I think I’m destined to be forever tardy. Yesterday, I told you I spent the night making cupcakes for a party and I couldn’t really say anymore than that as the party was a surprise Baby Shower for my cousin. My plan was to wake up early and finish the baby shower cupcakes but that didn’t happen as I ended up unintentionally falling back to sleep. Eventually, I woke up and managed to get the cakes done with time to spare (not like me, I’m known for always being late!). However, on the way I had a caketastrophy which meant that I ended up being late anyway!
Fortunately, all the cakes escaped with just a few bruises so I was able to deliver them to the party.
Do you need to make your own baby shower cupcakes? Here is a basic tutorial for one of the stork cupcake toppers.
How to Make Stork Cupcakes
A simple guide to making stork cupcake toppers. Any alternative options will appear in brackets.
What you will need:
- White sugarpaste
- Orange sugarpaste (I used Sugarflair Gel in ‘Peach’ to colour mine)
- Rose petal cutters (a large and small)
- Small circular cutter
- Craft knife or sharp kitchen knife
- Leaf shaping modelling tool (Alternative: a cocktail stick or the back of a knife)
- Create each of the shapes needed as shown in the photo below. To create the blanket, use your large rose petal cutter and cut out a teardrop shape. Using your smaller petal cutter, cut inside of your teardrop ensuring that the cutters are the same direction and that the points touch. Your shape should then be adjusted to look like the one in the photo.
- Place your pieces onto a cupcake topper base. It is entirely up to you on the shape and size of your base but remember you will need to adjust your proportions accordingly. I have opted for a pink, flower shape, which is around 2.5in wide, to go with my theme. At this point, do not stick down any of your pieces as we need to check proportion and position – apologies for the lighting in this photo
- When you are happy that everything fits, glue it down with either edible glue or water.
- Cut your storks neck to size and then add the knot.
- Next, take the remaining balls of sugar paste and rub each one between your fingers, creating a cone shape.
- Stick these above your knot and then push lightly to flatten them.
- Finally, use your leaf shaping tool to add crease details to your knot (if you don’t have this tool then a cocktail stick or the back of a knife will do the trick – but don’t press too hard).
- Now they’re ready to be added to your cupcakes.
Ta da! A really quick and simple guide to making really cute baby shower cupcakes.
Have an idea for another tutorial? Let me know!