Birthday Cupcakes in a Snap
Learn how to make fondant cupcake toppers that always delight, with party stylist and fondant pro Lynlee Beckett as your guide. First, create a two-inch topper foundation and plan a coordinated set. Then, bring a jungle adventure to life as you build two-dimensional fondant animals for professional-looking designs. Up next, work with shaped cutters to create pretty princess cupcakes, all while incorporating scrolled fondant and pieced-together designs for one-of-a-kind results. Want cupcakes that leave slumber-partiers speechless (for a few seconds, at least)? Find out how to whip up custom letters and an eyelet pattern border, and use a bas-relief effect for unique shapes and figures. Finally, create a teddy bear birthday set with patchwork fondant patterns and three-dimensional figure toppers that always amaze.
Lynlee Beckett founded Lynlee's Petite Cakes in 2010, shortly after throwing her daughter's third birthday party. She worked in the fashion world for more than a decade, and finally turned her love of party planning and baking into the fondant cupcake and cake topper business she runs today. As a self-taught fondant artist, Lynlee focuses on providing decorating inspiration and tutorials to others through her blog and through her book, "Sweet & Unique Cake Toppers."
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Learn the foundation for creating impressive sets of party cupcakes! To begin, create a 2-inch topper foundation and find out how to design in a smaller space. Then, Lynlee shares tricks for making coordinated topper sets and a stable frosting foundation.
Make several two-dimensional fondant animals in a jungle adventure theme. Discover how to paint on fondant to create beautiful designs. Next, use playful stamps to personalize your work for the guest of honor. And, create versatile two-dimensional characters that are always a hit.
Make a pretty princess cupcake set. You'll focus on dressing up your creations using shaped cutters. Plus, add patterns and textures using impression mats. And, create custom shapes by scrolling fondant and piecing together designs.
Create designs perfect for a fabulous slumber party! Whip up custom letters for a unique, personalized touch. Then, create an eyelet pattern border on your topper foundation and add a bas-relief effect.
Build a customizable sports themed topper set! Pick up new techniques for detailing basic shapes. Then, piece together flat fondant shapes for unique elements. And, practice using edible markers with fondant for easy, customizable options.
Finish up your design collection with a teddy bear birthday set. You'll find out how to create patchwork fondant patterns and personalize your design with miniature cutters. Finally, mold a simple but impressive three-dimensional figure.