Of all the zoo animal tutorials, Lily has been most excited about these tiger cupcakes and for the last week I have been hearing most mornings, ‘But you promised we were going to make tiger cupcakes TOOODDDAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!’.
I coloured my white fondant with Americolor’s ‘Electric Orange’ and used a premixed black fondant.
To start, roll out your orange fondant, cut out a circle the same size as your cupcake, and attach using apricot jam.
(the orange is so bright you need to squint 🙂 )
Roll a ball of fondant for the mouth and using a blunt knife or modelling tool, create the mouth and cheeks.
Attach it to the cupcake and using a toothpick, mark in the cheeks.
Roll a small ball of red fondant into a teardrop shape, and using a ball tool, indent and then squeeze one end and attach to the cupcake.
(I have also added a small triangle of black fondant for the nose)
Make the eyes using flattened balls of white and black fondant.
Indent holes at the top of the cupcake for the ears, and roll up two small balls of orange as you did for the tongue (ie, make an indent using a ball tool, and then squeeze one end)
Roll out your black fondant and cut out triangles for the stripes before gluing onto the cake.
Lily was most definitely up for the challenge of recreating the tiger cupcakes and did a fabulous job! The only reason the stripes are where they are is because Lily decided it looked much better 🙂 (oh yes… the teenage years are going to be soooo much fun!)
Stay tuned for the Lion tutorial up next.
This post was linked to Sweets for a Saturday