- 125g red modelling paste
- 125g white fondant
- 20g light blue fondant
- 20g green fondant
- 20g orange fondant
- 40g red fondant
- 20g black fondant
- 30g skin tone fondant
- 60g yellow modelling paste
- 10g purple modelling paste
- Chinese clear noodles
- Black sugar pearls
The kids are going to love these fun clown cupcake toppers. Even if you've never decorated a cake before, you'll be able to master this simple design with our step-by-step picture guide.
Made by our cupcake queen Victoria Threader, these fun cupcakes would be perfect for birthdays, parties or as a special treat for the little ones.
We've provided you with a basic cupcake and vanilla buttercream recipe below but feel free to experiment with different flavoured sponges like chocolate or lemon instead.
The coloured fondants used in this recipe are available in packs in most supermarkets. You can make different shades by adding white fondant and kneading together with ready-coloured fondant. Victoria uses Sugarflair paste colour to colour her fondant and pastes.
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- Deep muffin pan with 12 white cupcakes cases
- Piping bag with Wilton 6b Nozzle (optional)
- Rolling pin
- Water brush
- Sharp knife
- 5mm, 15mm, 10mm, 45mm, 68mm, 58mm double-sided circle cookie cutters
- 30mm, 60mm oval cutters
- 10mm blossom cutter
- 15mm daisy cutter
- Blue and black edible ink pen
- Daisy stamp (optional)
- Star tool (optional)
Step 1Make up a batch of our basic cupcakes and allow to cool.
Whip up our classic vanilla buttercream and either pipe a swirl onto the cakes or spread a layer with a palette knife.
Step 2To make the base for the toppers, roll the red modelling paste out to 1/8 of an inch thick and cut 12x 68mm circles with the scalloped edge.
Roll the white fondant out to 2mm thick and cut 12x 58mm white circles and stick them to the red circles with a brush of water. Leave to dry on a sponge or greaseproof paper.
Step 3To make the hair, roll out the green, orange fondant and the yellow paste. Using the blossom cutter, cut 6x flowers per topper (24 altogether) for the hair, sticking to the outside edge of the topper with a brush of water.
Make sure you roll it pretty thin on the face will bend up on each side. Use Trex or a silicone pastry mat on your work surface to stop the fondant sticking.
Step 4Roll the skin tone fondant and cut 4x 45mm circles, then stick in the centre of the topper, slightly overlapping the hair on each side.
Roll the white fondant and cut 2x 45mm circles and cut them in half. Using the 30mm oval cutter, cut a small section from the top of the semi-circle and trim the corners slightly so they angle down. Stick the white onto the skin tone circles with a brush of water.