Delighted to have been featured in Rustic Wedding Chic!
These little Robin cupcakes make a perfect treat this christmas. So simple even the kids can get involved! So what you waiting for?
What you will need:
- Red, white, yellow and chocolate sugarpaste (fondant)
- Rolling pin
- Assorted round cutters (preferably double sided straight and fluted edged). I purchased mine for £1 from Asda (Walmart).
- Icing sugar for rolling out on.
- Small paintbrush
- Water (for gluing sugar paste) or as I like to use 1tsp vodka to 1tsp of light corn oil, as not only does it act as glue, but also makes a fantastic gloss too).
Taking your spatula cover the tops of your cupcakes with a thin layer of buttercream.
Roll out some chocolate sugarpaste (not too thin) and taking a cutter who’s circumference is the same as the top of your cupcake, punch out a circle and place it on top of your cake.
Roll out the red sugarpaste and using a smaller round cutter punch out a small circle for his breast, and stick in place with a little water or edible glue.
To make the wings, roll out a little more chocolate sugarpaste and using the fluted edge of the small cutter punch out a circle and then using a knife cut the circle in half. Stick in place, curving slightly around the red circle to give shape.
Roll a little yellow or orange sugar paste and make it into a triangle for his beak and roll two tiny balls of white sugarpaste to make his eyes and stick into place. Finish by adding tiny dots to the centre of his eyes either with a black edible food pen, or two tiny bits of chocolate sugarpaste for his pupils.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
As it's Christmas...... Here is another of Jillybean's tutorials to add to your Xmas freebies. A Santa cupcake! (We love you guys).... Written by our very own Gillian (co-writer for CakeJournal) and owner of Jillybean Cake Couture.
We had a fab time at C.I. this year in Birmingham. By far the greatest year. I was lucky enough to chat to some pretty special people, and see some of the best entries yet :)
We were very pleased to be able to teach in the heart of Chelsea this week. And what a great class it was..... Though they were beginners we think they made some outstanding Christmas cupcakes!
Their cake, a vintage off white and lilac 4 tier with fondant drape, diamond trim and lilac rose was created to match the brides floral colour scheme.
Gillian has been busy working away on her new CakeJournal tutorial for Halloween. We think they look fab.... you can read the published tutorial here:
Well, its finally here...... Our new website! We think its much sleeker and easier to navigate than the previous one. Enjoy looking through our pictures and do get in touch with us re your bespoke cake design. We are always happy to help and chat cake.