Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bee and daisy cupcake topper tutorial:

What you will need:

·   White fondant for the flower and Yellow for the flower centre. Mazipan and black fondant for the bee.
·         Black flower stamen heads.
·         PME Large daisy cutter.

You can get one here:
·         Rolling pin

  Getting started

1.       Depending on how many cupcakes you have to cover will alter the amount of fondant you will need but to cover approx 12 cupcakes –White fondant ball the size of a golf ball will cut 12 daisy head at 3mm thick. Roll out the fondant, dab the daisy cutter in some corn flower to stop the fondant from sticking. Once having cut the daisy, place onto some baking parchment. Cut 12 or as many as you need and leave to dry.

   2.     With the yellow fondant make the flower centres  Roll a small ball in the palm of your hand/squash flat and use edible glue or some golden syrup to stick to the centre of each flower.

     3. Using a quilting tool or a cocktail stick, prick the centre several times for texture.

4.         For the bee you will need approx, golf ball size of marzipan and half the size of black fondant and some stamen heads for his antenna.

5. Roll 12 small balls of marzipan, gauge the size you will need against the size of the flower.

6.       Roll out some back fondant and use a pair of scissors to cut two strips for the stripes of the bee, you will also need two tiny dots for eyes. Wrap the strips around the bee body and then place the eyes in place. 

7.    Fold a stamen in half and place inside the bee’s head.
  Place a small amount of edible glue on the base of the bee, place on-top of the flower

And he’s finished!  I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if there is anything you’re not sure about you can send me an email or post your query below. Thank you. I look forward to sharing more tutorials with you -Hx

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