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Mini Cupcakes

Posted by Search Press Published See Search Press's 272 projects » © 2022 Lorna Fleming / Search Press · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    Start by making discs for the decorations to be mounted on to. Take some white fondant (sugarpaste) and roll it out on a non-stick work board to approximately 2mm (1⁄8in) thick. Cut out circles using the round cutter. Set aside to dry on a foam pad or greaseproof paper.

  • Step 2

    To make the scrolls, take some cream fondant (sugarpaste) and roll into a sausage shape with a width of about 4mm (1⁄8in). Using a craft knife, cut into lengths of 3cm (1¼in). Set aside to dry.

  • Step 3

    Make the ribbon for the scroll by rolling out some red flower paste to about 2mm (1⁄16in) thick. Using a craft knife cut into strips measuring 3mm x 3.5cm (1⁄8in x 13⁄8in).

  • Step 4

    Fix the ribbon around the centre of the scroll with a small amount of edible glue.

  • Step 5

    To create the exam paper, roll out some white flower paste. Cut into rectangles measuring 3cm by 2.5cm (1¼ x 1in). Slightly curl over the top left-hand corner of the exam paper and set aside to dry.

  • Step 6

    Once dry, take a black edible ink pen and run this around the edge of the exam paper. Add further detail to the exam paper using red and black edible ink pens.

  • Step 7

    For the base of the mortar board, roll a piece of black fondant (sugarpaste) into a ball with a diameter of 2cm (¾in), then use your index finger to squash the ball to create a flat surface. Set aside to dry.

  • Step 8

    To make the top of the mortar board, roll out some black flower paste to a thickness of 1mm (1⁄16in). Using a craft knife, cut it into squares measuring 3 x 3cm (1¼ x 1¼in). Set aside to dry.

  • Step 9

    Make the tassel by rolling out some black flower paste into a thin sausage shape. Cut into lengths of 3cm (1¼in). Using your index finger, flatten the end of the sausage shape. Now using a craft knife, make small slits in the flattened edge to create a tassel.

  • Step 10

    Assemble the mortar board by fixing the top to the base with edible glue. Then attach the tassel to the centre.

  • Step 11

    Attach the decorations to the discs and set them aside to dry while you bake, cool and ice the mini cupcakes.

  • Step 12

    Apply the decorations to the buttercream-topped cupcakes.

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