Christmas Ornament Cupcake Topper Tutorial

Just in time for the holiday season, these adorable Christmas ornament cupcake toppers are perfect for adding that final festive touch to cupcakes and even muffins. Aikko of bakehappy.net shared this fun tutorial with us, and we love how versatile it is— you can use a variety of colors and patterns to make your creations totally unique!

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From Aikko: You can apply the technique a number of creative ways as shown in the tutorial but being Christmas and all, I wanted to make some baubles as part of my holiday posts this year. Plus, I have some really nice texture sheets I bought last June and I can not just let the year pass by with using at least one.

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Materials:

Fondant in ivory and purple
Stress ball or Squeeze ball
Round fondant cutter
Texture Sheet (design of your choice)
Luster dust in plum (a combination of red and blue – I just mixed them up) and gold brush
Rolling pin
Cornstarch

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(1) Liberally dust the texture sheet with cornstarch and roll the purple fondant on it.

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(2) Gently peel it off and you can see the amazing design.

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(3) Cut out the circles we need.

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(4) Place them on top of a (clean) squeeze ball. Let it sit overnight to help shape it up.

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(5) Brush the dome with the plum luster dust. (do not add any liquid  - like vodka or a clear extract) Make sure to apply it dry. Set it aside for the color to settle.

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(6) Make the handle using the ivory fondant.

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(7) Brush it with gold luster dust.

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(8) Liberally brush your palm with gold luster dust.

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(9) Rub the dome onto your palm back and forth until everything has been covered.

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(10) Pipe some frosting into your cupcake.

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(11) Add the dome on top.

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(12) Using a toothpick, attach the handle into the cupcake.

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Comments (6)

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Now i know how to get that dome effect!!! I was wondering how..but to make 24 cupcakes ill need alot of stressballs!! lol

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Question, I think this looks great BUT: I hate fondant :( Would this work with modeling chocolate as well? Or what other materials would you suggest as alternatives?

Thanks!

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Could you please tell me where you got that impression mat? I have looked all over on line and have not found one like that and I love it.

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Think I will try this for my quilt group carry in,,,,if I can find Luster Dust, hoping that Hobby Lobby will have some. Thanks for sharing this, love these.

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How long in advance can you make the fondant part? Does it need to be stored in refrigerator so it doesn't dry out or is room temp ok? Can't wait to try these. Thanks!

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I just went to JoAnn store and bought impression mat, actually it is embossing folder ( brand is Darice) , they have 4-5 designs.It isn`t very big but it should do the job.


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