The kids are going to love these cute fairy cupcakes. These little fondant fairies are sitting on a delicious, moist cupcake with a light layer of buttercream – the perfect combo.
With our step-by-step recipe, from our cupcake queen Victoria Threader, you’ll be enjoying these sweet treats in no time at all.
To make the cupcakes we used a basic cupcake recipe with a bright pink buttercream. You could try chocolate or other flavours too – whatever is your child’s favourite flavour.
Topped with an easy-to-make fondant design, these creative and fun cupcakes are great for practising your cupcake decorating skills. Most shops have ready-coloured fondant so you’ll be able to find the modelling fondant easily enough.
- 120g red modelling paste
- 100g white modelling paste
- 100g fondant
- 20g yellow modelling paste
- Various food colour
- Dusky pink petal dust
- Royal icing sugar
- A length of dry spaghetti
Roll 15g of white modelling paste out and cut various sized circle for the dots of the toadstool. Don’t worry if you don’t have small circle cutters, just roll small ball of paste and push them flat with the tip of your finger.
To make the heads, colour 50g of the modelling paste/fondant skin tone with a touch of tangerine food colour, roll into a sausage and cut into 13, 12 for the heads and one for the arms, which you can put to one side.
Roll each piece into a ball and add the smiles, using the scallop tool, and black non-pareils for the eyes. Make a slight indent for the nose with the edge of a piping nozzle.
Once the heads are dry to the touch, add a little colour to their cheeks using the petal dust.
With the leftover skin tone paste, roll small thin sausage shapes for the arms
Roll small thin sausages from leftover white modelling paste for the wand and cut 12x 5mm stars from the yellow modelling paste and stick the end of the wand.
Roll 15g of yellow modelling paste for the hair and cut 12 daisy shapes. Stick the centre of the flower to the tops of the heads with a brush of water, arranging the petals to the side so you can the faces.