Tag: cupcakes

How to make Harry Potter cupcake toppers

 

I would have to say my most popular cupcake topper would be my Harry Potter ones.  I usually make six different designs, but today we are going to concentrate on the 3 main (and easiest to make) ones.  They are Harry’s glasses, the Gryffindor scarf and the Golden Snitch.

Harry Potter is still extremely popular even though the books and movies came out years ago.  They seem to be timeless and people of all ages love the 3 students from Hogwarts.  Now with Universal Studios opening their Harry Potter lands and rides it seems the trend will continue.

I have done these cake toppers for birthdays, baby showers and even a bridal shower. They are great for any occasion and any age fan.

Making them are quite easy.  As you can see in the video, these are the items you will need:

Marshmallow fondant….  if you don’t know how to make it, that’s ok.  You can either use the store bought fondant or read my post  “How to make marshmallow fondant” a step by step guide first.

color gel (Burgandy, golden yellow and black)

set of circle cutters

set of clay cutters (circle)

gold luster dust

piping gel

rolling mat

silicon rolling pin

x-acto knife

pizza cutter

small amount of vegetable shortening to spread on surface so fondant doesn’t stick

I have linked the supply list to items on Amazon that will work for this project.  Some of these items I use every time I have a project.  If you are thinking about starting cake decorating or just want to make more goodies from home, they just might be worth the investment.

Remember to always have fun and get creative with these projects.  It’s only marshmallows and sugar so if you make a mistake, just roll it up and try again.  Remember when you were a kid and played with Play-doh??  Well, it’s almost the same thing, so have FUN!!

 

 

 

My Cake Creations

 

It’s a bird,it’s a plane… nope, it’s a really cute Superman Cake.  The man of steel is watching over this birthday boy.  The Superman Logo was hand cut, using the transfer process from an image that was downloaded.  They do have cutters that will cut the logo for purchase.  Since I do not know what size I will actually need until the order is places, I just hand cut it.  If you are looking for the cutter, you can find them here...http://amzn.to/2rPcV9L  It also includes the Batman cutter in 2 sizes.  The cutters do make the process faster, and the smaller ones would be perfect for cupcake toppers.

 

 

 

I have used this large cupcake pan many times. Usually I make 1st Birthday smash cakes with this design.  When I make smash cakes, everything is buttercream, except for a few decorations.  Since this was for a 7 year old, I could cover the bottom of the cupcake with fondant.  I still use buttercream to make the swirls on the top of the cupcake, since it makes it more authentic looking.  There always has to be buttercream frosting on top of a cupcake right???   This cake pan takes 1- 1 1/2 boxes of cake mix. The pan is also non-stick, so you just need to spray some cooking spray all over the inside.  Be generous with it. The combination of colors for this cake are great.  I really love the purple and lime gream mixed in with the pink. This cake pan is becoming a little harder to find these days, but if you are looking for it on Amazon, here is the link http://amzn.to/2rB3lIF

I really like using the lettering molds that I used on this cake.  The font is nice and I like the fact it has an upper and lower case alphabet.  You push the fondant into each letter mold and then peel back the silicon form.  The letter come out quite easily, especially if the inside is lightly coated with shortening.  This is the lettering set I used http://amzn.to/2sOtU0i

 

4th of July is right around the corner, and this is the perfect cake for your BB-Q.  This cake is quite simple to make.  The blue swag is made by cutting a large rectangle and then folding it similar to when you make a fan,but loosely,then gather the ends together.  The star cutters I used were from 2 different sets.  The larger ones are from the Wilton star set.  The smaller ones are a set of plunger cutters from PME.  I LOVE plunger cutters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t you just love the gang from Sesame Street??  They are iconic and so lovable.  Such a cute and fun theme for a first birthday.  The cake is a two tier, with the characters being made from marshmallow fondant.  The stars at the top, that spell out Conner, need to be placed last, and you can not keep pulling them out, because the stars will start to spin, since the hole is now a little loser.  A letter might start facing in the wrong direction.  We don’t want it to spell CO NOR!!

 

 

 

 

The “Little Prince” is a very popular theme for 1st birthdays for little boys.  I have seen it done with all shades of blue.  The crown of this cake is made from fondant with Tylose powder, which is used to make fondant dry quicker.  The crown has to be made AT LEAST a day in advance, so it can dry into shape.  I form it around a tall storage canister. Once it is dried and able to stand on it’s own, it is then sprayed by airbrush with the gold coating.  The crown imprint needs to be done before drying.

 

 

 

 

My son love Star Wars- The Clone Wars, so when I was asked to make this cake, I knew he was going to love it.  I used a transfer image to create this design. That means that all the elements on the cake were hand cut, using exacto knife.  It is a tricky process, since you have to make sure all the edges look nice and it is in the correct place.

 

 

 

 

Moana was such a fun movie.  I was excited to get my first request for a cake with this theme.  I love all the colors that were in the movie.  Trying to capture them all in a cake is impossible, but we gave it a try.

 

 

 

 

 

I creating matching items for a birthday party.  This party is an “Under the Sea” theme.  Smaller 2 tiered cake 6″ and 9″ with matching cupcakes.  I love the colors.  Look for our “how to” on making the cupcake toppers.

 

 

 

 

Our Newest creation.  A very special graduate, got a very special graduation cake.  The colors, letters and year of graduation on the bottom, with her future university and mascot on the top. Reaching higher and welcoming her to her new life as college student.  We wish you all the best Miss. Emma G.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a simple way of doing a BB-8 cake.  It is an 8″ round cake. Using just the main elements of the character.  The antennae are bamboo skewers covered in fondant.

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