I've been wanting to do a post on fondant toppers for a while now. I love the look of fondant on cupcakes, and I love being creative with it in the kitchen. It feels like you're making an art project rather than a tedious decoration, and Riley loves playing with all the leftover "play-doh" (yum!). I rolled out the fondant for this project and used a round cutter to make the circles. To make the design, I traced the same cutter on a paper plate and sketched out a graphic inside the circle. After I cut it out, I used it as a template to cut out the Batman logos. The most important thing to remember when making your own is to plan everything out beforehand. Choose the graphics and colors before you start, making sure that your design isn't too intricate. These would be adorable on any kind of cupcakes for any occasion. DIY cupcake tower and red velvet recipe coming soon :)
DIY Cupcake Toppers
1 recipe homemade fondant, colors of your choice
vegetable shortening for rolling
large cutting board or surface and rolling pin
2" round cutter
paper plate, cardboard, or card stock
pen and scissors
exacto or paring knife
Before beginning, grease all surfaces with a very light coating of vegetable shortening to prevent the fondant from sticking. Roll out your base color fondant (the color you want the background circle to be) to 1/8"-1/4" thick. Using the round cutter, cut out as many circles as you can fit. Gather the scraps up from around the circles, and carefully transfer the circles to a large flat surface to dry. Re-roll the scraps and cut more circles.
Trace the round cutter onto a paper plate. Using your graphic, either trace or sketch it inside the circle. Cut out the graphic. Roll out your second color of fondant 1/8"-1/4" thick. Place the graphic onto the rolled fondant and use a paring knife to cut around it. Lift the graphic and place it on a surface to dry. Continue to cut the graphic until you have enough.
Using a dab of water as glue, place the graphic onto the fondant circles. Let dry overnight. Place on top of frosted cupcakes.