Clown cupcakes

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  • 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.

    Throwing a circus party? Get some fun ideas with our circus party guide


    • 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