A quick and spoooooky cupcake tutorial in 2 styles to get you in the mood for Halloween!
All you need are a few tools, some dust and fondant and you’re on your way!
It’s a nice and easy tutorial to try out with your kids over Halloween. Enjoy!
What you’ll need:
Circle Cutter (around 3”)
Smoother (Flexi-Smoothers are preferred)
Dresden Tool (or similar)
Medium Fluffly paintbrush
Fine detailed paintbrush
Black Fondant (small amount)
Black Petal Dust
Flat ice your cupcakes
Cover all of your cupcakes with circles of fondant slightly larger than the cupcake top. Mine were around 3 inches in diameter.
Smooth the top and round the sides of the fondant circles.
CUPCAKE STYLE 1
Using a ball tool, make areas for the eye sockets, mouth and cheek bones. Then, with a small pointed tool, create the nostrils, being careful to not pierce through the fondant.
Using black petal dust and a good dry brush, shade the insides of the eye sockets and cheeks. Remember to start with only a little dust. Sometimes less is more.
Using a small amount of edible glue, attach 2 white balls of fondant to your eye sockets – making sure that the shaded area behind will still show through.
Roll out 2 balls of white fondant for the eyes and 2 very small balls of black for the pupils. Attach with a little glue and press the black circles flat.
Fill in the mouth with a bit of black fondant and use the ball tool to spread it to the edges of the mouth.
Using a droplet of vodka or other clear alcohol, mix in some of the black petal dust until it is a thin paint consistency. You can then pain in the nostrils.
CUPCAKE STYLE 2
Using your dresden tool again – make the ‘stitch’ marks over the top of your mouth
Attach 2 equal sized balls for the eyes securing with edible glue and add a small amount of black to each of the pupils. Paint in your stitches and your nostrils and then your happy spooky face is ready for eating! Have a great Halloween!