Funky Flower Cupcakes

These cupcakes are ideal for a young girl’s birthday party. They are fun, colorful, easy to make and people will think you spent so much time creating these designer inspired cupcakes. The print design is created by printing on an edible icing sheet with edible ink. You can use the design shown or create an array of different flower cupcakes by mixing and matching patterns. The end result is a professional looking cupcake that is easy enough for the novice cake decorator to make.

 

What You’ll Need

  • Cupcakes
  • Pink Icing
  • Fondant
  • Knife
  • Plastic mat
  • Rolling pin
  • 2 different size flower cookie cutters
  • Blue, green and yellow gel paste
  • Icing sheet with design print
  • Piping gel
  • Cake decorating bag
  • Ball tool
  • Shortening
  • Parchment paper or plastic wrap
  • Spatula

Instructions:

  1. Lightly grease plastic mat.
  2. Roll fondant to 1/16” thick.
  3. Apply light coat of piping gel to area where you will apply design
  4. Remove plastic backing from designer icing sheet
  5. Place icing sheet on top of gel area and rub smooth.
  6. Use the larger flower cookie cutter to cut through icing sheet and fondant.
  7. Lift flower with spatula and set aside to dry flat on parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  8. Mix white fondant with a little blue and green gel paste to create an aqua color (as shown).
  9. Roll aqua fondant to 1/16” thick.  Cut out smaller flower shape.
  10. Using the ball tool, rub the center of the flower to make the petals bend upwards. Set aside to dry, as indicated above.
  11. Color some fondant yellow with the yellow gel paste.
  12. Roll a small ball of yellow fondant to fit in the center of the aqua flower. Adhere with a small bit of piping gel. Mark the yellow ball with the knife, creating a criss cross pattern.
  13. Pipe a ring of pink icing on the cupcake.
  14. Place the design printed flower cut-out in the center. Apply a small amount of piping gel in the center of this flower and then stick the aqua flower on top.

Tip: You will be able to complete all your cupcakes faster if you do all of one type of flower at a time and then move on to the other. Just cut out all the larger flowers, moving the cutter around the edible paper, keeping the flowers as close together as possible to avoid waste and save time on rolling out more fondant. You can stick the flower parts together with icing if you don’t have piping gel available.

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