Who is looking forward to an almighty sleep in this weekend?? I know I am excited about breaky in bed and not lifting a finger all day (although will that just mean more mess for me to clean on Monday??)
I wanted to make a series of cupcake toppers for Mother’s Day, initially using a ‘You are my sunshine’ colour theme.Little Buttons Photography and all bad photos taken by me 🙂
I started by adding some tylo powder to my pink fondant, rolling it out and stamping out my rounds using a fluted pastry cutter
I also like to have a guide to what I’m attempting to make!
This next topper was made using a small heart cutter and my letter press from Purple Cupcakes.
The letter press sets come with an acrylic block which you attach the letter on
The next topper was made with 3 hearts of different sizes, stuck one on top of the other (I own a 3 sized plunger set of hearts, like this one)
When you are doing writing around a circle like in the above topper (ie one word on top and two on the bottom), it is easiest to imprint the two words first and then you can centre the single word accurately. I found this one out the hard way…Attempt No 2 after imprinting ‘Mother’s Day’ before ‘Happy’
My final topper was supposed to be my sunshine, but i ran out of time and used a sunflower cutter instead
As with the above topper, start by imprinting the ‘You are my’ so that it is easiest to centre the ‘sunshine’ at the end.
The face was drawn on using an edible marker and I dusted some pink petal dust onto the cheeks.
I have used my favourite chocolate cupcake recipe, which is the only one I use and was from one of the most amazing blogs, Glorious Treats. And as per usual, I have iced the cupcakes with Italian Meringue Buttercream.
I hope you all have the most wonderful Mother’s Day 🙂