Cupcakes for Artists

I was planning to give these cupcakes to a friend who loves painting. It was his birthday, but the taste of the chocolate cupcake I made from scratch was a total fail. The after taste of the cupcake due to the baking soda overpowered the cupcake’s overall taste. I don’t usually add baking soda to my cakes/cupcakes because I don’t like the taste it gives. I did not follow my instinct and added it and I just didn’t like the taste at all that I decided not to give it.

Anyway, the fondant topper came out really nice so I’m sharing it here. =)

Here’s how to make an artist’s palette fondant topper:

Step 1: Use a circle cutter (orange cutter) to cut fondant into circles.  I actually forgot to take a photo of that. You can use any circle cutter or container lids if you have.

Step 2: Get any piping tip, then cut the upper right part so it would look like the c-shape edge of the palette.

use the other end of the piping tip

Step 3: Using the Wilton tip #12, place a whole

Wilton tip #12

Step 4: Using the Wilton tip #12, make small circles out of different fondant colors. Here, I used red, blue, green, yellow, pink, and black.

Step 5: Arrange the different colors on the palette according to the order you like. You can also flatten them a bit by using your fingers so the paint will look a bit irregular in shape like in real life.

Step 6: Add frosting on the cupcake.

Step 7: Place the fondant topper on top of the frosting.

I hope this gives you an idea for your next cupcake projects. =) Have you done something like this? You can post your link here so I can see it. I’d love to share it here. =)

Some of the items used in this cupcake topper: (You can buy ready-made fondant with different colors from Wilton)

If you are in Jeddah, you can visit: Cake Decoration Center, Jeddah where they sell fondant in different colors (pink, white, black, brown, blue, yellow, and green). You can also try Cake Arts Jeddah,  but they have limited fondant colors. Bakemate, Jeddah also provides gum paste and fondant. They sometimes go on sale for Silky Magic fondant which can only cost 10 riyals per kilo.

In the Philippines, WheninManila provided an Ultimate list for stores that sell baking supplies. Here it is: Where to Buy Baking Supplies in the Philippines: The Ultimate Store …

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