My son’s school had a special ‘Queens Birthday cupcake Day’ so I was asked to make 130 toppers. Yes 130!!!!
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They were a lot of fun to make but took agessssssss..(approximately 6 hours, Ouch!) For such simple little things they had several processes.
There were so many!
Below I have listed the individual steps, sorry I didn’t have pictures during the making of the crowns( I forgot!! ) oooops.
Step 1: Colour fondant / sugarpaste.
Step 2: Roll out to 1/8th of an inch.
Step 3: Using a Ribbon cutter like the one below make some 2 inch strips. (or you can use a ruler and a pizza cutter or sharp knife)
Step 4: Take a straight frill cutter and make a ‘crown’ shaped edge at the top.
(I used the FMM set like the one below, but you can use anything that has a decorative edge)
Step 5: Take the Roller cutter fitted with the ‘beaded’ embosser and roll along the bottom edge only.
(Below is the bead embosser use in multiples, I only used a single one)
Step 6: Cut into 4 1/2 inch lengths.
Step 7: Wrap the embossed fondant strip around a circular cutter of your choice for uniformity of size. (alternatively you can use a small glass,jar or cardboard tube for this step), Apply a dab of water and join ends lightly smoothing the seam, gently remove the cutter from the center.
Step 8: Very carefully fan (slightly bend) all the tips outwards to complete the overall crown look.
Voila! One fondant crown…
Oh?.. you thought I was done…. Nooope, Guess again !!!!
It’s time for some bling!!
Once the crown has dried a little to the point where you can pick it up without it losing it’s shape, place some edible gold glitter in a small shallow bowl, lightly brush the tips of the crown with vodka or rose spirit (it evaporates so move quickly!) and invert the crown dipping the tips into the edible glitter for a little bit of bling.
Ok!….Nowwww, your done!!! Whew!
Let them dry completely and place ceremoniously onto your cupcakes or cake.
They were a huge hit, the kids loved them and they disappeared very rapidly!
I’m already looking forward to the next one.