Wondering Best Way To Create Sophisticated Bicycle Toppers For Mini-Cupcakes

Baking By dev3a Updated 9 Apr 2014 , 8:57pm by -K8memphis

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dev3a Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 7:31pm
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I'm preparing 120 mini cupcakes for a wedding dessert bar -- the wedding color/theme is white and they would like to put bicycles (or wheels) on top. I thought of wheels first, but not sure how I could make them from candy melt without them looking like wagon wheels...? So I think I'm going to try to make racing bikes from white candy melt, and just hope they look "clean lines" and elegant somehow. If anyone has other suggestions I'll gladly take them! Thanks!

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erin2345 Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 8:16pm
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No suggestions here, sorry.  But seriously - mini bikes on a mini cupcake?  How much would each cupcake have to be … like $5?  Cant they incorporate their love of bikes into the decor somewhere else?!  Just tell her you can't make a tiny edible bike.

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 8:51pm
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google "bicycle silhouettes" -- what i do is look over free clip art, cartoons, bicycle images for a nice all-in-one-piece artsy kind of bike--practice it till i get it or print it and reduce or enlarge to the size i want -- use that as my piping guide and slide it under plastic wrap to trace -- 


this would be cute on fondant--use edible ink markers--scroll down a bit to "bike & bake"



you could also bake cut out cookies and use the edible ink markers on those--keep a light touch--


lemme tell yah--bikes ain't easy--you just gotta get the frame right then tack on the rest--








best to you

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 8:52pm
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oh dang --minis? i missed the mini part--good luck!

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 8:55pm
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you could cut some bike themed wrappers to set the minis in--better idea than all that labor intensive piping and stuff for something that little--and there are bike picks too--i guess picks might not be considered sophisticated but sophistication costs in time and dollars--

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