Thursday, September 16, 2010

My first Tutorial! Pirate Cupcakes and Display

This is my first tutorial.  The pictures could be better but I had fun putting it all together.  Just click on the pictures for larger images.  Hope you like it!

Part 1: Pirate Mate Cupcake Tutorial

Supply List:

Fondant – white, red, and black
Premade red and black fondant (you can color your own but I prefer to just buy it)
Gel food colors- black, ivory
Circle cutter
Paint brush and water
Tip #3
Pink petal dust
Paint brush

Step 1: Color fondant ivory. Then roll out and using a circle cutter make circles for the faces.

Step 2: Next roll out red fondant and cut circles using the same cutter in step 1. Then cut in half and with water attach each half to your ivory circles.

Step3: Roll out a small portion of white fondant and with tip#3 cut out small circles. If they are sticking to the tip just use a tooth pick to gently remove them. Attach them to your red hat with water. Alternate pirate mate has a stripe instead of dots – roll your fondant out, cut stripes, and then attach with water.

Step 4: Next you will need to roll a small ball of fondant into a sausage shape but with pointy ends. Bend it and in the center slightly pinch it. This is the knot on your hat. Attach with water.

Step 5: Next you need to give your pirate a little color in his cheeks. Pour a little dust out on to wax paper and then dip your finger in pink petal dust. Rub your pointer finger and thumb together to remove excess dust. Softly rub pointer finger on pirate face for pink cheeks.

Step 6: Now you are ready to make your pirates face. Use the end of a paint brush dipped in black gel food coloring to make your eyes. Then using the large opening of a tip make an indentation for his mouth and then roll a small ball of ivory fondant for the nose and attach with water. If you are making the alternate pirate face you will also need to add your scar. Just use a tooth pick with black color on the tip and paint the scar on to his cheek.

 Congratulations- you now have a cute little pirate face!

Coming soon-

Part 2: How to make the Pirate Captain face and treasure map tutorial

Part 3: How to make the Pirate Cupcake Stand


Miranda @ The Spotted Cake said...

First, your cakes and cupcakes are all amazing! This is a great tutorial! You are definitely inspirational. :) Would you mind me featuring a few of your cake and cupcake creations on my new blog, The Spotted Cake?

Sweet Elegance Cakes said...

Thank you so much and no I don't mind at all!

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