Cupcake Decorating - How To Make Daffodil Cupcakes
Daffodil Cupcakes - No Cutters Required
These daffodil cupcake toppers are easy to make without any cutters of any kind - so why not give someone you know a treat and make them some pretty daffodil cupcakes.
Cupcake decorating is a great hobby, and there are plenty of things you can make without having to invest in expensive cake decorating equipment - as these lovely daffodil cake decorations show.
A box of handmade cupcakes makes a great gift, and daffodils are especially lovely for Mothers Day or Easter. There are 2 types of daffodil cupcake toppers shown here, so why not do a some of each for a really stunning present.
It's time to bring your creative side out to play and have a go at making them, all you need do is follow the instructions and have fun.
What You'll Need
The great thing about these is that the list of equipment is very short:
Cocktail Sticks (for the upright daffodils)
Green food colouring
Yellow sugarpaste / fondant
Green sugarpaste / fondant.
A few drops of water to act as glue
Standing Up Daffodil Cupake Decorations - Instructions
- Using green food colouring paint the cocktail sticks green for the daffodil stems. Leave to dry.
- Take a pea sized ball of yellow sugar paste and gently flatten it into a disc shape approx 2 cm across (see figure 1)
- Take 5 further balls of yellow sugarpaste - each half the size of your previous pea sized ball) and roll them into a cone shape (see figure 2)
- With your fingertips flatten each cone into a petal shape (see figure 3)
- Dab some water on the flattened disc and arrange the petals around the outside (see figure 4)
- Set aside to dry, ideally resting the daffodil head in a curved receptacle i.e. the bottom of an egg box, or an ice cube tray as shown in picture (see figure 5) - they will take approx 20 mins to dry to a point they can be handled - the longer you leave them the better.
- Repeat process until you have the required number of daffodil heads.
- Take a further ball of yellow sugarpaste and shape around the edge of a paint brush or similar object into a tube shape (this will be the centre of the daffodil flower) (see figure 6)
- Once the daffodil heads are dry dab a little water into the center and gently press the daffodil trumpet into place.
- Take a pea sized piece of green sugarpaste and flatten on one side. Dip the end of a cocktail stick into water and insert into the green sugarpaste - leave to set for a few minutes (see figure 7)
- Dab a little water onto the flattened side of the green sugarpaste and stick the
- daffodil head to it - leave to dry with the daffodil resting upwards (see figure 8)Once dried insert into cupcakes or cakes in your own arrangement.
Daffodils with Bow Cupcake Arrangement
To start follow steps 2 - 9 above.
Once you have your daffodil heads the final steps are as follows:
- Roll out 3 pieces of green sugarpaste for the daffodil stems and arrange them on your cupcake.
- Dab the top of each step with a little water and stick a daffodil head (as made previously) the the top of each stem (see figure 1)
- To make the bow, first roll a thin piece of yellow sugarpaste to a length of about 2 inches. Fold into an inverted V shape and place over the your daffodil stems (see figure 2)
- Take 2 further 2 inch long strips of yellow sugarpaste and fold them into loops, placing one each side of the top of the V, then place a small ball of yellow sugarpaste over the join to hide it (see figure 3)
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