Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I needed a quick batch of cupcakes this weekend. A very, very quick batch of cupcakes. I had roughly an hour to whip up something that had to look respectable. So, I grabbed a box of cake mix (yes, I can do that!), a hunk of fondant and my set of daisy fondant cutters.
The cutters quickly and easily transformed ordinary cupcakes into something really cute!
To make these flowers, you'll need:
Set of three daisy cutters (link)
1/4-1/2lb of rolling fondant.
gel food coloring (optional)
corn starch for dusting
muffin tin or egg carton
bamboo skewer or toothpick
small dish of water
If you desire colored flowers, tint the fondant with a little gel color and knead until uniform.
Dust your work surface with a little corn starch and roll out the fondant about 1/2 cm thick. Cut out sets of your shapes and then, using the toothpick or skewer, press a line into each petal.
Assemble the flowers with a dab of water, stacking them from smallest to largest and then lay them in an egg carton or muffin tin. Adjust the petals a little to give them a more natural look and allow to dry for about 20-30 minutes.
After frosting your cupcakes, simply pick up the flowers and gently press onto each cake.
Thats it! So easy even my husband could do it.
Serve and be prepared to get plenty of oohs and aahs.