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Last Updated on 9th August 2021 by Vicki
Hi all, this week I have a kids daffodil cupcake decorating idea to show you. What do you think of them? They are so bright and colourful. Perfect for any Spring or Easter themed activity. My girls loved making them. They would also make great Mother’s Day cupcakes or even a fun St David’s day cupcake craft activity. As with all my Kids Cake Craft activities, I try not to use my specialist cake decorating equipment, but instead use tools that you should hopefully have at home.
Items Needed For This Tutorial
- Ready baked cupcakes.
- White fondant.
- Yellow fondant.
- Orange fondant.
(If you have any of the fondant left over, make sure you keep it wrapped up and stored in an air tight container. The colours are perfect for my upcoming kids cake decorating post, where we’re making Easter chick cupcakes.)
- Circle cutter about the same size as your cupcake. You could use a cookie cutter or even a cup.
- Heart cutter. (For size reference, my heart cutter is about 3cm at it’s widest point in both directions.)
- Rolling pin.
- Spoon with a straight handle.
My cupcakes are usually on the larger side. The cases I used for these cupcakes were Dr Oetker’s Rainbow Cupcake Cases. The yellow really suited the daffodil decoration. Most supermarkets sell these cupcake cases.
Roll out some white fondant and use you circle cutter to cut out a circle. If you find your fondant is a little sticky you could dust the area with a small amount of cornflour.
Place the circle on top of your cupcake and smooth with the palm of your hand. You could use a little jam or buttercream to help it stick to the cupcake.
Fondant Daffodil Cupcake Tutorial
Roll out your yellow fondant and cut out 6 hearts.
Using a tiny amount of water, stick the first two hearts on the cupcake. Make sure the pointed ends overlap the edge of the cupcake slightly. The way I described it to my girls, is place the hearts in a 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock position.
Place the next two hearts in a 10 o’clock and 2 o’ clock position. Again, you can use a tiny amount of water to help them stick if you need to.
Stick the last two hearts in the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock position.
Next, take a piece of orange fondant and mould it into a cone shape with your hands. Make sure both ends are flat.
Stick the cone in the middle of the daffodil. (smaller end facing down)
Making The Daffodil’s Trumpet
For the next part we used the handle of a spoon. It doesn’t have to be circular, but it does help to be the same thickness all the way down.
Place the handle of the spoon in the middle of the orange fondant. To make the hole, twist the spoon as you gently press downwards. My girls loved doing this!
Now you have your finished daffodil cupcake!
Below are photos of the cupcakes that my girls made. They really enjoyed making them!
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. Remember to keep an eye out for my next kids cake decorating activity, where we are making Easter chick cupcakes! In the meantime, if you would like to look at my other kids cake decorating ideas, you can do so here.
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