Princess cupcakes

Do you know a special little princess? Most young girls, at some point, dream of being a princess, so we reckon these pretty princess cupcakes will be very popular!

If you’re throwing a princess party or just fancy spoiling someone on their birthday, try decorating your cupcakes with these pretty toppers.

They may look a little tricky but these toppers are actually quite easy to master. We’ve broken down all the elements in to step-by-step pictures to show how to make the individual designs.

The castle is shaped by a Rice Krispie treat, the hat by a ice cream cone – clever, eh?

Our cupcake queen Victoria Threader is a whizz with fondant and modelling paste and can create amazing designs with just a little imagination.

You don’t need to have all the fancy decorating tools to be able to make these toppers – a steady hand and creative flair and you can carve your own designs on the paste.

Most shops sell ready-coloured fondant and paste but if you can’t find any, you can colour white paste yourself quite easily.

We love seeing all the amazing cake creations you make so keep sharing them on our Facebook page.

Ingredients

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g softened butter/stork
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 3tsp milk (room temperature)

For the buttercream

  • 250g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp milk

For the toppers

  • 4 Rice Krispie treat bars
  • 100g dark pink modelling paste
  • 10g light purple modelling paste
  • 10g white modelling paste
  • 20g grey modelling paste
  • 5g green modelling paste
  • 50g white ready-to-roll fondant
  • 4 ice cream cones
  • Sugar pearl sprinkles
  • Edible silver leaf/silver paint
  • 2mm gold sugar balls