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Cocktail Cupcake Toppers


It's 5 O'Clock somewhere, make these adorable cupcake toppers today!

By Sachiko Windbiel
Mimicafe Union
http://www.mimicafeunion.com




  • Satin Ice Fondant (See colors below)
  • Biscuit Cutter
  • Rolling Pin
  • White Gel Color
  • Piping Tip (Ateco #804)
  • Rolling Cutter
  • Exacto Knife
  • Water and Brush (for adhesion)

The set up:

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Here you can see: "Pina Colada" paired with "Blue Hawaiian" / "Berry Daiquiri" paired with "Margarita" / "Mojito Green" paired with "Bahama Mama" / the White fondant will be used for the bottom side of the topper.


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  • Use your Rolling pin to roll out each color, making the blue fondant slightly thicker than the yellow fondant, as shown.
  • Use the 2-inch Biscuit Cutter to cut out a circle of the Blue Hawaiian fondant.
  • Use the Piping Tip to create 10-12 Pina Colada dots. Then place the dots on the Blue Hawaiian fondant circle.
  • Very gently roll the dots onto the Blue Hawaiian circle, being careful not to press too strongly so that the Pina Colada dots maintain their nice round shape.


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  • Use your 2-inch Biscuit Cutter to cut out the Pina Colada dotted Blue Hawaiian Circle.
  • Use a Rolling Pin to roll out the White Fondant to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  • Here is a view of the thickness you want your white fondant to be.
  • Place your Pina Colada / Blue Hawaiian circle on top of the white fondant, carefully handling it to maintain it's round shape.

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  • Roll out Blue Hawaiian and White fondant, so they are both thin layers.
  • Use the 2-inch Biscuit Cutter to mark circles in each layer of fondant.
  • With the Exacto Knife, cut the shape of a glass - you can use an image from the internet for reference.
  • Gently peel away the fondant from around the glass shape you created.

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Place the Blue Hawaiian colored glass in the center of the White Fondant circle. With Ex-acto Knife, trace the shape of the glass slightly larger on the White Fondant.
Make additional cuts to facilitate peeling and remove excess fondant as shown.
Place the two-layer glass onto the topper of your choosing. If the White Fondant bottom side of the glass is a little bit moist, that's good and will allow the glass to adhere easily to the topper. If that side is dry, just moisten it with the touch of a damp brush.
Hand cut the stem of the cocktail glass from the excess white fondant.


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  • Attach the stem to the topper as shown. Again, if the backside of the fondant is not moist, touch it with a damp brush.
  • Combine a small amount of Blue Hawaiian color mix Fondant with a slightly larger portion of White Fondant to create a pale blue color. Repeat this step with an even smaller amount of the blue to create an even paler blue.
  • Roll out the Pale Blue and the Paler Blue fondant to a very thin consistency. Using an Ex-acto Knife, cut out ice cubes of varying size from the two pale blue strips and attach them onto the cocktail glass in a random fashion.
  • Use a small portion of the Mojito Green Color Mix and create small mint leaves. Attach them to the top of the cocktail glass, creating a nice green accent that will pop!


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Tequila Sunrise:

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  • Roll out a portion of the Strawberry Daiquiri mixed fondant and a portion of the white fondant into a narrowing baseball bat like shape. With one point finishing into the other as shown.
  • Attach the two bat shapes together.
  • Use the Ex-acto Knife to cut the combined parts into even pieces.
  • Roll each of the cut pieces into a ball.
  • Using your fingers and your palm, roll each ball into a short, spaghetti like piece. Lay each of the short spaghetti piece into parallel to one another.
  • Carefully roll out the spaghetti strands, making them flat.
  • Use the 2-inch Biscuit Cutter to make a half cut (as shown) on the pink ombre mix. Also use the Biscuit Cutter to make a circle cut on some rolled out White Fondant.
  • Just as you cut out the earlier cocktail, do the same with the pink ombre fondant. Then proceed to do the same and cut a slightly larger shape around your cocktail glass in the White Fondant.


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  • Use the Strawberry Daiquiri and the Mojito Green color Mix to create a small strawberry accent at the top of your drink. Roll a ball to create the strawberry, and use a star cutter for the strawberry leaf.
  • To create a Lime Slice garnish, lay out pea portions of the Margarita Fondant, White Fondant, and the Mojito Green Fondant in the corresponding proportions shown.
  • After using your finger to flatten each of the pea sized balls, layer them on top of one another. Base to top - Mojito Green, White, Margarita. Then press them together lightly to fuse.
  • Use white gel color on a sharp, small brush and paint on the lime's sections.


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