Birdcage cupcakes

These dainty birdcage cupcakes are perfect for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers or hen dos. The pretty birdcages and sugar roses sit atop a swirl of buttercream and are served in flowery cases to complete the look.

Fancy having a go at making our birdcage cupcakes yourself? Goodtoknow’s cupcake queen, Victoria Threader, guides you through the fiddly bits with her step-by-step instructions…


  • 370g white modelling paste divided into…
  • 130g white modelling paste (for the topper discs and cages)
  • 20g coloured green with Sugarflair Gooseberry
  • 20g coloured pink with Sugarflair Baby Pink
  • 20g coloured yellow with Sugarflair Egg Yellow
  • 180g coloured yellow with Sugarflair Baby Blue
  •  Black nonpareil for the birds eyes
  • Trex or similar vegetable shortening

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