Thursday, 24 December 2015

Santa Cupcake Toppers

I think I've finally been hit by the festive spirit! Christmas cheer is here!  Ho Ho Ho!
It's been particularly tardy in arriving this year. Maybe because I had to do my shopping so late. (My usual plan is to get it all done before the school holidays start, which just wasn't possible in these busy last few months.) And when you go to the mall this close to Christmas, forget being hit by festive spirit, you get assaulted by it... (There's not a lot of peace and goodwill in the parking lots as people fight for that last empty space!)
But here we are, with just a few hours to go - and I feel like I can finally relax into the occasion.

So here's my gift to you: an easy Santa cupcake topper tutorial....

Santa Cupcake Toppers:

What you'll need:   
  • Sugarpaste in red, white, flesh and black (this is a fondant/ modelling chocolate blend) 
  • Round and scalloped cutters
  • Small roller
  • Edible glue and brush
  • Dresden tool, bone tool
  • Small palette knife
  • Edible powder colour pink and brush
  • Cornflour for dusting your work surface
Cut out a circle of flesh-coloured paste using the plain round cutter (use the smaller of the two). This is the face. 

Cut out a circle of white paste using the larger scalloped cutter . 
Cut away a segment of white paste using the smaller plain cutter. 
This is the beard. 

 Use two small balls of white paste to create the moustache 

Roll them into tear drop shapes

Make a nose, eyes and eyebrows 

Cut out a circle of red paste for the hat

Cut off the excess

Add a strip of white paste

Add the tassel of the hat

and a pom pom...

Use the edible glue to put all the pieces together

Make an impression for the eyes, add creases

Assemble the rest of the face and add some pink "blush" to Santa's nose. 


Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas!


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