use the teacup previously made in order to create the indentation on the saucer where the teacup will sit.



14. Using vodka, a small amount of gold luster dust and a fine paint brush, carefully decorate the teapot and cup. Line the lid, the saucer, and the teacup edge with a gold trim. Paint the handles, spout and lid embellishment with gold, and then paint the letter X repeatedly on the surface of the teapot and teacup. You may decorate according to your own preferences and add as many accessories to your tea set as you like!



This tutorial was originally published in Volume 3, Issue 3 of Cake Central Magazine.


CCGGArt Says... 7 May 2013 , 4:37pm

WOW!!!!! Crazy details.

rooch Says... 7 May 2013 , 8:50pm

Thanks so much! It was so much fun to do!

Achee Says... 7 May 2013 , 11:54pm

Very simple yet so good. Thanks for this detailed tutorial :-)

pasterita Says... 8 May 2013 , 8:04am


almapasteles Says... 8 May 2013 , 8:55am

So tiny and adorable!!!! A real craft master. Thanks!!

Ruth52 Says... 8 May 2013 , 1:31pm

Thank you so much for sharing your talent! They are so adorable.

lyndim Says... 10 May 2013 , 2:17pm


glais64 Says... 13 Jun 2013 , 12:49pm


Suspiro Says... 17 Jul 2013 , 9:09pm

So cute ,marvelous ,very easy ,thanks

kimmidoll1307 Says... 14 Aug 2013 , 11:43pm

Hi, what can you use instead of vodka. Thanks

karukaru Says... 15 Aug 2013 , 10:19am


LmLM4L Says... 13 Jan 2014 , 12:40pm

Vodka is common because it evaporates quickly and doesn't leave a flavor or color behind(and is cheap). You could also use some vanilla extract as it is also mostly alcohol.

Marianna46 Says... 2 May 2014 , 10:51am

U¿I love these! I'm always looking for Mother's Day ideas and this is one I've wanted to do for a long time. This tutorial has just pushed me in the right direction. Thanks so much!

rooch Says... 2 May 2014 , 1:39pm

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments!!!! Happy Mother's Day!

superstar Says... 2 May 2014 , 3:52pm

Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial. you are so talented!

weddingcakelady Says... 2 May 2014 , 5:58pm

Beautiful! I definitely will try these. Thank you.

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