Hello Sugar friends!
I hope your new year is getting off to a great start! I have hit the ground running in 2013, with many new projects in progress. We are still working on our new membership area that we hope to open in a few months. It is a huge project to build, and it is taking a bit longer than we anticipated, but I promise it will be worth the wait! I am also eyeball deep into preparation for our next DVD filming date next month. It is going to be another DVD on some gorgeous gumpaste flowers, buds, and leaves. Stay tuned to our blog and newsletter for all the scoop!
Since I am so swamped under, I have not had time to work on any blog projects. My dear friend Vik the Chef has come to my rescue by putting together this wonderful guest blog project for owl cupcake toppers. So with no further delay, take it away Vik :
These cute Fondant Owls are perfect for decorating cupcakes or cookies.
They utilize common cutter shapes and the sizes can be customized to suit any project.
Cut the bodies of the owls with a round cutter from light brown fondant mixed with a bit of Tylose. Let dry overnight. Allowing these to harden overnight will keep the grease content of your buttercream on the cupcake from softening the fondant owl upon contact.
Using a Food marker make wavy lines to suggest feathers.
Attach two teardrop shapes cut from dark brown fondant for the wings.
Attach the two white fondant circles for eyes.
Use a small piping tip to cut circles from blue fondant for the irises.
A small triangle shaped piece of Yellow fondant forms the beak.
Create female owls by adding a small flower shape with a non pareil center.
Use an edible food marker to finish the eye with a pupil.
Place on your cupcakes or cookies!
Vik The Chef is a Sugar artist from Toronto Ontario with a background in Professional Culinary cuisine. Her cakes feature hand made fondant, sugar flowers and highly detailed custom designs. In 2011 she participated as an assistant on the Canadian filmed Cake Walk series, achieving a first place win against two other teams. Please visit www.vikthechef.ca to view more of her beautiful work.
How cute are those owl toppers?
Thank you Vik for such a fun and easy cupcake idea!
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