Cowboy cupcakes

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Do your kids love cowboys? If you’re throwing a special cowboy themed birthday party, you have to give these a go.

Cupcake toppers are an easy and fun way to give your cakes more character – and it’s easy one you know how. These cowboy cupcake toppers were created by our fabulous cupcake queen, Victoria Threader, who made this special step-by-step picture guide for you to follow along.

All you need is assume modelling paste/fondant, which can be bought in most supermarkets in the cake decorating section, a steady hand, a little patience and lots of imagination.

Victoria says: ‘I used white modelling paste/fondant and coloured it myself with Sugarflair food colours. Packs of coloured fondant are available in the supermarket if you don’t want to colour yourself.’

Get more birthday party ideas with our cowboy party guide


  • 100g blue modelling paste
  • 100g white fondant
  • 60g brown fondant for the head
  • 30g light brown fondant for the chin
  • 30g skin tone fondant
  • 10g red fondant
  • 40g grey fondant
  • Silver lustre dust
  • White alcohol for painting
  • Black sugar pearls for the eyes
  • Dusky pink petal dust for rosy cheeks